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« on: May 07, 2008 04:35:47 PM »

I've been all geared up to make tissue cozies after seeing some cute ones here, but just haven't had that last little spark it takes to finally do it.  Well, a girlfriend had a birthday coming up and just started carrying a purse (at 44 years old)!  I figured a cute little addition to her other gift would be a tissue cozy for her purse.  I couldn't find any of the little travel packs that opened the way the cozies I'd seen here open, so I finally bought a 10-pack at Trader Joe's - they open from the small end, hence the flip-top design.



In person it's a lot more rectilinear and the corners more squared off.  The stacked buttons are from my stash (a tin handed down from mother-to-daughter for 4-5 generations) and it was fun to use those, because she's always commenting on my button stash.  Wink

Here's the naked tissue pack so you can see how it opens.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008 05:21:21 PM »

Cute!  I like this version for those "other-opening" tissues.  Nice thoughtful gift for your friend, too!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008 06:38:44 PM »

Thanks! I just saw her (didn't get to see her unwrap her presents) and she did like it.  Whew!
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008 12:43:30 AM »

It looks great!

All the travel tissue packs in the UK open like that at the top, I was going to try and figure something out to make  some cozys but never got round to it. In the end I made them the other way and took the tissues out of the plastic.

I'm going to have to try this way!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008 08:00:01 AM »

Thank you!  The next one I do will have a shallower "lid" and a snap instead of the loop and button, which is cute, but (more) impractical.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008 08:08:25 AM »

Hi hun,

What a great gift.  I like how it looks....did you make the cozy like a jordy?  I found some tissues with the middle opening, but most I've seen open at the top.

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008 08:17:14 AM »

Thanks!  She seemed to like it.  I haven't made a Jordy, but I looked at the tute just now and I'd say that no, I didn't make it like that, even though it ended up with the same look on the bottom (and top).  It's just a looooooong narrow rectangle (well, two sewn together and turned so it can be lined).  It's folded over on itself asymmetrically and sewn, then the corners pinched perpendicularly to the pouch and sewn.  I think this is a more "crude" way of doing it than the Jordy style, but also very easy/fast.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008 08:48:25 PM »

omg, sooo cute. love the button
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