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Handmade Tissue Holder

Posted by  ·  September 24, 2010  ·  Last Updated: September 24, 2010

Pocket Tissue Cozy Tutorial

Here is a quick and simple gift to make, a pocket Kleenex 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. Shirley Parker
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
    Look forward to making the tissue holder.
  2. Alison Rutherford
    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Omg! I can't believe how quick and easy these are to make. Love love love!!
  3. Dot
    Thursday, November 9th, 2017
    Where do I find the PDF file for the kleenex tissue holder ?
    Thanks !
  4. Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
    Though there are many tissue holders in the market today, it's better to make our own using our choice of fabric & colours. I think we can even use our used clothes for this.
  5. jackie tisci
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
    My bestfriend loves thes.
    would you be willing to sell some of your work. How much would it cost? Thank you so much
  6. LINDA
    Thursday, February 13th, 2014
    THANKS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS. I MADE MINE 8" x 7" so there is enough wiggle room for the tissue to slide in easily. happy sewing
  7. Denise
    Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
    Having fun making these great tissues holders thank you for sharing

    February 5 2014
  8. Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
    Thank you for such an easy tutorial. I know what I will be whipping up for our school's Mother's Day stall!
  9. Alexis
    Friday, November 30th, 2012
    I'm just starting to sew and not very good yet. This project was really fast and easy and came out really well. I've been looking for a place to store my cloth wipes and this works great! It's a bit small for all my cloth wipes though, so I may make another, just a bit larger. My in-laws are coming for xmas and use like a million tissues a day (i think a large box a day between the two of them actually) not sure how. I figure these will be great stocking stuffers for them.
  10. Bethany Holsomback
    Friday, September 21st, 2012
    Just thought you might like to know that I am using your idea in a Family and Consumer Sciences class with 8th graders for their hand-stitching project. They are turning out SO cute!
    • Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
      Bethany, send me a picture of the kid's tissue holders and I will put them on my FB page. How fun!
  11. Kayonel
    Sunday, September 16th, 2012
    Great! I'm just beginning (learning) to sew AND i've got a cold ... so this was an ideal thing to make. Fits great! Nice little gift-idea also
  12. Diane
    Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
    My quilting guild is having a retreat and there will be a packet of kleenex in everyone's goodie bag. Can I give everyone a copy of your pattern too so they can make a cover?
  13. Michele
    Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
    I can't access the PDF and I really want to make some of these for my nieces as part of their gift for Christmas... I like to have a paper copy to refer to! Would it be possible to email it to me... if you have any spare time? Thanks!!
    • Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
      The pdf is in adobe acrobat. Do you have that?
  14. Margaret Chisholm
    Saturday, December 4th, 2010
    I made this and it is very cute, however, it does not fit the tissue packets that I bought. It is too small across the top. I will have to modify the sizing. It's disappointing because I already cut several of these.
    • Sarah
      Friday, November 2nd, 2018
      Buy different tissues. Cheaper than wasting the fabric.
  15. Friday, October 15th, 2010
    Wonderful tutorial. I just linked to your tutorial on my blog today.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
  16. Sunday, September 26th, 2010
    I really love this tutorial, it is really easy to understand and it is really cute. I can see me making quite a few up. Thanks
  17. Sunday, September 26th, 2010
    I LOVE the fabric! Makes me want to start sewing. Winter and long days inside are on their way. Thanks for the tutorial!
  18. ellen
    Saturday, September 25th, 2010
    i absolutely adore these so much! now excuse me as i put on my shoes to run to the nearest craft store~ have a sweet weekend y'al! <3
  19. Saturday, September 25th, 2010
    Love this idea! Perfect Christmas idea.
  20. Saturday, September 25th, 2010
    Perfect timing! I was just thinking this would be an amazing present to give for Christmas, I was tired of buying the expensive prepackaged ones. Besides, the plastic bags seem to always rip in my purse. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
  21. Friday, September 24th, 2010
    I seriously like that fabric - very cute.
  22. Friday, September 24th, 2010
    Gonna be making these....runny nose season is on the horizon! Thank you!
  23. JDaniel4's Mom
    Friday, September 24th, 2010
    Stopping from Mom Loop! Come join the Friday Follow! I love the fabric you chose. It is sooo cute.
  24. Michelle
    Friday, September 24th, 2010
    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I am a beginning to learn how to sew and this was so easy to make. I made some for my MIL for halloween, fall and christmas prints. I absolutely love your blog, thanks for showing an assortment of different projects.