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Pocket Tissue Holder

Posted by  ·  September 2, 2008  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

Here is a quick and simple gift to make, a pocket tissue holder.

All you need is two pieces of fabric 6 1/2″ X 7″ each.

With right sides together stitch 1/4 inch from the edge all around the outside of the fabric. Leave about 1-2″ opening on the LONG side for turning.

Turn and press. Make sure to press the opening to the inside.

Bring short edges to the middle. Place the fabric you want on the outside in the inside.

You can choose whether to meet the edges exactly in the middle (left picture) or overlap the edges by about 1/4 of an inch (right picture)

Stitch 1/4 inch from the edge along each end.

Turn right side out and fill with your pocket tissues. I put a slit down the center of the plastic packaging on my tissues so they were easy to remove.

You could easily make a ton of these assembly style. They would make great little party favors, teacher gifts, thank you gifts or just to give someone a little something!

If you would like a cute way to package your handmade gift you can download the Pillow Box Template.  Print on colored or printed cardstock, cut on solid lines, lightly score on all dotted lines, bring flap to opposite side and glue flap to inside and then fold in the ends.  Add a pretty bow and you’re done!

Printable Pillow Box

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  1. Leticia
    Sunday, August 21st, 2011
    Thanks for the instructions. I just saw these at a craft show and almost bought a few for Christmas gifts for my clients but my friend took a closer look at it and said that they would be easy to make. She was going to make me a pattern for it but I just found it here and am planning to make them. Besides, they'll be more personal if I made them myself. One thing I may add is a loop so the can attach to their key ring, purse, pants, etc.
    Thanks again! I will be back for more ideas!
  2. Tamara
    Monday, July 4th, 2011
    I made a bunch these. I used valentine fabric for some. In February my children's teachers will already be taken care of. Thanks. I also made some for full-size tissues using the instructions but changing the size to 11x11 inch squares with a 1/2 inch seam. It worked like a charm.
  3. Kathryn
    Monday, May 16th, 2011
    I love your tutorials! These are so quick and easy to make I have made a few now :)

  4. Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
    I am so making this! And linking it to my blog :) Thanks so much for a fun tutorial.
  5. Lieske
    Monday, March 7th, 2011
    Thanks so much for the tutorial!
    It was my first thing on the sewing-machine, and it gives me hope for the future! haha, to make al lot of other beautiful things.
    Thanks again!
  6. Nightowl Jan
    Monday, January 31st, 2011
    I was looking for an easy to sew fun little thing to send relatives...found this and I made 3 of them! I read thru it once then made them easily. Thank you so much! This had inspired me to make similar holders for other things. :) So cute!!!
  7. sam
    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
    wow...i can't believe it, i did it!!! for a beginner like myself this was a perfect 1st project, and it's so cute...it's given me the courage to try something else...these are so darn cute i'll have to make more of them:)
  8. Thursday, November 25th, 2010
    Excellent tutorial, thank you!
  9. Belladune
    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
    These are soooooo quick! I've made dozens! They'll make great teachers gifts, and gifts for just about anything... Thanks so much for the pattern and tutorial!
  10. VinGirl
    Monday, August 23rd, 2010
    Thank you so much for the great tutorial!
  11. Monday, May 24th, 2010
    My mother-in-law doesn't usually find inspiration off internet tutorials, but she immediately wanted me to print this one for her. I believe she is going to be making some very soon. She loved your tutorial!
  12. Sunday, May 16th, 2010
    Love this and the reversible tote tutorial. I just made totes with matching tissue holders for my daughter's teachers - great stuff!
  13. Sunday, March 21st, 2010
    These are so cute!! I've added these to my DIY Roundup today, and you can grab an "I've been featured" badge if you'd like!

    Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!
  14. Thursday, February 4th, 2010
    Brilliant tutorial, thank you! As a newbie sewer this is a perfect project for me to practice on.
  15. leigh7911
    Monday, December 14th, 2009
    Thanks for this! Your tutorial was very clear and well written - I read through it a few times, then made three of these without referring back to the computer. Could have done it in absolutely no time too, if it weren't for a rather small human being demanding attention in the middle of it. :)
  16. Saturday, December 12th, 2009
    My three boys, ages 6, 9, and 12, just finished making 6 of these for various female relatives for Christmas. This was a quick, easy project. Thank you!
  17. Angel
    Monday, November 23rd, 2009
    I just made some of these this morning...very cute!!! My daughters are going to love them! Thank you for the inspiration and wonderfull step by step instructions!!!
  18. Caroline
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
    This project was so easy, and the finished result is darling. I made one for my pocket tissues in my school bag, and another for my purse to hold feminine products. Thanks for the tutorial!
  19. Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
    Great blog, and I love the tissue holder. So easy to make, so I am going to make some and give a gifts. Thank you for such easy directions.

