When we were in the UK this summer visiting my nieces (four girls), one of them had a cute little fabric tissue holder. I thought, how sweet...and what a great practical thing to have. And it's small enough to use up those quilting cotton scraps (bonus).
So when Imogen received a birthday invitation requesting no gifts, I thought this would be a little special something. We put it into the card even.
Of course, I had to personalize it in my regular way. However, I folded the ends under and I found sometimes the pinking of the ends can just look messy after several washings.
I used the pre-packaged packets of tissues, just for convenience. But when they run out, you can just fold the tissue in there. I took the plastic packet cover off, so in hindsight, I really didn't need to purchase the pre-packaged packets after all! Remembering life is a journey, not a destination.
I made my own pattern, cutting a piece of cloth 6" x 15". Then folded in half right sides together, matching the short raw edges, stitching in 1/4" seam. Then pressed, turned right side out. Overlapped the short edges about 1/4", then stitched the raw edges, thus forming the pocket.
Here are a couple of photos of the one I saw in the UK.
The fabric I used is left over from Imogen's bedroom cushions, and was purchased at our local Prairie Chicks in Hague!