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Tissue Pouch

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2010

This felt-fashioned tissue holder helps you counter those winter sniffles with style. It's a Good Thing.

Tools and Materials
Template for pouch design (Frenchie dog, African violet flower, rose or sycamore tree)
Scissors
Iron
Steam-a-Seam double-faced iron-on adhesive (sheet or roll)
Felt
Tape
Roll of 1/4-inch-wide Steam-a-Seam double-faced iron-on adhesive



Tissue Pouch How-To
1. To create an iron-on design for your pouch, print the template of your chosen design (Frenchie dog, African violet flower, rose or sycamore tree). Roughly trim excess paper from around the design.

2. Cut a piece of fusible web to size of trimmed template. Iron fusible web onto a piece of felt, and let cool.

3. Tape template onto paper side of felt/fusible web piece. Cut out shape.

4. To make the tissue pouch, cut a 6-by-7-inch piece of felt or ultrasuede. Iron strips of 1/4-inch-wide Steam-a-Seam adhesive to both 7-inch edges.

5. With adhesive strips facing up, fold one 6-inch side 1 1/2 inches in toward center and press in place. Fold the other 6-inch side 2 inches toward center, overlapping the first side, and press in place.

6. Press iron-on decoration onto front of pouch.

Resources
Felt available from Magic Cabin. All other tools and materials available at sewing or crafts stores.

Get more floral pattern templates.

Comments (8)

  • 15 Dec, 2010

    So cute! I should make a manlier one for my boyfriend, he constantly has allergies. I can make one of these for myself so I can always have tissues for him!

  • 30 Mar, 2010

    Mahjongger: You can reduce the template on a copy machine. Many of the templates on the website are multi-use templates and need to be enlarged or reduced to a size appropriate to the project for which it's currently being utilized.

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    Angie -- you make the pouch first, then tuck in the packet of tissues. The packet will fit snugly. I've made 2 of these and they're adorable! Watch Martha's video of this craft. What she does is a little different -- and simpler -- than the directions, like making the Frenchie applique into an iron-on.

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    It would be nice to see a pattern for the newer designers tissues as well - one brand called Sniffs - are packaged so they don't pop up and would do better with a end flap closure instead. I love the Sniffs because they're pretty and much more durable than regular tissues (more napkin strength - they can even be used for picknic napkins.

  • 11 Mar, 2010

    It would be nice to see a pattern for the newer designers tissues as well - one brand called Sniffs - are packaged so they don't pop up and would do better with a end flap closure instead. I love the Sniffs because they're pretty and much more durable than regular tissues (more napkin strength - they can even be used for picknic napkins.

  • 6 Mar, 2010

    they sell the little packs of tissue in the store, they come wrapped in plastic and are small enough to fit in this

  • 23 Feb, 2010

    ok do you put the tissue in before u put it together ? and how would u get more tissue in there when it needs to refill it ?

  • 22 Feb, 2010

    Just love the designs! However the Sycamore Tree prints out at a 112% and takes up an 8.5 X 11 sheet.I did try to reduce the size but it still printed at 112%. Please correct this template size since it is unusable. Thank you!
    PS- the Frenchie dog needs reduction also.