It’s been downright dreary around here with the weather. Dark, cold and damp.
Emphasis on damp—I was up at 4 am last Saturday digging a trench in the pouring rain so water didn’t flood our back bedroom! To get to my sewing studio (which is in my backyard) I have to put on galoshes and make my way through the “lake” that is now my backyard. My efforts were worth it though—our little house stayed snug & dry and I have made good use of those waterproof boots that I thought I’d only wear once on a trip to Lake Tahoe last winter and I’m so grateful.
And yet, steel grey skies aren’t all that bad—considering they drive me toward quieter things like making chili or luxuriating in putting a log in our fire place in the middle of the day or making time for indoor activities like tackling my ever-growing basket of fabric scraps! It seems like a crime to throw away all that prettiness in the scrap basket—so I came up with this cute easy-to-sew tissue holder to use them up. Something little (yet bright) for a dark winter day!
Not only are these great because they give new life to scraps but they’re also quick to make. You can likely make one up in 15-30 minutes. It’s the perfect sewing project for a rainy day and you can whip up a batch of them so you have last-minute gifts on hand.
Materials to make a Pocket Tissue Holder:
- Sewing machine (I used my BERNINA 380)
- Iron and ironing board
- Fabric – For a stack of folded pocket tissue that’s 4″ x 2.25″ x 1″
- Main outside fabric: 6″ x 7″
- Trim fabric (for opening): two pieces cut on the bias 7″ x .75″
Instructions to make a Pocket Tissue Holder:
*Note: all seam allowances are 3/8″.
1. Cut your fabric. For the bias strips fold the fabric diagonally before you cut.