Decorative Tissue Holder

A couple of years ago, shortly after everything shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, I got back into sewing. A lot. It kept me busy and feeling productive and was a great outlet, while making pretty things for myself and friends. When my friend Amy found out about my obsession, she requested a special project: a travel tissue holder.

She sent me an example of what she wanted, I reverse engineered this project!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • fabric for the outside – 15″x13″ plus a 2″x5″ strip – this is a great fat quarter project
  • fabric for the lining – 15″x13″
  • bias tape – 1.5″ wide x 27″ long
  • sewing machine and hand sewing supplies

Here’s how to do it:

  • Cut out your pieces of fabric as shown:
  • Make the small strap by folding in half lengthwise and ironing, then fold in the raw edges lengthwise and iron again. Sew along the open edge
  • With right sides together, sew the lining and the outside pieces. When sewing the outside, tuck the strap into one end
  • Turn the outside piece right side out and iron
  • Place the lining inside the outside piece
  • Use bias tape to finish the raw edges
  • Using needle and thread, sew closed the opening three inches on either end, leaving the middle open

After I gave this to my friend, her daughter liked it so much she took it! So I made a second one for her! She originally chose the polka dots, but the second one is made from a vintage kimono I upcycled.

Sewing for friends is one of my favorite things!

Julie AKA “Jewels”

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