Making your own tissue & holder
|April 12, 2009||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Crafts|
I was browsing on Etsy.com for some eco stuff for my home and came across a seller who makes tissues with a nice small pouch to hold them in. I almost bought it then realized I could make something similar (with the help of my partner because my sewing skills are rather limited).
This is a great way to minimize the use of kleenex! All I did, was cut squares (about 6X6inches and sew two of them together to make it thicker. I used a 100% unbleached cotton flannel fabric found on sale in a scrap bin for about $2. We turned the squares inside out, sewed 3 sides then turned it back to sew the last side. I then ironed them to make them nice and flat.
For the pouch, I just cut a rectancle from old vintage farbric, about 11X5″ or so, folded it inside out leaving a little bit of a piece on top so I can fold it over to place a snap. I sewed the sides, turned it back and will place a piece of velcro or snap so I can close it. Nothing fancy but it’s for me so it was good enough
I can fit about 4 folded tissues in the holder which is nice. Just keep that in your bag or purse, use them as needed then throw them in the wash when you’ve used them all up. So easy and better and softer than kleenex! I suggest using some type of flannel (bamboo, cotton) as it is soft on your nose.
If you have kids, these could also be used for wipes.
If you are interested in seeing the seller who makes these, here she is:
(she also makes a special kleenex box with reusable tissues for your bathroom! so cool!): http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23055494