These last couple weeks we have been sick with some pretty nasty colds around here ~ tis the season, I guess. It is the worst feeling to be caught out and about without a tissue in sight. I mean, what is a girl to do? I've been meaning to make some travel tissue holders for the last year and I finally sat down and sewed some of these little cuties.
As most of you know, I've got a thing for rick rack, so I decided to incorporate one of my favorite trims into the design. This project is a really great way to use up scraps as it only takes two small squares of fabric. If you are in a 'scrap busting' kind of mode, this is going to be a great project to put those scraps to good use.
Also, if you are just starting out sewing, this is a perfect beginner project and if you are a seasoned pro, these fun travel tissue holders will take you minutes to sew together. Let's get started.......
Rick Rack Travel Tissue Holder
by The Cottage Mama
1 - 6" x 7.5" piece of fabric (exterior)
1 - 6" x 7.5" piece of fabric (lining)
Basic Sewing Supplies
Optional: Wonder Tape
Cut your fabric. You will need two pieces for each tissue holder. One for the exterior and one for the lining. Also, pick out a coordinating color of rick rack trim.
Pin rick rack to both sides of the exterior piece of fabric. Line the rick rack up with the edge of the fabric. Another option is to use Wonder Tape to temporarily adhere the rick rack to the fabric. Wonder Tape is a double-sided tape that washes away and won't gum up your needle. Apply it to the back of the rick rack, peel off the paper backing and stick it to the fabric. Again, Wonder Tape is totally optional.
Place the lining fabric on top of the exterior fabric with the right sides facing each other. By right sides, I mean the printed side of the fabric. Stitch down both sides that have the rick rack using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Turn right side out and press. This should allow the rick rack to just peak through on either side. This was a standard, regular sized rick rack. If you choose to use a smaller or jumbo rick rack, you will need to adjust it so that the right amount peaks through with the 1/4" seam allowance.
Place the fabric with the exterior fabric side up. Fold in both sides, so now you see the lining. Fold in so that the seams where the rick rack are seen are overlapping each other. Pin in place.
Stitch down both sides of the tissue holder using a 1/4" seam allowance. Trim edges with pinking shears or use a zig-zag stitch for finishing. Clip corners and turn right side out pressing out the corners.
The rick rack is entirely optional as well, but I think it adds a nice, vintage detail.
Once your tissue holder is complete, just fill with travel sized tissue packs with the plastic wrapper removed. I plan to make one of these to keep in each of my purses, one for the car, and maybe one for each of my kids. These really are the easiest thing to sew and make a very ordinary item such as tissues into something special and fun!Pin It