Thursday, November 6, 2014

How to Make a Tissue Cover

I’m making some tissue covers to give as gifts. They are pretty simple to make and I use small pieces of fabric left from other projects.

Each tissue cover takes two pieces of fabric – one 6 inches by 6.5 inches and one 6 inches by 7.5 inches.  The larger piece will be the inside and will form the edge along the opening.

With right sides together, pin the two six inch sides together and stitch with about a quarter inch seam. The larger piece will have a bubble.  It can be stitched by hand or by machine. 

Turn right side out and try to make the larger part even on both sides – this makes the edging. Give a press with an iron or you can just finger press it if you don’t have an iron.

Fold the edges to the middle and pin.  You can measure if you want, but I just look at it to see that it’s even. Stitch along the sides with a quarter inch seam (I forgot to take a picture of this step).

Turn right side out and press again, if you want.  Add tissues.

I usually make a bunch of these at once.  I cut with the rotary cutter and stitch a string of them on the machine. Give it a try.


  1. I opened a one-day tissue-paper-cover-factory before Christmas a couple of years ago. These covers are always welcome gifts.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Oh this looks easy enough even for my rudimentary sewing skills! Thanks Pamela!

  3. Hello Pamela,

    thank you for this wonderfu tutorial.

    Greetings, Manuela

  4. Great tutorial. I'm going to try some of these myself.

  5. I love making these...your fabric is so very pretty for this.