Jennifer’s Fabric Focus ~ Pocket Tissue Pack

on December 2 | in Products, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 33 Comments

Jennifer from JCasa *handmade is back with another cute tutorial perfect for the Handmade Holiday gift-giving season. Her free Pocket Tissue Pack Tutorial PDF shows you how to create three versions of tissue holders, and features geometric shapes & bright colors of the playful Zoo Menagerie collection from Free Spirit. (How about slipping a little gift card inside? Wouldn’t that be a nice surprise?)

Jennifer joins us every month to share a free tutorial featuring a new collection in our shop. Take a look at some of her previous projects: Fall Lines Reversible Table Runner, Flip Side Pillow, Aflutter Headbands, Patchwork Notebooks, Quilted Snack Set, Leisurely Dress Pattern, Undaunted Summer Top Pattern & No-Sew Fabric Wall Art.

Visit JCasa *handmade and Jennifer’s shop for more so much more. Jennifer has many free tutorials on her site, and lots of beautiful patterns to purchase as well!

Hello Sew,Mama,Sew friends!
What with the holidays approaching, and a handmade gift list that seems to be growing with each passing day, I thought it would be nice to put together one of my favorite last-minute gifts for teachers and friends of my kiddos – a Pocket Tissue Pack. You’ve likely seen them here there and everywhere, and so I was surprised to discover that Sew,Mama,Sew did not have a dedicated tutorial of their own… until now! I’ve put together a Pocket Tissue Pack Tutorial PDF for you guys with step-by-step instructions on how to make 3 versions of tissue holders.

For this month’s fabric focus, I chose to work with four whimsical prints from the Zoo Menagerie collection by Eleanor Grosch for Free Spirit Fabrics. Let me tell you, it was hard to narrow it down – they are all super cute!

Sew,Mama,Sew sent me ¼ yard each of the four prints I chose – Tiger Stripe Multi, Bouncy Balls Purple, Animal Stripe Green, Blossom Green, as well as some of the Natural Essex Linen/Cotton for contrast and lining. And with that bit of fabric, I was able to stitch up 15 tissue holders – and there is still fabric leftover for more. Just imagine what you could do with a fat quarter pack!

As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s project and whip up a bunch of tissue holders for gifts this season. If you make anything with Zoo Menagerie from Free Spirit, or using any of our free patterns and tutorials, please show off your creations in the Sew,Mama,Sew! photo pool. Enjoy and happy making! xoxo

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33 Responses to Jennifer’s Fabric Focus ~ Pocket Tissue Pack

  1. Hippieness says:

    These were a huge hit at Christmas with my family!

  2. Kris says:

    I can’t get the pdf either! Please help – I think these would be awesome to make with my daughter who is a new sewer!

  3. Brenda says:

    adorable! i can’t wait to make these with all my extra fabric.

  4. Peggy says:

    Is anyone else having trouble downloading this PDF? I can’t get it to open up.

    Freezing in Florida

  5. Christine says:

    I love the 3 different styles. Maybe a few for Christmas?

  6. Christa says:

    I love these! Can’t wait to try this tutorial!

  7. nicole says:

    I love these and I found that they are a perfect project for reusing all of the pretty hakies I have collected- a hankie turned tissue holder. If I was better at laundry I would probably use the actually hankie, but, alas.

  8. Janelle says:

    CUTER and sturdier than the plastic wrap ones I buy at the store. I might make some just to make my life less hectic when I find the plastic pack torn apart at the bottom of a diaper bag or backpack.

  9. ~helena~ says:

    I love makng these they make great gifts all year.

  10. SewLindaAnn says:

    I was planning on making a bunch of tissue holders for gifts and I like your style better! Much more modern and fun than the ones with binding. Thanks!

  11. Sherri S. says:

    Cute…and love the fabrics!

  12. Katrina says:

    I love the prints you used

  13. Andi says:

    This is seriously awesome! I was wondering what I could make for some small gifts and these are perfect. I just noticed that an 8-pack of travel tissues at my local store is less than two dollars and little pockets to hold them is genius! Thank you.

  14. jen says:

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Love Love Love, I will be making these. Great project, thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!

  15. Krista says:

    Oh, i am such a dork. Never mind. I just realized that if you leave the opening for turnIng on a long side, it closes itself when you stitch the sides down. Blush.

  16. Lucie says:

    What a great and green idea!

  17. Susan says:

    Awesome! I need some small gifts for ladies and this will be perfect!

  18. Kate says:

    A use for my left over fabric…..hoorah!!

  19. Rochelle says:

    This would be a great teacher gift!

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  21. Texana says:

    Those are just too cute!

  22. Jasmeen says:

    The fabrics are so cute.

  23. Em says:

    I love these and made them a few years ago for EVERYONE on my list. They were a hit! I’m glad there’s a tutorial for them here now!

  24. Seanna Lea says:

    Very cool. I love little projects, especially at this time of year!

  25. Cherie says:

    Great idea, love the fabric choices.

  26. Claire says:

    I’ve made these before. They are amazing!

  27. Krystina says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  28. patricia says:

    These are super. Thank you x 1m.

  29. Wendy says:

    Can’t wait to use my leftover scraps from all of my Handmade for the Holidays projects!

  30. colleen says:

    Thanks – these are adorable and useful!

  31. So cute, and so much prettier than then plastic baggie currently residing in my diaper bag 🙂

  32. This is now on my holiday to do list!

  33. Genevieve says:

    Those are awesome. 🙂

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