Over the weekend, I made this patchwork tissue box cover with a drawstring opening. Remember this hanging tissue box covers I made earlier for our minivan? These tissue box covers are convenient because it can be hung in the car, in the kitchen, or anywhere else where space is limited. Well, this time, I made this tissue box cover for my sister in Japan, to fit the Japanese tissue box sizes.
View of back side
Did you know that the tissue box size is so much smaller in Japan than it is in the U.S.? As you can see below, shown to the right (the taller one) is the U.S. tissue box size that we use in our household, which is 4 inches or approx 10 cm tall, and to the left is the Japanese size, which is only 2 inches or 5 cm tall.
So before I made the Japanese size tissue box cover for my sister, the first thing I did was to create a Japanese size box using the U.S. size that we have in our house. I guess I am so used to the everything-jumbo-American sizes now, from a large meal serving at our local restaurant to king size beds and even big people (!!) around here, the Japanese size tissue box seem really small to me now... Although I'm a small Japanese girl with only 5 ft 1 inch or 153 cm in height... :P