Bless you! Do you need a tissue? Here is one from the cute tissue holder pattern I made last week. Hide those ugly packets in a pocket tissue holder pattern made from your favorite fabrics. Make it to match your handbag or purse in a fancy fabric that makes you smile every time you reach for a tissue.
Tissue Holder Pattern Tutorial
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.
This is a beginner sewing project as you only need basic sewing skills. The tutorial below includes step by step instructions and photos as well as a video.
Tissue Holder Pattern - Supplies
- FABRIC - Cotton fabric scrap - 2 rectangles of fabric 7.5 x 5.75 inches (19 x 14.5cm).
- 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. A ⅜ inch (1cm) wide ribbon can also work.
- KEYRING - this can be any size, but most 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.
- SEWING BASICS - Sewing machine, scissors or rotary cutter, matching thread, ruler.
Best Fabric for a Fabric Tissue Holder Pattern
I used quilting fabric which is 100% cotton in a medium weight. Fat quarters are great to use for this DIY tissue holder. If you have any home decor fabrics in your scrap box, these will also make a great pocket tissue holder pattern.
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.
Tissue Holder Pattern Video Tutorial
Here is a YouTube video I've made for you on how to make a 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!
Tissue Holder Pattern, Step by Step Instructions
Here is how to make a fabric tissue holder:
Step 1 - Sew the Sides
Put your fabric rectangles with RIGHT sides together and stitch with a straight stitch along the shorter edges at the sides with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam allowance. For extra strength, use a shorter stitch length of 2.0.
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.
Step 3 - Add Ribbon to the Tissue Holder Pattern
Fold the ribbon piece in half, thread it through the keyring, and baste it in the center of the top raw edge. Take your time to make sure it is in the center as it will look odd if you are off a bit.
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.
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. You can insert the pocket tissues in their plastic wrapper or remove them and place them directly in your tissue holder.
More Free Sewing Patterns
I hope you enjoyed your free tissue holder pattern. Here are some more free patterns from my blog. Happy sewing 🙂
- Burp Cloth Pattern
- How to Make a Pillowcase
- DIY Hair Ties
- DIY Business Card Holder
- Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Tissue Holder Pattern
- Pocket Tissues
- Sewing Basics
- Put your fabric rectangles with RIGHT sides together and stitch along the shorter edges at the sides with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam allowance.
- Turn the cover to the RIGHT side and give it a good press. Add lace or trim along the left-seamed side. Fold the ribbon piece in half, thread it through the keyring, and baste it in the center of the top raw edge.
- With RIGHT sides (outside) together, fold in the seamed edges and overlap them by ¾ inch (2cm). Stitch across the raw edges of your DIY tissue holder with a ¼ inch (6mm) seam.
- Turn to the right side and decorate.