wikiHow to Make a Tissue Pouch

Making your own tissue pouches has its benefits. When the cold season is coming, you can make sure each family member has his or her own personalized tissue pouch. You can also make pouches that match the d├ęcor of your home or car's interiors, rather than shopping for one with the right colors and patterns. And, this makes a wonderful craft project for children and adults alike.


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    Use a tissue to measure out your fabric. Cut a rectangle of about 2 inches (5.1 cm) wider than the tissue (1 inch on each side) and 3 times the height of the tissue, with a couple of more inches of allowance.
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    Cut a second square of fabric. One to be used for the lining and the other for the cover.
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    Place the fabric squares on top of each other so that the wrong side of each fabric is facing out. Sew along the edges, leaving a small gap, or opening on one side.
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    Pull the fabric inside out through the small gap so that the right side of the fabric is now facing out. Lay it down with the cover fabric facing upwards.
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    Fold the two sides of the fabric inwards so that the edges meet in the middle. Pin along the edges.
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    Sew along the edges, and in doing so, sew up the gap you left earlier.
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    Fold the pouch inside out again and fill it with tissues.


  • While adults can do the cutting and stitching, a small child can feel that they are contributing by allowing them to pull the fabric inside out, or to place the tissue on top of the fabric.
  • You can add straps to fit around the visor in your car, and voila! You'll never lose your tissue box in the car again!
  • To make it fit individualized small tissue packs, change the measurements once again, and follow the same directions.
  • Embroidery work, sequins and other decorations can also be added to further decorate and personalize your tissue pouch.
  • You can make this to fit a small rectangular box of tissues also. Just measure the box instead of the tissues.
  • you can decorate it and see that the hole should be enough because if it is too small then tissue will not come out, if it is too big the pouch will tear out.


  • Small children should be supervised by an adult at all times. An underage child should not use sewing scissors or sewing machine unless approved and watched by an adult.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissues or Tissue box
  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread

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