You don't have to own a sewing machine, or even know how to sew to make this cute little tissue pouch. I first saw this "Hankie Holder" on http://www.MarthaStewart.com and then I tweaked Martha's a bit to fit my travel size pouch of tissues. Keep in mind if you visit her website, that Martha Stewart's "Hankie Holder" looks perfect, and Jana's "Tissue Pouch" looks handmade : )
This is a great back-to-school project for the kids. Felt is fun and comes in lots of colors http://HobbyLobby.com has felt in happy prints. Felt also lends itself well to hand sewing. You can get as creative as you want with this, or keep it basic and simple and knock a few out the night before school starts! So let's get started.
Here's what you need:
- 1 piece of felt
- Thread or embroidery floss
- Sewing needle with an eye large enough for thread or embroidery floss
- Pins (optional)
- Pinking shears
- Travel size tissues
Next you're going to measure and mark out a 6 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch square on the side of the felt that will be on the inside of the tissue pouch and never be seen. With the printed felt I used, the reverse side was blank - which made it easy. Then cut it out using your pinking shears.
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