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Around my house these past 2 weeks, it has been getting chilly, and little noses (and big ones) have started to drip. We don't use conventional tissues because of the cost, the environmental impact, and well, they make our noses RAW! So we use these "tissues" (we lovingly call them "snot rags" or "booger wipers") and just toss them in the laundry when they get too dirty, wash them, then use them again and again! I usually toss them in with my whites, because I wash those in warmer water, and I feel it kills any germs that are on there a little better.
Now, I DO know that being backed with minky, some of you might be a little hesitant, because minky is sometimes pretty difficult to work with. It is a bugger when it slips and slides while you sew. I know sometimes even *I* have a problem, and battle the stuff when making baby blankets. BUT! Fear not. Not only will I show you how to control the slippery fabric a bit easier, you can also rest assured that this is a project where perfection is negligible. Cause you are BLOWING YOUR NOSE ON IT! Seriously, no one needs a perfect hankie!
You will need:
fat quarters of cotton fabric (each fat quarter will get you about tissues) *You can even get a fat quarter at Joanns for around 99 cents!
Minky fabric *Remember when I told you where to get minky seconds, and slightly flawed minky? Now is the time to use it!
Pins *I use Clover pins. Seriously, THE BEST PINS EVER. Hands down.
With your fat quarter fabric, fold the piece in thirds, and cut down the folds. You will have three long strips.
You want to leave about 1" or 1.5" gap in your square of sitching. Remember to go foreward and backwards at the beginning and the end of each stitch length to lock the thread in place. This little gap will be how you can turn the square inside out.
I usually keep the edge of the fabric on the edge of my foot. This topstitching will close off that 1" gap you left to turn the square! And you are DONE!!!
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