Monday, January 12, 2015

Tutorial: Pocket Tissue Holder



These tissue holders are super easy and quick to whip up and make nice little gifts, especially during cold & flu season.


Measure four rectangles: two (4 x 6 inch) and two (5 x 6 inch). Cut out. I usually make a few at a time to have some extra on hand.


Fold the two 5 x 6 rectangles in half lengthwise (so they measure 2 1/2 x 6 now) and iron flat. 


Take the two 4 x 6 rectangles and make a sandwich, laying the one you want as the back of the tissue holder facing up, the one underneath will become the inside lining. Place them wrong sides touching. 


Lay one of the newly ironed 5 x 6 pieces on top of the sandwich, making sure the ironed (folded) edge faces the middle and the raw open edges are on the side (here aligned with the left side).


Lay the second ironed piece on top of that but aligned with the opposite edge this time. Again, making sure the ironed (folded) edge is facing inward and the raw open side is aligned with the edge. I used a contrasting fabric as one of the flaps (here aligned with the right side).


Sew along the edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. I use a zig-zag stitch for added flexibility in putting the tissue pack inside. It can be a snug fit.


Clip the corners for less bunching of fabric in the corners when turned right side out.


Stuff with tissues and enjoy!




You can easily add ribbon or trim embellishments or even buttons. Below, I added really cute selvage as the trim.


8 comments:

  1. This is a really cool idea! I'm always looking for cute things to put my tissues in.

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    1. Furianne I would love to send you one! If you shoot me your address I will send it with some wax goodies :-) hope you have a great day! Thank you for stopping by. <3

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  2. I love these and I use the ones you sent me ALL THE TIME - thank you! Tod just about steals the show in this post. Readers cheer for MORE TOD.

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    1. That warms my heart to hear you say that! The things I make don't always get used so it makes me happy to know if it does.

      Tod was cracking me up with this shoot. She insisted on wallowing around and getting tummy rubs. She even got thread bits in her fur. She really blends in well with the floor doesn't she? Toddles sends her love! <3

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  3. Julie, these are SO cute! What a great idea :)

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    1. Thank you Kate! These are pretty popular around here at craft shows and such. Not my idea but I thought I would spread the love.

      How have you been? Hope your 2015 is going well!

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  4. Thanks for the one you gifted to me, they are so stinkin' cute, J!

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    1. Of course! I hope it holds up well. <3

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