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We don’t actually have runny noses but you gotta be ready. It’s actually much more likely I’ll need to grab a tissue to wipe glue off my hands or to try to remove the ink from my fingerprints. Either way, you want it to look good. And after seeing this awesome one Melissa made, and after I refused to buy the exact same fabric and make it the exact same way, I decided to strike out on my own and use the button fabric. Cause that’s funny, button noses.
I’m going to try and walk you through it. Let’s just say this will make sense if you have some sewing experience since I’m too lazy to be too terribly precise. The top is made from two pieces, so as to allow the kleenex through the top, and then you need four sides and some contrasting binding at the bottom. That’s all, easy enough.
For the top, I used two pieces that measured 5.25″ wide x 4.25″ long. So as not to assume all tissue boxes are the same, you want enough fabric for each side of the top so that when you turn it under at the middle there is plenty there. See next two images.
Next, sew the folded edge 1/8″ from the end. To ensure there is little fraying, zigzag the raw folded under edge or get out your pinking shears.
You now need the four sides. Cut four pieces that measure 5.25″ wide x 5.75″ tall. (This fabric is a medium canvas weight so no interfacing or lining is necessary.)
After you have cut out your side pieces, sew the sides together until you have the side walls constructed. (See below.)
Finally, in order to sew on the top, line up the sewn edge of the top piece to the middle of one side wall and begin stitching.When you get to the corner, stop and lower the needle back into the exact corner.
Lift your pressure foot and then, with the needle holding the fabrics down, twist your fabric and line up the fabric to sew the next side piece. Repeat for the other top piece.
Turn right side out and add on a contrast binding at the bottom, if you like, and you’re done! (For my binding at the bottom, I cut a piece of fabric that was 1.5″ wide by 24″ long.)