Insulated Tissue Holder

7:08 PM

When I see easy to do crafts my fingers gets itchy to try them out, and what settled down until its tried.

So today I've got nice easy sewing project tutorial to make was inspired from here and here.  Insulated tissue holder that can be reused and refilled and won't get wet.

I had told you in my previous post that I always have more than my need of grocery and shopper bags lying around my home and found out this way I can make use of some of the plastic bags.

For the liner you’ll need:


2-3 plastic grocery bags (depends on the thickness of the bag, found out  the shopper bag you get from baby shop and center point doesnt help much as they are so thick and tuned to curl out when trying to fuse them, grocery bag from Carrefour and shopper bags from mother care and so work out perfectly well)
Butter paper
Iron

Flatten your bags and trim them down.  To do this, just trim off the bottom and the handles. Additionally, you my choose to remove the printed portion (totally optional).  This will ultimately give you a rectangular sheet once you open it up.  If you’re using large  bags, you don’t even have to cut it open, you can leave it doubled up just like I did.

Trim two sheets of butter paper. Ideally, they will be larger than your plastic, but if not, don’t worry.  You can work with smaller sections at a time.  You can also reuse your butter paper for fusing, so trimming off big sheets won’t go to waste if that’s a concern.  One goes under your plastic to protect your ironing board or whatever surface you’re ironing on, and the other goes on top of your plastic to prevent your iron from becoming a melted and burned mess.

Heat up your iron to the nylon setting.  You may need to end up going a little hotter if necessary.  You can’t un-melt plastic that’s gotten too hot, so start lower.  Iron it all over, moving your iron around a lot.  Make sure that you only stay on any one section for a couple seconds.  Lift your butter paper every 30 seconds or so to see if your plastic is fusing, or if it’s still in separate layers.  I found that once it started to fuse, it started to shrink a little, and get slightly wrinkly under the paper.  So check it often once you start to notice that happening.

Once your first two sheets are fused, add another, and iron it again, adding layers one at a time until you have your desired thickness. You may want to go with fewer layers so that it’s more flexible.

But once your plastic is fused – you can sew with it, just like fabric.

For the Tissue Holder Pouch:

Cut two pieces - for the front and lining measuring 6 1/2" by 5 1/2".

Cut one piece of fused plastic 6 1/2"  by 5 1/2".

Cut two pieces - for the contrasting band 1" by 5 1/2".

Fold the band pieces in half and press. With raw edges even and fold to the inside sew the bands to each side of the shorter front piece.

With right sides together place front piece over lining and the fused plastic and sew front to lining just inside the stitched line that attached the band.

Turn right side out and press. Then press in half to form a crease that marks the center.

Pin the two edges to the middle, lining up the bands to the center crease. Sew at the edge across the top and bottom.

Trim the four corners to reduce bulk. With a zig zag stitch or your sheering scissors finish the raw edges.

Turn right side out and with and poke the corners out. Fill with tissues and gift them to your loved ones or throw one in your bag or in kiddies snack bag and want get through if they spill juice or water inside the bag.

I whipped quiet a few in an a hour as I thought it would be nice little gift to give my loved ones as I will be seeing them soon :)!










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4 comments

  1. I love these..wish I had somebody to make me one or two!

    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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    1. It would have be my pleasure to make you one :)

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