Great cover for tissues! For inspiration.
Vintage clocks pattern linen tissue box cover by vijako on Etsy
Tissue box cover. Link to tutorial.
Sewing Project: Tissue Box Slip-Cover
Tissue Box Cozy Free Tutorial and many more projects: http://content.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Tissue_Box_Cozy
video recessed zipper application...
Recessed zipper tutorial
Tutorial: Add a Recessed Zipper to a Tote - Stitch Lab Blog
Dog paw button art