Cold season is upon us, and if you're like most Long Islanders, you are either currently sneezing from the colds and flu going around, or will be sneezing soon due to hay fever. Instead of wasting money on individual pouches of ten or twenty tissues, why not buy tissues in bulk from a place like Costco, and stuff them into your homemade pouch? This is a great project for anyone who wants to be creative, or as a unique essential for a child's backpack.
- One piece of fabric for the outside (measure it 1" wider and 2" longer than the average tissue on the each side)
- One same-sized piece of fabric for the lining.
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine (optional)
Good fabrics to use are cotton, soft linens, and flannels.
Step 1: Measure out the fabric as directed above. It should be a rectangle.
Step 2: Align the squares on top of each other. The lining side should be facing you.
Step 3: Sew all sides, leaving a small gap on one side to turn it inside out. This is very similar to making a pillow.
Step 4: Turn the fabric inside out.
Step 5: With the exterior fabric facing upwards, fold the long sides inward so the fabric meets in the middle.
Step 6: Pin the short sides of the fabric down, leaving a 5/8" hem. Sew them closed using a running stitch. The gap that was present earlier should be sewn shut as a part of it.
Step 7: Turn the fabric inside out, so the cover material is now showing.
Step 8: Stuff with tissues and enjoy!
A good place to get fabric for this is one of the larger chain stores, which often sell remainders of bolts that measure less than one yard as "quilting squares". JoAnn'ss sells them, but so do many other places.