Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How To Make a Travel Size Tissue Holder For Your Purse

I am participating in the Exchange Program at Totally Tutorials . Dotty has matched suppliers with crafters in this wonder program. You should really check it out!

I got all my really cute fabric from Ruby Jane's Retro Fabric You can visit her blog here and her shop (to buy fabulous fabric) here!

It is getting to be that time of year again! You know, that time of year where you have to have a tissue with you where ever you go because you or someone you know has a cold. Never fear! Now you can pull out a tissue with style when you make your own cute travel tissue holder.

Here is what you will need:
4- 5X5 inch squares of coordinating fabric
Fusible interfacing
Sewing machine
Coordinating thread

1. Cut out 4 5X5 inch squares out of your interfacing.

2. Iron on the interfacing to the back side of each fabric square.

3. Iron 2 squares in half with the right side of the fabric facing out.

4. Place the folded pieces of fabric right next to each other and zig-zag stitch them together on the top and bottom. (NOT the whole way across!)

See the stitches just on the top and bottom? (click to enlarge the picture.)
5. Place your fabric right sides together in a stack as follows: Bottom back piece, folded pieces, inside piece. and sew around 3 sides of square using a 1/2 seam.

6. turn right side out.

7. Fold the unfinished edge inside and top sew closed.

8. Fill with tissue!

I think that this would make a really cute gift for a teacher! They are always around sniffley children!

Be sure to check out Ruby Jane's Retro Fabric for more fabulous fabrics!

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mommabear said...

I love the tissue holder...I have made lots of them using felt!!! Such a great little gift! I know you already have The One Lovely Blog award but I just wanted to give you a shout out on my blog!!!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

This is such a great idea! I really could have used one of these today with my kids! I'm definitely going to make one this weekend and blow noses in style! Love you blog!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Such a cute idea!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I love this idea! Would be perfect for my daughter and all her little friends!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

So cute and I love that fabric! Love the name of your blog too...
pk @ Room Remix

Jane said...

I want to make a few of these for inexpensive stocking stuffers.

Andy Porter said...

That's fun. I ALWAYS need tissues...even better when they are in a super cute house!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

So cute! I will be linking this on my blog! Feel free to grab my "I was featured" button if you'd like!

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