Monday, June 28, 2010

Guest Blogger ~Lemon Squeezy Home~

Hi everyone, I have a special guest today! If you haven't met Christie from Lemon Squeezy today is your lucky day. She has a very fun and inviting blog that is filled with her ideas and tutorials. You can purchase her creations at her etsy store too!

She is going to share her newest tutorial with us. I am so excited to have her!

I am so excited that Sachiko asked me to guest post today on her lovely site.  I love the stories she tells that help us get to know her better.  And I of course LOVE the awesome tutorials for so many cute and beautiful things!  She is such a sweet and creative person--I just love her blog!  Thank you so much for having me!!!

I thought initially that this tutorial would be better during the winter months, but with allergy season in full swing, tissue pouches are great any time of year!  They are so easy to make as well.  You can whip one up in less than half an hour (probably closer to 15 minutes!).

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The main tutorial will show how pouch A was made.  Steps for pouch B and C are included at the end of the main tutorial.
What you’ll need:
-one 6” x 7.5” piece pattern fabric
-one 6” x 7.5” piece fabric for the lining
-one 6” x 7.5” heavyweight fusible interfacing
-For pouch A:  two 6” pieces ribbon.  
-For pouch B:  one doily.  
-For pouch C: two 1” x 12” strips knit, that have been sewed with a basting stitch, and stitches pulled to create two ruffles.

Step One: 
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the lining fabric. 

Step Two:
Take your outer fabric and place the two 6” strips of ribbon onto the 6” sides of the fabric.

Take your interfaced lining and place the right sides of the lining and outer fabric together, making sure to have the ribbon still in place along the 6” edges.

Step Three:
Sew the two 6” sides together through all layers with a 1/4” seam.

Step Four:
Turn right side out and topstitch along both sides with the ribbon.

Step Five:
Take one of the sides with the ribbon and fold in to the middle of the fabric.  Repeat with other side.

Step Six:
Stitch a 1/4” seam.  Maybe straighter than mine:).

Step Seven:
Clip corners and turn.  All done!  SO simple!

For pouch B, sew the doily onto the outer fabric before doing anything.

Sew the interfaced lining on the same way as pouch A in step three.  Turn and topstitch along the 6” edges.  Finish with steps five through seven.

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For pouch C, take your two ruffled knit strips and place along the two 6” sides of outer fabric.  Sew along the basting stitches on the strips, onto the outer fabric.

Fold the ruffle over for the next part.

Sew on the interfaced lining with right sides of outer and lining together, making sure not to catch the ruffles.

Topstitch the same way as step four, making sure to fold back the ruffle so you don’t catch it.  Finish by using steps five through seven!

Thank you for letting me come today, Sachiko! It was fun!

So darling! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us Chritie. It was such a delignt to have you!

Note: I will be taking a break from the link party this week. Come back to see me on Wednesday for a regular post! :)


  1. SO much cuter than the little plastic pouches from the store!

  2. Those are adorable!! I love the colors and patterns you've chosen. Thanks Christie!

  3. I love it! That a wonderfull idea!

  4. I totally was thinking of making one of these! Thanks for sharing! I don't have to do the "brain work" to figure it out now!

  5. Those are SO CUTE! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Hello :) I just became a recent follower of your blog and LOVE it! You are amazing! I just started my blog and would be so honored if you would head over to my blog and become a follower. Thanks!

  7. Hello :) I just became a recent follower of your blog and LOVE it! You are amazing! I just started my blog and would be so honored if you would head over to my blog and become a follower. Thanks!

  8. Thank you for such a beautifully detailed tutorial.

  9. So cute! I love all your ideas for embellishing the tissue covers!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  10. So cute! Love the one with the crocet round on it!!!!

  11. Oh, they are so pretty. They would come in handy too, I'm constantly sneezing and always forgeting to pack some kleenex.

  12. These will be great for the older ladies in our church as well as the cancer patients I see weekly! Can't wait to get started!

  13. Thank you for sharing - these are really cute and would make great "stocking" stuffers!!!!

  14. I love to sew and think these are so cute. I don't have time right now, but someday I hope I can com back to make these. Maybe I'll remember everything you wrote. Adorable!

  15. I made the tissue cover for my mother this afternoon. She loves it and now i will have to make her another one. One for her purse and the other for her bedside table. Thank you for such a easy sewing tutorial. Diane

  16. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Very easy to make and I will be making more.Made one for my mother and she loves it.

  17. These are great for when you're sick in bed and need your tissue. They won't fall off the bed!!


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