Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tissue Purse Pack Tutorial

With sneezin' season nearly upon us these little packs make perfect 'just because' gifts.

From your feature fabric cut one piece 5.5 inches x 6.5 inches. This will be the outside of your purse pack.

From your coordinating fabric cut one piece 5.5 inches x 7.5 inches. This will be the lining and binding.

With right sides together stitch a 1/4 inch seam across each of the shorter ends.

It won't lie flat, obviously, because the lining is longer than the outside fabric. This is OK.

Press both seams in the direction of the outside fabric.

Then turn the fabric 'cylinder' right side out and press flat, taking care that the bound ends are approximately equal in width.

Press a crease down the centre.

Fold back and pin the bound edges, aligning the edges with the creased line.

Stitch across the ends. As with all these steps, I find it's easiest (if you're making a whole batch of these - and who wouldn't?) to chain sew the purse packs. Assembly line sewing is so much smoother than doing them one by one. That way you save on getting up and down all the time to go to the ironing board.

I like to trim off the ends before zig zagging so I don't have too many random threads sticking out.

Of course, if you're lucky enough to have an over locker this step will be a piece of cake for you.

Turn the purse pack right side out and poke the corners out.

Insert a pack of tissues, and you're done! 

If you're giving these as gifts or selling them at a fete they look really pretty wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon.


  1. How easy are those! Shall definitely try to make some.

  2. Great tutorial, Di. So easy and straightforward; might have to make me a couple of these.

  3. That is a great gift idea!! Thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial. Love the golfball fabric!!

  4. So simple! Thanks for the great tute. I think I will be making some. I just found your blog tonight through Instagram. Nice to meet you!

  5. Thanks for the tutorial; I can see tissue packs in my future!

  6. i've just made 13 of these. So simple... now to find some packets of tissues to go in them. the ones I had on hand open at the end not along the middle. Ooops


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