    Have a great evening,
  20. Gina
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
    I have made a travel sized one from this but I want to make a tissue box sized one, what measurements would I need for that?
    Love the idea, it looks great and works so well.
  21. Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
    This is soo cute,nice design i love it.
    I too make small hand bags for curring pads for ladies.
  22. Kirstie
    Thursday, August 20th, 2009
    I made these with my girls for their teachers to give with a little bottle of bath and body apple hand sanitizer for back to school. Thanks for a cute idea!
  23. D.T.
    Friday, August 7th, 2009
    thanks so much for sharing, will try it tomorrow...
    Sooo cute....
  24. Teja
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
    It's so cute! And it looks simple to make, too. I just discovered your blog yesterday and I can't wait to finish my matura exam when I will have more time to try all of your great ideas. This tissue holder will definately be the first one, I want to have one! :)
  25. Maria
    Sunday, April 19th, 2009
    I just made one for my niece - so cute and so easy! Thank you :)
  26. Saturday, February 7th, 2009
    Thanks for the great tutorial! This is what I'll be giving to my children's preschool and daycare teachers.
  27. Friday, February 6th, 2009
    Just found this! Love it! I bought one recently and want to make them for my daughters baby shower as favors. Thanks for the instructions:)

    Happy Friday
  28. Shirley
    Saturday, January 31st, 2009
    You can purchase a travel wipe dispenser cover from

    ebay store:

    I purchased the pattern, but havent tried it yet

    I cant wait to try this tissue holder!
  29. Marguerite
    Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
    Just made one out of small scrap of fun fabric - would like to post a photo, but don't know how to on this site!
  30. Sunday, January 25th, 2009

    Thanks sew much for the tutorial!!!!!

  31. Mallory
    Monday, January 5th, 2009
    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have a friend that always carries little packs of tissues around and I just know she would love one of these! Thanks again!
  32. darbync
    Sunday, January 4th, 2009
    Wow, I just made the holder. This is a perfect gift to make! Your tutorial was easy to follow and I was able to sew this jewel in minutes. Thanks! Does anyone have a template to make a baby wipes cover?
  33. Saturday, December 27th, 2008
    Hi! I'll have mine posted on Monday on my blog. Thanks for the great gift idea!
  34. PissingPanda
    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
    Thank you so much!
    That's a great idea.
  35. Friday, November 28th, 2008
    I love this idea; I sew and monogram. I'll monogram a first initial and give away. Thank you for the pattern. Love your website.
  36. Thursday, November 20th, 2008
    I friend just sent me a link to this and I can't thank her enough! I was using a different pattern and it was not working out so well! This one is much better! I can't wait to try it! I see lots of gifts being made using this pattern!

    Thank you so very much!!
  37. Maria
    Saturday, October 25th, 2008
    With the economy the way it is.....Just making all of my christmas presents and think this would be great for my co-workers along with the pincushion. Love it, thanks.
  38. Jen McD
    Saturday, October 11th, 2008
    I love your site! Thanks for this, I'll be making stocking stuffers.
  39. virignia klaas
    Monday, October 6th, 2008
    Think it is adorable! I like your fabric too!!
  40. Saturday, October 4th, 2008
    I just made 6 of these tonight. Super easy and cute! Thanks!
  41. Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
    Great tutorial! I'm thinking this will make cute little extra gifts for the holidays. Wonderful! Thank you!
  42. Erin
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
    I love this! I think even I could make it. I just found some fabric at the thrift store, but it isn't near as cute as your fabrics. Where did you get them?

    Thanks for the tutorial.
  43. Darlene
    Monday, September 15th, 2008
    This is absolutely great. I made several covers with a Simplicity pattern before I found your tutorial. I made one with your instructions and it was so much easier and quicker. Thank you.
  44. sylvia
    Thursday, September 4th, 2008
    Yesterday I came across your tutorial and without thinking twice I got some fabric and made it. It was so easy to make and tissues look great in my bag.
    Thanks again for a great tutorial.
    Sylvia :)
  45. Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
    So cute, and thanks for sharing, I will have to try this one out, and I know my daughter would even be able to make one, they will love it. Thanks!
  46. Emma
    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
    Hi ive been reading your blog for a while just never commented before, anyways i love this idea have just made my first one hehe.. and am thinking of attempting a baby wipe packet sized one so that the wipes look a bit more attractive when they're floating around the nappybag :)

    thanks for the tutorial!!

  47. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    Oh I love that! Thank you!
  48. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    Wonderful! I always make a little gift for my wedding clients and these are just perfect for brides, sisters and mothers of the bride and groom. The fact that I can coordinate to the wedding colors and make many of these in one sitting is a huge bonus!
  49. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    I love this! What a cute, simple idea.
  50. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    I love this! I think I'll make a whole stack of them for gifts. Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us all.
  51. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    Super cute!!!!
  52. Sandy Flemer
    Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    Thanks - I'm thinking Christmas gifts for friends and teachers.
  53. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    Thanks for this - I love these! :0)
  54. Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
    I love it! Thank you so much.