Somebody stop me! I've been indulging in some major Springtime spruce up over here and covering everything in the house with fabric. The arrival of spring coupled with the fact that I absolutely love looking at something new and fresh in a space - even if it is a fabric covered tissue box - has got me on a sewing rampage.
I whipped these up the last two nights. It was much easier the second time. The first one was a little short so I had to add the trim at the bottom for the proper hem. All in all this was so easy and I think it looks much better than the usual hokey Trader Joe's tissue packaging. That being said, it is custom fitted for this one box size, so hopefully they never change it up. Now, I can wipe my babe's nose or dry her tears and smile a little when I see the box (which is very important, ya know?)
This was constructed in much the same way as the tissue boxes only larger. Getting the corners crisp and sharp was the hardest part. I've made stuff like this before, like the storage bins in my studio. Doing those 3D corners is a challenge and a great skill to learn that takes practice so I was pretty happy with the way these two projects turned out. It works well with the colors in the living room and the most unexpected part is that it has become an excellent storage space for my shoes which are usually errantly strewn about the house, no two alike within the same proximity. Now, they are all here, pairs and all, and I can easily find what I am loooking for and go. Rylie loves to open it and remove all of the shoes and get inside. I'm glad to offer her a new shape and space to explore. She is not the only one in love with the ottoman slip cover project.
Zipper found the upholstery to be quite comfy when I was measiuring and cutting. I tell ya, I turn my back for one second around here and this is what happens.