Knotty Travel Tissue

Tissue Pic

Project 21, the Travel Tissue Holder, is found on page 24 in the Fast, Fun, and More Gifty book. One of our¬†favorites, this can be sewn up SO fast and is possible to make many in an afternoon if you get an efficient process set up (one took me 15 minutes!). This is always a great idea for stocking stuffers, guild gifts, quilt group gifts, or any occasion gift. This holder is made from the Somer’s Garden collection. I love the colors!

To begin, cut two 4″ squares and three 4″ x 5-3/4″ pieces.

Fold and press: two 4″ squares and two 4″x 5-3/4″ rectangles. Lay the pressed pieces out as shown with the folded sides facing to the center and the raw edges facing outward.

Lay one side piece on the base rectangle first. Then lay the lower piece on next. The raw edges should all be facing the perimeter.

Lay the third piece on top of the second piece.

Lay the forth piece on and tuck the right end under the first piece.

Sew a 1/4″ all the way around the perimeter.

Almost done!!!

Turn your tissue holder right side out…

Fill with travel tissue size Kleenex and you’re ready to give it away!!!¬† Wahoo! What a great and quick last minute gift!




  1. Sue - October 21, 2013

    Looks awesome Mari

  2. Alisha - October 21, 2013

    Nice job, Mari! It looks so simple that I think I could even do it.

  3. Laraine - October 21, 2013

    This and some chicken noodle soup would be a great little get well gift too!

  4. Barb - October 21, 2013

    Very easy and cute, thanks!

  5. Diane Palmiter - October 21, 2013

    Cute! I just made one from five different dotty fabrics!

  6. Carole - October 21, 2013

    Whoa! Stocking Stuffers!! Party Favors!, perfect for Bridal and Baby Showers!!

  7. Fredricka Brown - October 21, 2013

    Great project for young hands!! Love it.

  8. shannon - October 21, 2013

    love it AND the new fabrics!

  9. Teri - October 21, 2013

    Great quick & easy gift.

  10. Debbie Rogowski - October 21, 2013

    I love this, much cuter than the old style of tissue holders. And the fabrics make it shine!!

  11. Joy Gross - October 22, 2013

    Cute Mari! Love the fabric choice

  12. Ann - October 23, 2013

    Thanks for the tutorial…what a simple and cute idea!

  13. Diana - October 23, 2013

    Love the new fabric line!

  14. Cathy - November 13, 2013

    Ooo! Perfect for a Bunco night prize!

  15. Sallie - November 14, 2013

    Been looking for something like this – thank you!!

  16. Great Job Mari! - October 11, 2015

    Been looking for this for a long time

    • Mari - October 12, 2015

      So happy you found this! Thanks for posting!!!

  17. Stephanie - December 12, 2016

    Very cute and could be a clever way to use seasonal or holiday scraps. Thanks so much and all the best during the holidays!

  18. Kathy Potts - December 12, 2016

    I made over a dozen of these last year for Christmas gifts….quick, easy, and the recipients loved them. And I even made one for myself to keep in the car. Merry Christmas to you and all the staff at CT!!

  19. Anita Martin Harris - October 2, 2017

    The hardest thing about these is cutting out the pattern. And that’s not hard. Yep, these are going to be Christmas gifts for my co-workers. These are all over Pinterest, but, like yours Mari, they look so nice if you press as you go along!