Friday, November 18, 2011

Tissue Holder Tutorial

In case you missed it, Wednesday I guest posted at Destination Craft with my Tissue Holder Tutorial. I'm re-posting it here today!


With Autumn comes colder weather, and in my case, that means more runny noses! I like to keep tissues in my bag anyway, but I use them a lot more when it’s chilly!! This little holder is super cute and really easy, It holds a travel pack of Kleenex perfectly. AND, it is also a great little gift idea!


This tutorial is super easy! Especially if you use something like felt or fleece! I’m going to show you the easy felt way first and then give you a few tips if you want to use fabric instead.

1. First, cut out your pieces. You need a piece of felt that is about 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wideDSC_2498

2. Next, if you’d like to embellish your edges like I did in the finished picture, this is the time. On this one I sewed on a piece of ribbon along one edge. You could do ribbon on one edge,both edges, you could use ric-rac, or even just use pinking shears to give the edges a little something extra. Important: If you choose to add some ribbon, be sure to singe the edge where you cut it with a lighter so that it won’t fray!


3. Then fold the short edges to the center. Pin it to help keep it in place as you sew. You want the two edges that will create the opening to be as close as possible.


4. Sew the side edgesDSC_2507

That’s it!! Take the tissues out of the plastic and stuff them inside your holder!


5. You can reinforce the opening if you are worried about it coming apart over time.DSC_2515

If you want to make one out of fabric, there a just a few adjustments you need to make and do differently.

First, you have to cut out your piece of fabric a bit bigger to allow for sewing finished seams. I added about an inch to each side making it about 8 x 6 1/2. It doesn’t have to be perfect, your tissues will still fit in your little holder if you make it smaller than it should be.

Fold the raw edge and then fold it again so the raw edge is inside. Sew the long edges first and then do the same for the short edges. When you are done sewing the finished piece should be pretty close to the original measurements of 7 x 5 1/2 inches. Something like this:DSC_2511

Then add embellishments to your short edges DSC_2512

Then just repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 above to finish it off!



If you have any questions, please email me at kdb.smilelikeyoumeanit {at}


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  1. would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - over at

    Natasha xxx

  2. love these so much!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday!!
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    Natasha xxx

  3. I love this! I was looking for some make-ahead Christmas gift ideas but I think I need one of these for myself too. Great job!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new 12 Days of Christmas in July linky party. You can link up here:

    I can’t wait to get organized for a peaceful and frugal holiday season!


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