Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cloth Tissue Holder

 This is a complete cloth tissue holder for you purse, tote, or whatever.  When ever I am without a  tissue, I will always need one.  I created this pattern myself.  I am making a pile of these, (say 25) to use as small gifts around Christmas Time. 
 First you start with a 6" x 27" strip of cotton or cotton/poly cloth.  You can make 3 of these from a fat quarter, which is what I used.  Small prints seem to work best.  Fold it in half so that the 6" ends are together.  Sew the 2 edges together.
 Press the seam open, off to a side.  You want this seam to be hidden inside the holder.
 Using a friction pen or friction highlighter, mark a space 3/4 inch to 1 inch wide space in very center and on each side of the holder.
 Sew a line 1/4 inch from the edge and between the two marks.  I promise there is a method to my madness.  Snip the ends of the sewn line.  Do this tow both side of the holder.
 Turn the holder right sides out and press.  You will have a little dip on each side.
 Fold each end toward the center, stopping at the start of the dip.
 Straight pin them in place.
 Sew the 1/4 inch seam along each edge.  That is a total of 4 seams.
 Snip the corners of each seam and if you want trim those seams down to 1/8 inch.
 Fold the seams side into the center of the holder and use a pointed something ( used my scissors) to pock out the corners.
 Press and fold in half.
 Now how to put them to use.  You don't have to buy any fancy tissues for this holder.  Take a tissue from a tissue box and lay it out flat.
 Fold it in 1/3's.
 Fold 9 more so that you have a total of 10 folded tissues.  Make 2 piles of 5 each.
Tuck one pile into each side of the folder. 
Now fold it in half again.  It is now ready to put in your purse, brief case or whatever.  When you have used up all the tissues it will only take a minute or so to refill.  Enjoy!

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