You've gotta love Pinterest.
This pin appealed to me because it seemed so simple... and it was. So simple, you can't even imagine. My mother, aunts, and basically every woman I see is getting one of these for Mother's Day. You've gotta try it.
I got some fat squares of fabric from Walmart for under $1 each.
Each of those fat squares makes four of these tissue-pack covers. And each one takes about five minutes. YOU WILL BECOME OBSESSED WITH MAKING THESE. I'M WARNING YOU NOW.
I ironed the fat squares (which was the most time-intensive part of this project) until all the creases were gone.
Then I measured and cut. The sizes the instructions gave only gave me a small seam allowance, so I changed 'em. 'Cause I'm hard-core. You'll need 3 rectangles, all of them 4"x6".
Take one rectangle and lay it face down on your super-awesome ironing mat. (Is it just me, or is this post awfully hyphen-heavy? SEE, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE!) Take your handy-dandy ruler and fold over the long side of the rectangle. Press it so that 1 and 1/2 inches of the front of the fabric is folded over.
Do the same thing to another rectangle. With the right sides face down, overlap these two pieces at the fold. Let them overlap 1/2" and pin them together.
Take the last rectangle and place it face up on your surface. Put the overlapping pieces on top of this piece so that the right sides are facing each other. Pin 'em together.
Sew 'em up. The measurements I used allow for 5/8" seam allowance. Sew straight lines around the edges. SO EASY.
Clip the corners close to the seam... this gives the corner a better shape. And then, turn it right side out.
Shove a packet of tissues in it. YOU. ARE. DONE. Was that not easy/awesome/completely super-duper? I told you it would be. And I make it a point to always tell you the truth.
I am so ready for Mother's Day. Or a sad movie. Or a painful leg break. Whichever.
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