https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tissue-box-cover • Posted by Ulysses Press
Create four 4½ x 5¼-inch double-sided fabric sheets and one 4½-inch square double-sided sheet.
In the center of the 4½-inch square sheet, measure and draw a 1 x 2½-inch rectangle.
Draw a 1½-inch line lengthwise down the center of the rectangle, then finish the line on each end with a triangle that connects at the corners.
Cut on the center line and the triangles to form an opening.
Fold back the four flaps you’ve created and use strips of tape to secure them in place.
To assemble the sides, arrange the remaining sheets on the cutting mat with the wrong sides up. The square should be in the center with the four rectangles on the sides.
Cut two 4½-inch strips of tape in half lengthwise and use them to attach the four sides to the square.
Cut four 5¼-inch strips and place them halfway over each side of two opposite rectangles.
Lift a side with overhang and the side next to it. With the overhang on the inside, line the edges up and connect them to create a corner. Be sure to press down the tape on the inside.
Repeat with the other sides and turn the cover over.
Cut a 4½-inch strip of tape in half lengthwise and use the strips to cover the top seams on two opposite sides.
Cut two additional 4½-inch strips of tape in half lengthwise and use them to trim the four bottom edges.
Now cut a 16-inch strip of tape in half lengthwise. On one of the remaining sides, center the strip over the top seam and bring it down around either side.
Cut a slit in the top corners and lay the tape flat.
Fold the remaining tape around the bottom to the inside.
Repeat on the other side.