Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Travel Tissue Holder Tutorial...

Hi, friends! Today I'm going to show you a quick project to teach kiddos how to make a running stitch and how to sew on a button! By whipping up a cute travel tissue holder out of a half-sheet of felt, they can create a fun and useful project:

Begin by gathering your's what you'll need:

  • 9" x 12" piece of patterned felt (Hobby Lobby sells LOTS of different designs of patterned felt, both girly and guy designs, for only $.50 a sheet)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Needle
  • Button
  • Pinking shears
  • Travel-sized package of tissue

Fold the felt in half and cut using pinking shears:

Cut the other long sides of the felt pieces with the pinking shears as well:

Lay the pack of tissues on the piece of felt and fold the sides over to "fit" the packet to the felt:

The felt will be longer that you'll need to cover the package, so trim approximately 1 3/4" off of the felt so that it ends up measuring 7 1/4" and there is a slight overlapping of the felt in the center:

Fold the cut felt around the tissue package to retro-fit the cover, remove the tissue and pin the ends in place:

Thread a needle with a coordinating color thread and using a running stitch, sew the ends closed:

For decorative purposes, you can sew a little button to the center of the top flap of the tissue pouch:

Tuck your tissue packet into the cute little pouch that you just stitched up and toss it in your purse or backpack! These would be fun to give to co-workers/schoolmates, friends, aunts/grandmothers, teachers, etc. (Oh, and your kiddo will be so proud to tell the recipient that they made it them-self!)

Thanks for dropping by today! I hope that you have a TERRIFIC week!


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