Sneezing Pretty

Last week I saw this wicked tutorial on how to sew a custom-fit tissue box cover (via Whip Up). Coincidentally, I’ve had that on my to-do list for the last few weeks. With autumn upon us now, our allergies are running wild and we scurry for the tissue box more often than we both like.

I have sewn two tissue box covers so far – one for the living room and the other for the bedroom.

Tissue Box Cover (Living Room)

The mushroom design is so cute and the colours really complement the rest of the room’s decor.

Tissue Box Cover (Living Room) -top view

I just adore these buttons, don’t you? So bright and cheerful! I bought them and many more from Etsy’s Buzzy Bee Shop. HUGE range of craft supplies. In case you were wondering, the elastic cords were just regular hair ties cut in half.

Tissue Box Cover (Bedroom)

The tissue box cover for the bedroom has a space theme. It seemed logical at the time that space is sorta related to sleep and dreams. Thinking about it now, I’m not too sure if they are related! Oh well. It looks groovy anyway. ;)

I wish I can say that sewing these were a breeze. I guess if you can measure and cut accurately, you’ll be just fine. As for me, I stuffed up both times! I just can’t cut properly. It’s either crooked, or too small or big. I bought a cutting mat, quilting ruler and rotary cutter to help me cut better but I still stuff up! HELP!

If you know of any online tutorials or good books that has helped you become an ace measurer-cutterer, please, please send me the links or book title.

So my unoriginal tip for the day is to measure twice and cut once!

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3 Responses to “Sneezing Pretty”

  1. candis says:

    Wow! So Cool! I never thought of making covers for tissues! I agree so much w/measure twice , cut once. I try in everything I do, crafts and work, check it twice so I only have to do it once.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Candis, Fl.

  2. Rowan says:

    cute tissue box covers – and i love your clock!

  3. Donna says:

    I love this! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..Snaggle Tooth Man Cat – Friday Cat Blogging =-.

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