19 December 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share: Gift-spirations Day 1

Hi Folks! The Kraft-y Hearts decided to share a little early this month in hopes of offering you a few simple, last-minute gift ideas. I don't know about you, but it seems like my gift list keeps growing and growing. We have teachers, coaches, neighbors, friends, family, hostess gifts--and the list goes on. It's always nice to have an arsenal of nice, inexpensive little gifts on hand for those last minute needs.

Today's project is a departure from the norm for me. I decided to forgo paper and work with fabric. (I know, right?!) So my first little gift--perfect for teachers and friends--is a little tissue cover made with Close To My Heart's Sparkle & Shine Textile pack. 

These little holders are much easier than they look. There are some great tutorials on the web. (I used this one, minus the corner tuck.) Even with my relatively novice sewing machine skills, I was able to knock out seven covers in about 2 hours one evening. The Sparkle & Shine Textile pack gives you enough fabric for about 9 tissue covers. I alternated the outer and lining fabrics so that I had 6 different styles.

Here are the finished products:

Not bad for someone who hasn't sewn on a sewing machine more than twice in the last 30 years! If you wanted to conserve fabric to make more, you can cut the lining and outer fabrics to the same size and forgo the little contrasting edge at the opening. (I like that look, though, so I splurged!) 

So there you go. A little last-minute gift that everyone can use! Now for more gift-spiration, make sure you stop over at From My Bungalow to see what lovely ideas the super talented Lynn Darda has for you!

See you tomorrow for another gift-y little share!


  1. Not bad? Those are adorable!!!

  2. Oh my word! Seriously, these are the cutest things!! Great job, Kim!!

  3. Sweet! I've had this exact pattern Pinned like forever & been a chicken to try it. I'm over it now thanks to you!

  4. OMGosh, how cute! How fabulous! These turned out perfectly, Kim! I need to check out that tutorial, cause these are just so stinkin' cute and really do make awesome gifties!