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