So call me lazy, I prefer to call it efficient. I needed to find a way to make these adorable tissue pack covers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Preferably with one piece of fabric and minimal seams. In a previous post I showed you how to make these using three smaller pieces and four seams. You can see the post How to Make a Mini Tissue Pack Cover (Method 1) if you are interested in using up smaller scrap pieces of fabric.
You know how sometimes you are laying in bed thinking about all the things you need to do and all of sudden a solution to something else in the back of your mind suddenly pops into your interal viewing screen. That’s how this idea for making these tissue packs came to be.
Sew here you go!
1 piece of fabric cut 5-3/4″ by 12″
Finish the narrow ends of your fabric using a serger. You can also use your favorite edge finishing technique with your regular sewing machine. If you are making a bunch of these this would be a good opportunity to use a chain method of stitching.
Fold each narrow end in 2″ with wrong sides together and press.
Flip that piece over with right side of fabric facing up.
Fold each end toward the center with right sides together overlapping the folded edges about 1/2″ to 3/4″. Pin in place.
Stitch the narrow ends of the folded rectangle using a serger or regular sewing machine. I prefer the serger for the finished edges.
Trim your threads and turn the cover right side out.
Press only the stitched ends unless you want to press the whole thing.
Insert your tissue pack and deliver to your friends or family.
You can also embellish these with your favorite little doodads. You could even embroider on them for a more personalized approach. If you do embroider on them I would do that prior to folding and stitching the ends while the project is still flat. Again this is still a great way to create fun little gifts for your groups of friends and family and use up your fabric stash. Even if you don’t have scraps of this size you can still use smaller scraps using my Method 1 posted previously.
Hope you enjoyed this quick and simple little tutorial. Please feel free to share and comment. I would love to hear any feedback you have for any of my posts.
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Mini Tissue Pack Cover
Mini pack tissue covers are a great way to make cute multiple gifts for a group of people. In my case it was a bible study group I belong to. When I was trying to find a good tutorial on Pinterest with the correct dimensions it proved to be more of a task than I anticipated. Some only showed pictures and referred to some other topic and others just talked about their finished project and only one or two had actual dimensions. Those that had dimensions had too many pieces and seams for such a small quick project. I have boiled my mini tissue pack covers down to two ways of making them quickly and easily.
The first way involves cutting three pieces which is great for those who want to use up small scraps of fabric. The second method is my own design and uses only one piece of fabric and two seams. That’s what I call quick and to the point. You can check out my post How to Make a Mini Tissue Pack Cover (Method 2) if you want to keep it super simple. In this particular post we are going to show how to make a tissue cover using Method 1.
2 pieces at 4″ x 5-3/4″
1 piece at 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
Fold the 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ square in half with wrong sides together and press.
Fold one of the 4″ x 5-3/4″ pieces in half long ways with wrong sides together and press.
Place the remaining 4″ x 5-3/4″ piece right side up.
Place the wider folded piece on top on the left side of the piece, lining up the outer long edges.
Now place the more narrow folded piece on the right side on top of those two pieces lining up the long outer edges. The fold should overlap the the first folded piece by approximately 1/2″ to 3/4″.
Pin the three layers in place down the center where the folds overlap.
Stitch all four sides using a 1/4″ seam. I used a serger because I like finished seams.
Turn your cover right side out poking out your corners.
Press the seams and insert your tissue packet. Give those cute little packets to all your friends and family. Don’t forget to make one for your kids to keep in their school packs too.
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Hope you are all making something awesome today!