How to Make a Tissue Zipper Pouch

How to Make a Tissue Zipper Pouch

How to Make a Tissue Zipper Pouch

I found this project over at Sewing Times on YouTube and had to share it.  I thought it was a really creative idea to combine a tissue dispenser with a zipper pouch.  This is a simple sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make.  Cold and flu season is just around the corner so having tissues readily available with the zipper pouch will be ultra convenient.  Plus, this is just a fun little project to make and it it doesn’t take a lot of time.  

I used plain cotton fabric for this project that I purchased from a variety of places.  The main outer fabric I purchased at Fabric Frenzy online. I used plain cotton twill for the rest of the outer pieces that I bought at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores and the lining was a fat quarter that I also purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. You could head to Hobby Lobby, or for your favorite fabrics if you like.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click and make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Tissue Zipper Pouch

  • 1/4 yd main outer and secondary outer fabric
  • 1/4 yd lining fabric
  • 1 8″ zipper
  • 1/4 yd fusible fleece like Pellon TP971F
  • Standard sewing supplies
What you will Need Tissue Zipper Pouch

Step 1: Cut your fabrics

  • Main outer fabric — 9 1/8″ x 6 3/4″, 9 1/8″ x 7″
  • 3 Lining pieces –9 1/8″ x 6 3/4″
  • 2 Fusible Fleece pieces –9 1/8″ x 6 3/4″
  • 1 Secondary outer fabric piece — 9 1/8″ x 7 1/2 

Step 2: Fuse the fleece

Fuse the fleece to the large outer piece and one lining piece following the manufacturer’s instructions.  

Fuse the fleece

Step 3: Create the tissue holder Piece

Fold the smaller outer piece and the secondary outer piece in half lengthwise and press.  Topstitch along the fold of both pieces. Place the secondary outer piece on the bottom of the lining piece with the fleece and clip.  Place the folded outer piece on the top of the lining piece and clip.  The outer piece should slightly overlap the secondary outer piece. Stitch all the way around the piece using a 1/8″ seam allowance.  

Add the tissue holder

Step 4: Add the zipper

Find the center of the main outer piece and one of the lining pieces and mark.  Find the center of the zipper and mark.  Place the lining right sides up on your work surface.  Lay the zipper right sides up on the lining so that the centers match. Fold under the tails of the zipper and pin.  Place the outer piece right sides down.  Pin all three layers. Stitch through all three layers.  Open the piece right sides out and press.  Top stitch along the zipper.  Repeat for the other side of the zipper using the tissue holder piece as the outer piece and the other lining piece.

Add the zipper
Place outer piece on top of zipper
Finished half zipper
Repeat for other side of zipper
Finished zipper

Step 5: Create the tissue pouch

Fold the pieces so that the outer pieces match and the lining pieces match.  Make sure that the zipper is open.  This is important.  Stitch all the way around the pouch using a 3/8″ seam allowance leaving an opening in the lining bottom for turning.  Clip the corners. Turn the pouch right sides out through the opening in the lining and the zipper.  Stitch the opening in the lining closed using ladder stitch or your machine.  Stuff the lining into the pouch.  Topstitch along the zipper ends to complete the topstitching around the bag and you have completely finished your tissue holder zipper pouch.  

Match the sides
Turn the pouch
How to Make a Tissue Zipper Pouch
Finished tissue pouch


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