Bless you! Do you need a tissue? Here is one from the cute DIY tissue holder pattern I made last week. Hide those ugly tissue packets in a cover made from your favorite fabric. Make it to match your handbag or in a fancy fabric that makes you smile every time you reach for a tissue. DIY tissue holders make great gifts as they are fast to make and don't make much fabric. Best of all everyone needs a tissue occasionally so your friend will think of you when they reach for one.
DIY Tissue Holder Pattern - Supplies
- FABRIC - Cotton fabric scrap - 2 rectangles of fabric 7.5 x 5.75 inches (19 x 14.5cm). I used quilting fabric which is 100% cotton in a medium weight. Fat quarters are great to use for this DIY tissue holder. One rectangle will be for the outside and the other for the inside lining. Just use cheaper fabric for the rectangle that will be used on the inside.
- TISSUES - Sorbent brand and many generic pocket or travel tissue packets measure 4" L x 2" W x 1" D (10x5x2.5cm) and this pattern has been designed to fit them. You can adjust the measurements if needed to fit your favorite brand. If you can't get a travel tissue packet, you could even grab tissues from your regular box and fold them to put inside this DIY tissue holder. Improvize!
- RIBBON - 1 ½ inches (4cm) of ½ inch (12mm) wide twill tape or ribbon to attach the keyring. ⅜ inch (1cm) wide ribbon can also work.
- KEYRING - this can be any size but must of the ones I found were 1 inch (2.5cm) in diameter.
- OPTIONAL - Trim or lace to decorate. I used thin lace and ric-rac.
DIY TISSUE HOLDER Pattern - The Video
Here is a YouTube video I've made for you on how to make a DIY tissue holder. It is just a few minutes long so grab a piece of chocolate and relax. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly sewing and craft videos. Press play below!
DIY TISSUE HOLDER Pattern - Instructions
Step 1 - Sew Sides
Put your fabric rectangles with RIGHT sides together and stitch along the shorter edges at the sides with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam allowance.
Step 2 - Press and Add Trim
Turn the cover to the RIGHT side and give it a good press. Add lace or trim along the left seamed side. Smaller lace looks best. Lace is best sewn on with a small zig-zag stitch over the straight edge. You can also use ric-rac sewing through its center.
Further Reading: how to sew lace trim, how to sew ric-rac
Step 3 - Add Ribbon
Fold the ribbon piece in half, thread it through the keyring and baste it in the center of the top raw edge.
Step 4 - Fold and Stitch
With RIGHT sides (outside) together, fold in the seamed edges and overlap them by ¾ inch (2cm).
IMPORTANT: If you added lace or trim, then the trim needs to be on the bottom underneath layer.
Stitch across the raw edges of your DIY tissue holder with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam. You can finish the seam with a zig-zag stitch or just cut it across neatly. Pinking shears can also prevent fraying.
Step 5 - Turn, Press & Decorate
Turn your cover to the RIGHT side and give it a good press. Make sure the corners are pressed out well.
Add a fabric yo-yo flower, covered button or bit of lace to decorate and you are finished.
Make your DIY tissue holder look professional by adding a fabric label. These fabric labels can be created with some calico and your home printer.
More Free Sewing Patterns
I hope you enjoyed your DIY tissue holder pattern. Here are some more free patterns from my blog. Happy sewing 🙂
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