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Blow your nose in style

It has been a while since I wrote a sewing tutorial or blog post. With what has been happening around I lost my sewjo for a while and was able to do only hand stitching.

I decided to write a tutorial for a simple pocket tissue holder, something we all need. It accommodates a standard size pack of tissues or Kleenex and it would easily fit in your handbag or pocket. It would also make a nice gift for any occasion.

And as most of my projects it needs some scraps (or leftover pieces of fabric) and very quick to make.

You will need

1 fabric piece 6 x 7 inches

1 fabric piece 6 x 8 1/2 inches

1 piece of fusible interfacing 5 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

Seam allowances are 1/4 inch.

1. Iron fusible interfacing to the wrong side of smaller piece according to the manufacturer´s instructions

2. Place the fabric pieces right sides together and sew along the short edges.

3. Turn the piece right side out and iron in the way shown below. Note, that the short edges have binding (small arrow). Fold the long sides in half and iron just right next to the edge. These small marks (big arrow) help to align the piece correctly at the next stage.

4. Use the ironed marks as a guide to match with the middle of the binding.

Now fold the other side with binding in the way that binding edges match on both sides. Use a clip to hold in place.

5. Stitch along the short edges, securing the seam in the beginning and end, triple stitch the binding area (going back and forth).

6. Trim the corners, zig zag or serge the edges.

7. Turn the pouch right side out, push the corners and iron. Ta-da!

Happy stitching and stay well!

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