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. 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. 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 11×11 inch squares with a 1/2 inch seam. It worked like a charm.

  3. I am so making this! And linking it to my blog 🙂 Thanks so much for a fun tutorial.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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:)

  7. 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!

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