Ah-Choo! Tissue Holder

Having a cold or allergy is no fun, and keeping tissues handy is a welcome relief to those with annoying sniffles. This clever tissue holder fits a personal size tissue pack and the swivel latch hook keeps it handy in your purse, backpack or on your key-ring.

Designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog

Finished Size of Project: 3 ½” x 5 ¼” (8.89cm x 13.36cm)


Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread to match

Scraps of five coordinating prints, or 1/8 yd (11.43cm) each (shown: Kaffe Fassett Collective prints)

Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Swivel Latch hook, 1” (2.54cm)

1 ½” x 2” (3.81cm x 5.08cm) scrap of fusible interfacing


From each of three prints, cut:

            1 rectangle, 4” x 5 3/4” (10.16cm x 14.61cm), for sides and back

From each of the two remaining prints, cut:

1 square, 4” (10.16cm), for ends

From any one print, cut:

1 rectangle, 1 ½” x 2” (3.81cm x 5.08cm), for tab


Seams are ¼” (.64cm).

Preparing the Tissue Holder Front

  1. Select one of the 4” x 5 3/4” (10.16cm x 14.61cm) rectangle for the tissue holder back and set aside.
  2. Fold and press the remaining 4” x 5 3/4” (10.16cm x 14.61cm) rectangles in half lengthwise, wrong sides together forming double strips 2” x 5 3/4” (5.08cm x 14.61cm).
  3. Fold and press each 4” (10.16cm) square in half, wrong sides together.
  4. Lay out the folded pieces on the table surface with the pressed folds toward the center and weave them together as shown. 
  5. Baste the outer edges together a scant ¼” (.64cm) from the cut edges.

Assemble the Tab

  1. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric tab piece.
  2. Fold both long edges to the center of the tab wrong side and press. Topstitch the folded edges.
  3. Thread the tab through the swivel latch loop and baste the raw ends together. Baste the tab cut end to the tissue holder front end corner, just over ¼” (.64cm) from the edge.

Assembling the Tissue Holder

  1. Place the tissue holder front and back rectangles right sides together, aligning the raw edges and having the swivel latch tab between.
  2. Stitch around the outer edges of the holder. Zigzag the seam allowances together.
  3. Turn the holder right side out and fill with a tissue pack.

Click here to download instructions.

One thought on “Ah-Choo! Tissue Holder

  1. Linda Hickman Reply

    What a great idea. I made the tissue holders before, but using the tab and ring is a really good way to keep it from getting lost at the bottom of my purse. Thanks

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