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How to make a pocket tissue pouch

Crafter's Companion – 29/02/20

With the chilly weather lingering about, it’s only right that we all carry a little packet of tissues around in our pockets – just in case! To make your tissues a little bit more discreet or pretty, why not try your hand at this super simple pocket tissue pouch project?

This is the perfect make if you’re a beginner and it only requires a few materials. Plus, it’s a project that be used again and again, so it’s both fun and functional.

You will need:

Cutting instructions:

  • Outer piece – 5.5″ x 6.5″
  • Lining piece – 5.5″ x 7.5″

Note: use a 0.6cm (0.25″) seam allowance throughout the project.

Step 1

Position the two fabric pieces right sides together and stitch a 0.25″ seam down both short sides. As these fabrics are different sizes, it’s important to position one side together and stitch, then realign the opposite side and stitch.

Step 2

Press the seams well.

Step 3

Turn the fabric through and position the seams to give a faux binding effect of 0.25″ on each side.

Step 4

Fold the piece in half along the raw edge and finger press a central point.

Step 5

Fold the edges to the centre point and pin in place.

Step 6

Stitch down the short end with a 0.25″ seam allowance and repeat this for the opposite short end of the fabric piece.

Step 7

Overlock or zigzag the raw edges to neaten.

Step 8

Turn the cover right sides out and gently poke out the corners.

Step 9

Insert a pack of pocket tissues and gently ease one out of the opening flap.

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