Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Make a pocket tissue holder

 

I actually never thought I would need a pocket tissue holder.  But as I have gotten older my allergies have gotten worse and I use more tissue than I used to so I started carrying around pocket tissues in my purse.  I didn’t realize that the package would fall apart within a week of it rattling around in there.  So here I am actually making a pocket tissue holder.  Since I was making one for myself I figured that I would show you the process step-by-step so that you could make one for yourself.  This is a super simple process that only requires scrap fabric and basic sewing skills to complete.  In fact, there are only four seams in this entire project.  The rest is using an iron.  Believe me anyone can make this project.  So lets get started.

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What you will Need:

  • 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of outer fabric
  • 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of lining fabric
  • Iron
  • Standard sewing supplies
Make a pocket tissue holder
What you Need Tissue Holder

Step 1: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Cut your fabrics to the designated sizes.  I used some scrap fabrics that I had on hand.  In my example the red and white fabric is the outer fabric and the solid red is the lining fabric.  You will notice that the lining fabric is larger than the outer fabric.  This is done on purpose.

Step 2: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

With right sides together sew the lining piece to the outer piece at the short ends using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  You will notice that there will be a difference in lengths of the long sides.  Don’t worry.  This will make sense when you press the fabric.

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Sew the short sides together

Step 3: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Turn the piece right sides out and press flat so that there is 1/4″ of the lining showing on each side of the outer fabric. There is a lot of pressing in this project and in all sewing projects. In fact a good iron is on my list of sewing room must haves.  I purchased this iron about a year ago and I absolutely love it.  I use it everyday for the posts here at Sew very Crafty and for my personal sewing as well.  It is cordless which makes it perfect for me and works like a gem.   I purchased it from one of my affiliates, Sewing Machines Plus, for a really good price and free shipping so if you are in the market for a new iron please check this one out hereIt is perfect for the beginner and advanced sewist.

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Press flat

Step 4: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Fold the long edges so that the meet in the center of the piece and press.  You should only be seeing the lining fabric at this point.

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Fold the edges to the center

Step 5: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Stitch along the short ends.  I used an  overlock stitch on my regular sewing machine for this to protect the raw edges but you can use a straight stitch and follow it up with a zig zag or just keep it raw.  It is totally up to you.

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Sew the short ends closed

Step 6: Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Turn the piece right sides out and put in your tissues and you have completed your pocket tissue holder.

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Turn right side out
Make a pocket tissue holder
Pocket Tissue Holder

Make a pocket tissue holder

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Make a pocket tissue holder

How to Make a Pocket Tissue Holder

Yield: 1 Pocket Tissue Holder
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

The perfect holder for your pocket tissues. Keep the package and the tissues clean using this fabric holder.

Materials

  • 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" Outer Fabric
  • 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" Lining Fabric

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Instructions

  1. Cut fabrics
  2. Sew the short sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press flat.
  3. Fold the long sides to the center and press.
  4. Stitch along the the short ends using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  5. Turn right sides out.
  6. Insert tissues.

Notes

These perfect pocket tissue holders make great stocking stuffers.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you. What a great gift idea. My corners did not turn out very well…too much bulk from multiple layers.

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