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Fabric tissue holder tutorial {a Mother’s Day gift}

easy fabric tissue holder tutorial

With Mother’s Day coming up soon I thought I should make a head start on some handmade gifts to give the ladies in our family. A couple of weeks ago I visited the Spring Knitting & Knitting Show where I picked up some gorgeous pieces of Liberty Lawn fabric. At the time I didn’t have a project in mind but the fabrics were too good to stay hidden in my fabric cupboard. In fact they didn’t even get put away as I’ve already used them to make some sweet fabric tissue holders.

To make your own you will need:
Self healing cutting mat
Rotary cutter
2 x pieces of fabric
Sewing machine

Fabric tissue holder tutorial

Choose your fabrics. You will need two pieces of fabric, you won’t see the inner one but make sure you pick something stunning for the outside.

Fabric tissue holder tutorial

For my fabric tissue holder I chose a pretty pale blue piece of Liberty Lawn, as well as a contrasting polka dot off-cut from my stash.

Based on the measurements of a standard pack of tissues, I cut the two pieces so each measured 5 1/2″ by 7 3/4″ using a self-healing cutting mat and my Fiskars rotary cutter.

I gave both pieces a quick iron to remove any creases, then placed them right side facing and pinned the longer lengths together. Using my sewing machine I stitched the shorter lengths, with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

making a fabric tissue holder tutorial

Remove the pins and turn the fabric the right way. Place the fabric with the material you want to see facing you. Iron again and place the fabric with the shorter length at the top.

Fabric tissue holder tutorial

Fold down the top about 1 1/2″ and fold up the bottom edge about 3″ so they overlap, and pin in place. Then use your sewing machine to stitch long both the short edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Remove the pin and snip away any loose threads.

Turn your tissue inside out and you have finished.

Fabric tissue holder tutorial

This is a lovely quick sewing project so I made 4 all in different fabrics. They make a lovely handmade gift and are an easy way of making sure you can find your tissues in your handbag.

Fabric tissue holder tutorial

Disclosure – post in collaboration with BrotherSewing


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    Mary Louise
    March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    A really lovely idea that makes a fantastic gift. Thank you for sharing. Your blog is lovely x

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    March 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Oh these are gorgeous, it really makes me wish I could sew! I love the fabric you use and yes they would be such a great gift.

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    Lynne Harper
    March 14, 2017 at 9:00 am

    What a fabulous idea and it looks great. 🙂 Look pretty easy to make when following your tips. x

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      March 14, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thank you, I love making and giving handmade gifts.

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    Stephanie Usher
    March 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

    This is really cute! What a great way to create a practical, but personalised gift for Mum! xx

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      March 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    March 14, 2017 at 10:04 am

    They are just lovely. I really want to learn to sew this year x

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      March 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

      This would make a great first project!

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    Karen Langridge
    March 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Lovely fabric you have picked, these do look so much nicer than tissue packets x

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      March 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you, I adore Liberty fabric.

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    Jen Walshaw
    March 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    What a gorgeous little sewing project. I adore the fabric choice

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    Cass Bailey
    March 20, 2017 at 10:08 am

    That looks really pretty – I always carry those tissues around so this would be fab for me x

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    March 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    What a lovely gift idea, perfect for Mothers Day

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