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. 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!

  2. Love this and the reversible tote tutorial. I just made totes with matching tissue holders for my daughter’s teachers – great stuff!

  3. 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!

  4. Brilliant tutorial, thank you! As a newbie sewer this is a perfect project for me to practice on.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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,

  10. 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.

  11. This is soo cute,nice design i love it.
    I too make small hand bags for curring pads for ladies.

  12. 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!

  13. 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! 🙂

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