Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Starting Somewhere: Sewing A Kleenex Box Cover - Woohoo!



Well, I finally broke out of my sewing rut and started a project at long last. A miracle I know! It's a tissue box cover - I mean how much attention is a tissue box going to get - not much - so I thought it was a good start. If I mess up I won't be horribly upset because it is just a tissue box cover - not a cute bag or lovely tote. Sadly, the end result wasn't quite what I was hoping for. I at least managed to get my seams straight - it's my measuring and cutting that needs the focus now. Next time I am going to pull an old tissue box apart first to take better measurements. Other than the tight squeeze it looks pretty good I think!

I will probably rip out those tan stitches later when I get a more color coordinating thread - for now it works.

Here's the link to the tutorial - thanks, Lara, from Kiri Notebook for getting me started!

8 comments:

Sarah Pead said...

woohoo! first sewing projects! I love the Amy Butler stripes that you picked. I have that same fabric. :)

SUSAN said...

Very Cute!

Momma Val said...

Awwww! That's so cute. Is that a Puffs box? Maybe you could stick a smaller Kleenex box in there to fit better? Keep up the good work . . . . I see good things coming from that sewing machine :)

Stacy said...

Sarah - It was fun! I can't wait to start another! Yes, I finally made it to Clementine's for a much needed Amy Butler fabric spree.

Susan - Thanks!

Momma Val - I think it is Kleenex brand but I could be wrong - I may find a smaller box - but if not I could eventually reuse the fabric for something else - but for now I am happy with it!

You are all so encouraging!!

Electronic Goose said...

Cute color combo!

Stacy said...

Electronic Goose - Thanks!

Lara said...

Oh cute!! Nice work. Love the choice of buttons :) Thanks for the mention too.

Stacy said...

Lara - No problem! Gotta quote the source and you definitely deserve the credit! Thanks for stopping by!