Jan 23, 2009

A great little gift idea

I found this great and easy pattern on http://www.skiptomylou.org to make these cute little kleenex pouches (my brothers will attest to the fact that I am the Kleenex queen). I thought that they would be a great little gift especially for a child to give their teacher. They are very easy to make, but you have to have a sewing machine and a few sewing skills so if you don't have either of those and you want to have some of these you will need to find someone who can sew (ooh ooh pick me, pick me). You can find a tutorial for making these on the website. You click on homemade gifts to find it. I think the tutorial is really straight forward so I won't repeat it here. I just have a few suggestions that I will include with the pictures. This is a great way to use up extra material. You only need 2 pieces 6 1/2 x 7 inches. Cutting the material takes the longest then you could sew up a bunch of these on a Saturday afternoon. This is what the finished product looks like.After cutting out all my pieces and sewing them right sides together and turning them I pressed them and then sewed the flaps down one right after another in a chain. It saves on cutting thread in between each and makes it go faster.
I bought an 8 pack of tissue packs for $2.43 at Wal-mart and was able to turn that into 8 cute gifts with no other costs because I just used left over fabric.

When you are ready to put the tissue pack in your holder cut a slit in the bottom side because this makes it easier to get the tissues out. You can also take the package right off and just put the tissues in by themselves.

My cute little gifts.
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1 comment:

  1. These are TOO cute. I am going to try this.


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