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Travel Tissue Holder Project

Travel tissue holder pattern

This travel tissue holder project is the easy way to carry tissues on the go. Shops used to sell packs of travel tissues to pack neatly instead of taking a bulky box of tissues. These packs were wrapped in plastic like the ones below, so I decided to make my own sustainable fabric version that can be filled with tissues from a bigger box.

Travel tissue sewing project

You will need:

Fat quarter of main fabric

Fat quarter of lining fabric

Fusible interfacing (medium weight)

Free fat quarter sewing projects

Cutting instructions

Cut the following pieces from both the main fabric and the lining fabric –

1 piece: 10” x 6½” for back of tissue holder

2 pieces:  10”x 4” for front sections of tissue holder

Cut the following pieces of fusible interfacing –

1 piece:  9½  ” x 6”

2 pieces: 9½ ” x 3½ ”

To sew

Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the lining pieces.

With wrong sides together, baste the main and lining back pieces together down each short side with a 0.5cm seam allowance and a large basting stitch.

Take the front sections of the holder and with wrong sides together, fold and press 5mm along one long edge, towards the lining side, and then turn under another 5mm, creating a double fold hem on both pieces. 

Travel tissue cover project

Topstitch along the pressed edge on both front sections.

Place the back section and two front sections with right sides together. Overlap the front sections slightly, and pin. Taking a 1cm seam allowance, stitch all the way around the edge of the tissue holder.

Reinforce the join of the front sections as you sew them by reverse stitching for strength.

Clip the corners of the tissue holder and turn through.

Free pattern for a tissue holder

Fill the tissue holder with tissues then it’s ready to use. 

DIY Tissue holder