7.30.2012

Made: Project Sewing 101- Tissue Cover.


Going rogue again this week friends! I've been straying a bit from my , just because as I find tutorials that I'd really like to try that are similar to what I'm currently working on (pouches & purses), I've been permitting myself to go for it!

Last time I did this, I chose a really tough one, a card wallet , which took me many, many tries to get close to right.  This time though, I wisened up some, and picked out something relatively easy, a small tissue cover .  I was able to make it correctly on the first try, so this was a nice boost to my sewing self-confidence.


The problem came (because you know there's ALWAYS a problem) when I inserted the tissue pack. It fit lengthwise, but was about 1/2 an inch too loose widthwise.  That was the moment I realize that it's never really OK to just blindly trust a random pattern which is meant to fit something- you must make sure the measurements are correct yourself before making multiples!!


I'd already made 4, but they can be easily & quickly reworked.  Figuring out the size difference wasn't that hard, so I'm proud to say that I've already made 4 correctly sized new ones!



I will be making 12 of these suckers though, if you'll remember, as part of my bachelorette gift bag . They really are super easy though, so I am excited to do it- they only take about 20 (or less, I'm not sure as I make them in batches) minutes to complete from cutting the fabric to the final ironing.


Question- Have you come across a stumbling block on anything you've been making recently?

17 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the fabric you're using! Better too big than too small, right :)

I had a bride want 30 extra pages in her guest book and I told her no problem. When I finished all the pages and got ready to bind it...all of my rings were too small. Luckily a store in town had larger ones, but I was in a bit of a panic for a while!

Erika said...

I like it! I like how you used the different color for the center so it really pops.

Ugh. I feel for Edi. I was in the middle of several orders when my machine for making journals decided it needed a break. I thought I was going to pass out.

Rose said...

I'm glad that the re-do wasn't too tricky and that you've already been creating more of them! They look great and will be an awesome component of the gift set.

BeadedTail said...

I really like the fabric you're using! I've been trying to get journal supplies to help Erika make our journals but can't find chipboard anywhere. I am signing up with a wholesaler and hopefully will be able to get my supplies from them. It's been so frustrating!

Stela said...

I love these tissue covers you're making! Seriously an excellent bachelorette gift!

Victoria T said...

I just absolutely adore your fabric choices. They are so cute. I'm glad the fix was an easy one.

I had just finished standing and staining our new coffee table, when I tried to "touch up" a few places. Well long story short I ended up having to start all over again. Not necessarily a stumbling block, but a hard lesson learned. :-)

pasqueflower said...

What super cute tissue covers!

I hit a stumbling block when making some aqua chevron oven mitts. I had nearly completed quilting one side of the mitt when I discovered a fabric flaw. Nothing to do but cut a new one and start over -- and order more fabric.

Additionsstyle said...

I love your tissue covers, Nancy!! They are very cool and you did a fantastic job. Will you be selling these in your Etsy shop?
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Judy Nolan said...

The sewing on these pouches looks wonderful, Nancy, and I really like the fabrics you have chosen.

LimeRiot said...

These are great, Nancy! I've made a few myself. They are fun and easy and they come in handy. Perfect little gifty!

My stumbling block lately has been finding time to be creative.

Duni said...

Hi Nancy,
sorry about the size issue. A couple of years ago I made some of these as well and found them too wide as well - maybe it's the same tutorial you're using?!
Twelve pieces...now you know how I felt when I had a custom order of 30 pcs sleep masks! LOL!!

storybeader said...

great looking covers! So glad they are working out now. Me!? I'm SO mad, I finished my AlphabeThursday spread, and wrote K is for Kickback (instead of Kicking Back!) Ugh! {:-D

Miss Val's Creations said...

They came out great! The ladies are going to love their tissue covers!!!

Kathleen said...

Those are really pretty! What a great gift!

Aliferous Express said...

wow. so loving your fabric! they look great! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

These are really pretty! I like the fabrics you chose!

Splendid Little Stars said...

And yes. What would the crafty life be without a few stumbling blocks along the way?!
You've made me recall to mind several. But I'll tell this story instead. I had dyed a shirt bright green for a customer. It was already finished when I remembered she wanted me to leave some white. Whoops! I took a bottle and squirted bleach in passes over the shirt. When I washed it out, those passes were not white but turquoise! Uh oh! I liked it better that way and so did she, so now I had a new "technique!"

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