Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tissue Pack Tutorial And Sponsor DISCOUNT CODE!!!

Good Morning my lovely readers!
Today I would like to introduce you to
one of my Sponsors!
She also has an ADORABLE shop Baby Bundle Boutique!
Please be sure to visit her blog and say hello!
And you will for sure want to visit her shop, because
she has a special discount code ESPECIALLY for YOU
Agape Love readers (info at the end of the post)!
But she also has a great tutorial to share with you!
See how she made these tissue packs:

Hi everyone! Maria was very kind in asking me if I could do a guest post on Agape Love, and since I'd been thinking of doing a tutorial soon anyways for my own blog, I thought why not write it for all of you!

A month or so ago I bought some fabric scraps online, and they ended up being smaller than I'd planned on. So, I had to figure out what to do with them! In the end, I decided to make pocket tissue pack covers, and they've been turning out super cute. Best of all, they're also super easy :)

You Need:
- 1 piece of fashion cotton, 6.5" by 7"
- 1 piece of cotton for the lining, 6.5" by 7"
- sewing machine
- pocket pack of tissues (or a friend to give your tissue cover to!)

First, cut out your pieces of fabric. Because of the size of the fabric scraps I got, I had to first sew two pieces together so that I could make the fashion fabric piece large enough. I used an adorable polka dot print fabric for the cover, and a plain light pink broadcloth for the lining.

Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together, and pin (I tend to skip this because I'm lazy, but it's probably better to pin it.)

Starting partway down one of the LONG sides (that's important!), sew all around with a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a couple of inches open on the long side you started on so you can turn it. Make sure you sew back and forth a couple of times at the beginning and end of your seam.

Clip the corners, and turn the fabric right side out, using some sort of turning tool to push out the corners (I'm not fancy... I tend to use a chopstick.)

You can iron the fabric now to keep the edges all nice and tidy; again, I'm lazy and don't do this..I just run my chopstick all around the edges on the inside to make sure it's completely turned right-side out.

Place your fabric right-side down, and fold one short end just past the middle, then fold the other so that it just barely overlaps. If you don't want to overlap the edges, that's fine; just fold both ends so that they meet in the middle. Pin the sides down. You should now have a narrow rectangle with the lining fabric showing.

Making sure to catch the opening where you'd turned the cover, sew close to the edge along both short sides.

Turn your tissue cover right side out, using your turning tool to push out the corners. Stick in a pocket pack of tissues, and your done!

If you love these covers but don't want to make your own, please check out the ones in my shop.

Now, since you've all been so kind as to read my (probably slightly confusing) tutorial, here's a coupon code just for Agape Love readers for my Etsy shop BabyBundleBoutique

If you enter the code AGAPE10 when prompted at checkout, you will receive a 10% discount from your purchase (before shipping.)

This discount code will be good for a whopping 2 weeks! But don't delay, head on over and get your order in now! :)

Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea. I just started following Savannah earlier this week. I found her in your side bar. She is full of good stuff.


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