Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather with Cutouts}}

It’s cold/flu season.  (Hasn’t hit you yet?  Come on over……we’ll share with you!


It’s the time of year when you blow your nose for days, wondering how your body produces so much……uhhhh…….stuff.  So, at our house, there’s a tissue boxes in every bedroom, in the kitchen, out in the car, atop end tables…….everywhere.    In fact, last week, I put one of those square boxes of tissues in my purse before leaving for church because my nose wouldn’t stop producing……..stuff.  Ack!  I didn’t have one of those small tissue packets because whenever I drop one of those in my purse, it ends up getting mangled and dirty and all the tissues fall out.  But let me tell you……a huge box in my purse proved to be pretty annoying too.


So I fixed that right up!


And now my purse will always have some tissues ready for me, a child, or someone else in need……all wrapped up in a sturdy little mangle-proof case.


With the sweetest little heart cutouts…….which kinda make me excited to need a tissue!

Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather/Vinyl with Cutouts}} --- Make It and Love It




And because you make this with leather (or faux leather, aka: vinyl), the sewing is very minimal.

 Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather/Vinyl with Cutouts}} --- Make It and Love It





If you skipped the cutouts, you would only need a seam at each end…….yep, pretty minimal.  (But tough it out and cut some shapes/letters out.  They are cuter than cute!)

 Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather/Vinyl with Cutouts}} --- Make It and Love It





And tissue retrieval is simple.

 Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather/Vinyl with Cutouts}} --- Make It and Love It





Buy a few packs of mini tissues…….and start placing them in your new holder before tossing them in your purse, glove box, or backpack. 

No more mangled tissue packs!

Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather/Vinyl with Cutouts}} --- Make It and Love It



Want to make one too??



These instructions were created to fit standard mini tissue packages, which are about 4 x 2 x 1 inches.


To make this tissue holder, you can use real leather or faux leather (which is actually vinyl).  Both will work great!


Cut a piece of leather that is a 6.5 x 6.5 inch square.




Fold it around your tissue to be sure it fits around your tissue package.




Then use paper to cut out any shape you want (letters would be fun too!) and then place them on your leather, making sure they fit just how you’d like them.  Keep the cutout placement more narrow than the actual width of the tissue package, so that they don’t get too close the sewn edge.




Then trace around your paper templates.




And then cut out your shapes.




Next, place a strip of fabric behind the cutouts, making sure that it’s at least a half inch or so larger, around all cutout edges.  Sew around each of your cutouts, nice and close to the edges.




Then, trim off any excess fabric, about a 1/4 inch away from the sewn edges.  Also, be sure that none of the fabric edges can be seen from the “right” side of the leather.




Next, fold the two edges of the leather square towards the center, meeting exactly in the middle.  Then overlap the cutout edge over the other edge, by about 1/8 of an inch.  (This will help the opening stay closed after the tissues are placed inside.)  Sew the two ends closed, about 1/2 an inch from each end.  (I added two seams right next to each other for strength and stability.  The seam closer to the hearts is 1/2 an inch from the end, the other seam is about 1/8 of an inch from the first one.)




Cut the excess leather off both ends…




…then, insert your tissue package inside.




Ready for this sneezy weather!







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29 Responses to “Mini Tissue Holder {{Leather with Cutouts}}”
  1. 1
    Kris Call says:

    So Cute!!! I think I will make several of these to have on hand in case I need something to fill out a gift bag etc. :) Thanks!!

  2. 2
    Allison says:

    This is so cute and easy! Who’d thought tissues could be wrapped up so cute!

  3. 3
    Jennyfer says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this :-)

  4. 4
    Laura says:

    Cute! I have seen these made of fabric, but like this sturdier version better. Another great idea is to use an old mint tin (like Altoids). Which you could doll up a million different ways as well. :)

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  6. 6

    Love it ! Cute and easy!!

  7. 7
    Keneena Fanning says:

    That’s awesome – I’m pinning and making these….

  8. 8
    Myrna Hammack says:

    Thanks for allowing me to join. Love the tissue holder. I saw it this afternoon and went straight Fabric Store. Bought me some leather. Yea it was on sell.

  9. 9
    Chelsey says:

    Brilliant! Just brilliant! I love how you come up with this stuff! Now make one that keeps me from losing chapstick in my purse/backpack/pockets… with the ability to to have a “find” button! :D

  10. 10
    Wendy says:

    Ive made these before but I’m excited to make one using leather :) Very cute

  11. 11
    Lisa H says:

    I made one this weekend using faux leather. It was my first time sewing on faux leather and I was having issues with sewing around the cutouts (I also did hearts). I ended up just sewing a square around the hearts instead. Any tips or recommendations? I did use a heaver duty needle, and after a little research it looks like I should lengthen the stitch and maybe lower my tension dial to a 3. Did you use a different foot?

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    Lisa says:

    Awesome idea, and those cut-outs are so cute!