We have a fun little sewing project I can’t wait to show you. Today on HappiestCamper, we show you How To Sew A Tissue Holder The Easy Way! I just love these little sewing projects. As much as I love all the DIY clothing and bags, it is nice to make something so useful and small. You can make this little tissue pouch in about 15 minutes, so it is a great project to sit down and make a few of these to have around. The little pocket tissue packs fit right in these so it is super convenient to refill, plus this tissue holder really dresses them up. This is a great project if you are just starting out on your sewing journey. If you can sew straight lines, you can make this project. I keep a few of these around the house, usually in the kid’s rooms and in the office. You can make these to match your decor so that they would even look great tucked away on an end table in the living room. I also keep one of these in each of our vehicles as well. They work great! You can even give some of these away as gifts to friends and family. I gave some to my kid’s teachers and they loved them.
You’ll only need a few supplies for this simple little sewing project. You’ll need some fabric – I used about a quarter yard of some fabric I had leftover from a previous project and it worked great. You’ll need some matching thread, some scissors, sewing pins or clips, and of course a sewing machine. I recommend investing in a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you plan on making more projects in the future as it is much faster and more precise than using scissors for longer and more complicated cuts. I also like to keep an iron handy to press my fabric and seams if need. Gather up your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- ¼ yard of 44” cotton fabric
- Matching thread
- Sewing pins or clips
- Turning tool
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, & Ruler
- Sewing machine
How To Sew A Tissue Holder The Easy Way
The first step on this how to sew a tissue holder the easy way sewing tutorial is to wash, dry, and iron your fabric. I like to start almost all of my sewing projects this way as it acts as a preshrink for my fabric so that the first time I wash this little tissue holder (with kids I inevitably will) my stitches won’t get messed up. Once you have done that, we can begin cutting out our fabric. Cut 5-6 ½” x 4 ½” pieces of fabric.
Next, fold 2 of the pieces in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron. Fold 2 of the pieces in half short-wise with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron. The 5th piece you won’t fold. Your fabric pieces should look like the photo above.
Now on this easy sew tissue holder the easy way sewing tutorial, we will start putting it together. Lay the un-ironed piece right side facing up. Next, lay one of the longer pieces on the bottom of the un-ironed piece, with raw edges aligned. Next, lay one of the shorter pieces on the left side, with raw edges aligned, then the other long piece on the top, aligning the raw edges, and finally, the other shorter piece on the right side, lining up the raw edges. Pin in place. We are about halfway through this fun sewing tutorial!
Now it’s time to sew! Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew around all four sides of the tissue holder. It is always the smaller projects where I tend to rush my sewing. Take a few extra moments and this will come out perfect.
For the final steps in this tissue holder sewing tutorial, we just need to clip off the corners and turn the tissue holder right side out. Clipping the corners helps reduce the fabric bulk and makes it a little easier to turn out.
I like to use a turning tool to push out the corners on these small projects, as it can be harder to get them perfect with my hand. You could also use the eraser end of a pencil or even a chopstick, just whatever you have closest to you at the time.
And that’s it! Now you have a super cute little fabric tissue holder you can take with you on the go or keep at home. I love this size because it fits those little packs of tissues you can buy in the store. I keep one in my purse, and the kids have them in their bags as well. You can make some of these for each of your vehicles too, they are super convenient. Perfect for those long road trips or just a trip to the park.
If you liked learning how to sew a tissue holder the easy way, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Cut 5-6 ½”x4 ½”” pieces of fabric.
- Fold 2 of the pieces in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron.
- Fold the other 2 pieces in half short wise with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron. The 5th piece you won’t fold.
- With right sides together, pin or clip the 4 of the first color/pattern and the 4 of the second color/pattern.
- Lay the un-ironed piece right side facing up.
- Next, lay one of the longer pieces on the bottom of the un-ironed piece, with raw edges aligned.
- Next, lay one of the shorter pieces on the left side, with raw edges aligned, then the other long piece on the top, aligning the raw edges, and finally, the other shorter piece on the right side, lining up the raw edges.
- Pin in place.
- Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew around all four sides of the Tissue Holder.
- Clip off the corners and turn right side out.
- Using a turning tool, push out the corners.
- Press with a warm iron.
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