I saw an adorable Kleenex pouch like this and knew I had to run to my worktable (translation, dining room table) and make one for my club members and friends. Am I the only one who sees something and then has to take it apart to measure and copy? That being said, I came up with instructions for you. This fabric is from our newest collection called Twitterpated, #125412 $9.95.
The fabric is sold 3 Fat Quarters to a package. It part of a product suite which means that it matches several other products in the Twitterpated line. Like buttons, pleated satin ribbon and Designer Series Paper. You can see the line on page 12 & 13 of the new Occasions Mini Catalog
3 pieces @ 4" x 5 3/4"
2 pieces @ 4" x 4"
Leave one large piece flat. This is the back of your tissue holder
Since you are working on the inside of the project and you want all your seams on the inside, you must lay the 4" x 5 3/4" face up (pretty side up) to start. Then layer the folded pieces of fabric on top of the flat piece. Layer the fabric like a folding the lid of a box. Be sure to place the folded edge of the fabric so that lays toward the middle and NOT on the seam edge. Pin all your edges in place.
Have I told you that I got a serger sewing machine for my birthday? Ahhhhh, I'm having a love affair with my serger. I ask myself EVERYDAY why I never bought one before! I've been a seamstress for over 40 years and a quilter for the last 6 years. What was I thinking? Is it part of my Catholic upbringing that made me deny myself the pleasures of serging? Is it my mother's fault for telling me that "children in Africa didn't have sergers"?
And this is what my beautiful machine can do. I was going to say my Brother because that's the brand but, that sounds too weird if I'm having a love affair with him.
Turn your little creation inside out and viola! you have a Kleenex pouch. Stuff your Kleenex package in the pocket and embellish the outside any way you want. I used a bone folder to push out the corners from the inside.
How does one go through life without a bone folder? AND serger? I shudder to think I almost did only half complete!
Now that you've made a Kleenex pouch, try making a drink coaster the same way.
Cut 5 pieces of fabric @ 5" x 5" and complete it the same way that you made the pouch.
This is a great way to use up all those fabric scraps in your drawer.
(As a footnote, this coaster was cut 4" x 4" which in hind site is too small. I'll definitely cut it the larger size next time because you lose about 3/4" when you sew the seams.)
OMGosh! Wouldn't this make an adorable Get Well gift? Stuff the cup with the Kleenex pouch, the coaster, a bag of tea or instant soup, put it in a clear bag and tie it with a ribbon? I might have to get sick so that I can make myself one!
I'm running to my studio (dining room) to do it now!
Merci d'avoir visité mon blog et le tutoriel de mon mini étui à mouchoirs. Si vous avez apprécié mon projet et que vous avez été inspiré pour créer votre propre étui, laissez-moi un commentaire et une photo de votre création! J'adorerais voir ce que vous avez fait! Ne vous en faites pas... Je suis capable de bien lire le français même si je suis incapable de le parler ou de l'écrire!