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How to Sew a Facial Tissue Holder
Find out how to create a pouch to hold a personal-sized package of facial tissue. This is an easy sewing project everyone can make. They also make great gifts.
- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
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Gathering The Supplies to Make a Kleenex Case
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this easy sewing project you will need:
- Fabric (a fat quarter should be plenty)
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
Now we can start making the facial tissue holder.
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Cutting Your Fabric
Using a rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat, cut 5 pieces of fabric. You want two pieces that are 3 3/4" square. Cut three pieces that are each 3 3/4" x 6".
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Folding and Ironing Your Fabric
Fold both of your 3 3/4" squares in half, right sides out, and press. Fold two of the 3 3/4" x 6" pieces in half as shown in the photo. Press.
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Start Assembling the Tissue Holder
Start out by laying the remaining 3 3/4" x 6" piece on the table in front of you, right side up. Lay one of the folded 3 3/4" squares on top of the 3 3/4" x 6" piece. The folded edge of the 3 3/4" square piece should be towards the inside of the 3 3/4" x 6" piece. Make sure all of the raw edges line up.
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Finish Assembling the Tissue Holder
Next, you will lay one of the folded 3 3/4" x 6" pieces on top of the folded 3 3/4" square piece that is on top of the unfolded 3 3/4" x 6" piece. The folded edge should be toward the inside and the raw edges should all line up.
Now lay the other folded 3 3/4" square piece on the other short edge of the unfolded 3 3/4" x 6" piece. Again, the folded edge of the 3 3/4" square piece should be towards the inside of the 3 3/4" x 6" piece. Make sure all of the raw edges line up.
Finally, lay the last 3... 3/4" x 6" piece on the other long edge of the unfolded 3 3/4" x 6" piece. As with the other pieces, the folded edge of the 3 3/4" square piece should be towards the inside and all of the raw edges line up.
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Sewing the Tissue Holder
Hold all of the pieces together as you stacked them and sew around all 4 of the raw edges. You will want a 1/4" seam allowance.
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Trim the Corners of the Kleenex Case
Using your scissors, cut the 4 corners off of the tissue holder so that when you fold it right side out there is a little less bulk in the corners. Make sure you do not cut through your stitching.
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Turn the Kleenex Holder Right Side Out
Now you can flip your tissue holder so it is right side out. If necessary, use a bone folder or something similar to poke out the corners.
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Put the Tissues in the Case
Finally, all you have left to do is wiggle a personal size package of facial tissue into your facial tissue holder! You can make them in any color combination you want and for a variety of occasions. I am thinking of making them to give to grandmas for my daughter's wedding. They would also be good for graduations and other happy events that may provide some tears!