This quilted tissue box cover is oneof those quick projects that you can make with scraps of fabric for a charity sale or you can personalise it for a gift either with fabric choice or with some embroidery or beading.
I used two rectangles of fabric 15″ by 6″ in both the top fabric and the lining fabric and two rectangles of wadding the same size. I suppose the wadding isn’t strictly necessary in terms of providing protection or anything, but I just felt that it made the tissue box cover look better. This size fits the tissue box that I was using (9″ by 4.1/2″), but you may need to adjust the size if your tissue boxes are a different size.
Make the tissue box cover
Using a fabric marker, draw a line along the 15″ length in the middle. Draw a line 3″ from each side so that you have drawn a 3″ square in the corners. Cut out two of these squares – one at each end of the same side. Cut this shape in all the fabric and wadding rectangles. Place the two wadding rectangles down first, then the lining fabric with right side up and the top fabric with right side down.
Sew the three layers together around the edge but leave a four or five inch gap to turn the project right side out. Clip into the corners or trim across the corners, taking care not to snip the stitching.
Turn each piece right side out through the gap in the stitching. Push out the corners gently. turn under a small seam across the gap and slipstitch in place. To quilt these pieces I was going to use crosshatch quilting but then decided to quilt in one direction only. That way by checking which way I drew the lines I could get a herringbone effect across the two panels. I didn’t use a quilting foot so there is a slight puckering between the lines which I quite like. The lines that I sewed are 3/4″ apart.
In the photo you will see a 3″ square of fabric at the top of the photo. Fold that across so that it lies down the side of the larger section. Slipstitch in place and repeat with the remaining three squares of fabric.
On the left you can see how the two panels look – one showing the top side and the other showing the inside. Place the two panels together and stitch them together up the sides and about 2″ across the top, leaving a gap to pull the tissues through when the cover is in place on the tissue box.