How to Sew a Pocket Tissue Holder

Sewing a Pocket Tissue Holder

Pocket Tissue Holders are simple yet fun to make, and even better they make great little gifts! In the past, I have made these as teachers’ gifts and I even made a basket full of them for my vow renewal as a handmade keepsake. 

I always keep one in my handbag for those moments when you get caught out in the restrooms with no toilet paper! Was that too much information?


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In this tutorial we make a template, which is basically a little pattern, this is a great technique to know how to do for future projects. It also means you will always have it on hand if you want to make another Pocket Tissue Holder in the future.

Please watch my video for full instructions on how to make a Pocket Tissue Holder.


Make a template from paper that measures 6″ x 7½”

Take two pieces of fabric bigger than your template, place the right sides of the fabric facing each other.

Pin your template to your fabrics and cut around the template carefully.

Unpin your fabric from the template.

Making sure your edges and corners line up, pin both of the 6″ sides.

At stitch length 2.5 sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

Turn your fabric right side out.

Press, making sure you roll out the seams so they are sitting nice and flat.

With the fabric you want to be on the outside of your Pocket Tissue Holder facing you, fold the bottom edge up at 1½”, measuring both sides with a tape measure.

Turn it around. Fold the bottom edge up so the Pocket Tissue Holder measures 3″.

Pin both sides.

Sew along the pinned edge with a ⅜” seam allowance.

Trim loose threads.

Trim the corners.

Turn right side out.

Push the corners out with a point turner, or a blunt object you have on hand.


Now let’s make a Scrunchie, but first I will show you how to cut fabric with a rotary cutter here.

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4 thoughts on “How to Sew a Pocket Tissue Holder

  1. Marie A McGrath says:

    Loved the little project on making a pocket tissue holder. You always do such a great job on giving directions so clearly so that beginning sewers find it easy to follow. I did try your sewing machine dust cover and emailed for a copy of the written form for calculating measurements but have not received it yet. Looking forward to viewing more of your video tutorials.

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