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Tissue Box and Facecloth

Once you've tried basic projects, add polish to your powder room with a custom tissue box cover, which is a bit more challenging to make.


  • Washcloth
  • Sewing machine


  1. Step 1

    Weave 5 swatches on a 6-inch square loom.

  2. Step 2

    On a sewing machine, sew 4 swatches together side-by-side, allowing for a 1/2-inch seam (use pins to hold swatches in place).

  3. Step 3

    Sew 2 end pieces together to form a tube.

  4. Step 4

    "Miter" seam allowance at each top corner.

  5. Step 5

    Cut remaining square into 2 rectangles; sew a zigzag stitch along cut edges of both.

  6. Step 6

    To form top, sew on both rectangles (allow for a 1/2-inch seam) so edges create a slit for dispensing tissues.

  7. Step 7

    Sew six 4-inch swatches of woven twine and cotton boucle yarn for a textured washcloth.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2006

Reviews (5)

  • hairgraceness 24 Oct, 2008

    A local fabric store was going out of business and they had upholstery fabric swatches that are the perfect size to make these covers. And the fabric stands up a bit better because it's heavier.

  • CathyWren 25 Jul, 2008

    You know those kits we used to have as children, the ones with a square metal frame and loops that you make pot holders out of? I'll bet you could, with a little ammending, make this project with that.

  • CraftTestDummies 27 Feb, 2008

    I'm not sure I'd learn to weave to make this project, but I DO have some leftover fabric from making my curtains...hmmmm....

  • BeeHappy 26 Feb, 2008

    With all the fun decorator fabric out ther the possibilities are limitless:)

  • BEDA 26 Feb, 2008

    You could also crochet or knit the squares for this project.