‘Tis the season for sniffles.
Which means it’s the perfect time to make this cute little monster tissue pack. It’s super easy and the pattern is free.
Oh – and if a little case of the sniffles turns into a full-blown cold with a cough and achy chest – take a look at this post for instructions to make a Vicks Vapo-rub scented rice bag – complete with this monstrous rice bag cover to help scare away the cough.
Here’s how to make the tissue pack cover.
Throughout the pattern, the links go to online video tutorials demonstrating the techniques used.
Materials You’ll Need
- 6″ x 7″ rectangle of fabric for the outside • 6″ x 7″ rectangle of fabric for the lining
- 2 6″ pieces of white rickrack
- 1″ colored buttons
- 2 5/8″ black buttons
- sewing machine, thread, basic sewing tools
Open the piece up and flip it right side out. Press. See how the rickrack makes nice teeth?
Fold the piece in half and mark the midpoint with a pin. Arrange the button eyes on either side of the center point. I’ve stacked black buttons on top of blue buttons but you can use any combination of buttons and felt you like to get the effect you want.
Sew the buttons in place, sewing only through the top (purple) layer of fabric.
Repeat Steps 1 – 4 to embed rickrack in the seam at the other end of the rectangle.
The two rectangles of fabric should be right sides facing, with both short ends sewn together (with rickrack embedded in the seams) and eyes sewn to the purple layer at one end only. At this point, the long sides of the rectangles should still be unsewn.
Get well soon!
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