My mom and I got to chatting about tissue covers made of fabric. It sounded like a fun and quick sewing project and a good use for some scrap fabric. Before I had a chance go "Google" a tutorial or pattern, my mom sent me a link and you can find it HERE. Thanks, Mom!
The tutorial is found on a very cute blog called "Two Brown Birds". I need to take some more time to look at all the patterns on that site.
For a tissue cover, you need two fabrics which look cute together. For the fabric on the outside, you need a piece of fabric which measures 5 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. For the fabric on the inside (the lining), you need a fabric which measures 5 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches. I was looking at the pattern on my phone and mis-read the measures and cut a bunch of rectangles which were 5 1/2 inches by 7 inches! Don't do that!
Believe it or not, when I was cutting the fabric, I kept saying to myself, "Measure twice; cut once!"
I should have been, "Read the measurements in the pattern three times, measure twice, cut once!"
For folks who follow this sort of thing, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 - 9 (2014).
Don't you think this would make a great little gift for a teacher!?
Let me leave you with a tip from my Mom... because Mom's do know best. I learn so much from my Mom! Mom says she made cardboard templates to cut her tissue cover pieces. I used my rotary cutter, rulers, and a cutting mat, but having cardboard templates would really make the cutting a breeze!