Pocket Tissue Pack Cover · Tutorial

How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial


How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial

These pocket tissue pack covers are handy to have.  They save your tissues from getting tatty and shredded in your pocket or bag, and they make nice gifts.  They’re quick and easy to make.  So let’s get started…

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Quilting-weight cotton fabric for exterior and lining
  • Matching thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary cutting ruler
  • self-healing rotary cutting mat
  • wash-away marking pen or a pin
  • Clover Clips or pins
  • Sewing machine
  • scissors
  • iron/ironing board

Step 1: Cut the fabric

From the exterior fabric, cut a rectangle 5½ inches tall and 6½ inches wide.

  • If you are using fabric with a directional pattern, be aware that the 5½ inch side will be the length of the tissue cover.
  • If you want the pattern motifs to be symmetrical either side of the tissue cover opening and from end to end, ensure that the fabric motifs are placed symmetrically inside the 5 ½ x 6 ½ inch rectangle when you cut out.

From the lining fabric, cut a rectangle 5½ inches tall and 7½ inches wide.

Cut the fabric for the exterior and lining.

Step 2:  Sew the side seams

Lay the exterior fabric on top of the lining fabric, right sides together.  Match up the shorter 5½ inch sides and clip and sew them using a ¼ inch seam.

Sew the side seams.

Since the lining fabric is wider than the exterior fabric, you should now have a tube that looks like this:

Side seams sewn together

Step 3:  Press the side seams

While the fabric tube is still inside out, gently press each seam allowance so that the lining fabric is pressed towards the exterior fabric.  Then turn the tube right side out.

Press the seams towards the exterior fabric.

Step 4: Press  the edges of the tube

Press the edges of the cover so that a ¼ inch wide strip of the lining shows along each of the shorter sides of the exterior fabric.  Make sure that both the ¼ inch strips of lining are straight all the way along and that both are identical in width.

Press the side seams.

Step 5:  Sew the end seams

With the exterior fabric uppermost, on each of the longer sides, using a washable marking pen or pin, mark the exact centre, inside the seam allowance.

Mark the centre.

Fold one short side in towards the centre so that the edge is exactly at the mark.  Clip or pin in position.

Then fold the second short side in towards the centre so that it meets the first side.  Clip or pin in position. Make sure both sides are positioned centrally at the mark and that there is no gap between them.

Repeat on the other end.

Clip the fabric in position.

Sew both end seams with a ¼ inch seam.  Make sure you secure the ends of both seams by reverse stitching at each end of the seams.  I also like to make sure that the stitching is secure at the centre where both sides meet, because this is a stress-point. So stitch back and forth a couple of times at the centre.

Sew the end seams.
The end seams sewn

Step 6: Overstitch the raw seams (optional)

At this point you may overstitch the raw edges with a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine or overlock the edge.

Step 7:   Press and Turn

Turn the cover right side out, gently poke the corners out, and lightly press.

Turn right side out and press.

Take a pocket tissue pack, remove the wrapper, and insert the tissues into your new cover.


And that’s it! Job done.  Let me know if you have any questions.

And if you share this make on social media, please tag #cambridgestitches .

You can also find me on Instagram @CambridgeStitches

Thanks for reading!

Annabel x


3 thoughts on “How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial

  1. Thanks. It was so easy with your great directions. I can hardly stop making the ‘tissue covers. I live in a senior community and I’m going to give some out for Christmas. Thanks again, Edith


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