I got great feedback on my pocket tissue holder tutorial ( TED is a charmer anyway) and Cris asked me if she could use this technique to cover wet wipes she keeps at her bathroom and make it a feature of it.
Since I love a challenge I invited her over to have a one-to-one tutorial and a cuppa ( Cup of Tea).
She brought this amazing fabric that if she had told me was Cathy Kidston I would had believed her.
She got over our local shop "Just fabrics" for at least half of the 'original' price. What I love on Cathy's fabrics is the vintage and romantic style and I'm sure to be popping there later on the shop to get some for me. The buttons were from my stash and match perfectly.
60 cm of Fabric.
Couple of buttons
Thread and Needle.
Sewing machine is optional.
One to one Method
Cut 2 squares measuring 37,5 cm ( You can use different fabrics for contrast)
Right sides together sew a straight seam using the machine foot as guide . Leave a 3 cm opening .
Before turning to the right side out, cut any excess of fabric off.
Also, trim the corners.
Turn on the opening.Never leave the opening on the corners as it can be hard to sew
Using a pencil ( not sharp objects) poke the corners out . Press.
Now its my favourite part. Choose your favourite decorative stitch and decorate your piece.I find useful to follow the machine foot as guide.
Fold the square into a triangle
Now measure 10 cm from the peak and mark on both sides. Stitch only the mark until secure.
Press open the both sides.
Now fit your wipes /big tissue box in place.
Choose your buttons with or without contrast.
Sew them on the opposite side of each triangle left. It will close by passing the buttons underneath the sew triangle you pressed. ( where you take the tissues out).
I hope you like this as much as Cris. She left proudly taking this home and so excited that she is probably making zillions of them as I type.
I make the small tissue holder as handy gifts all the time but think the big version has a lot of potential .
Lots of Love !