I thought initially that this tutorial would be better during the winter months, but with allergy season in full swing, tissue pouches are great any time of year! They are so easy to make as well. You can whip one up in less than half an hour (probably closer to 15 minutes!).
The main tutorial will show how pouch A was made. Steps for pouch B and C are included at the end of the main tutorial.
What you’ll need:
-one 6” x 7.5” piece pattern fabric
-one 6” x 7.5” piece fabric for the lining
-one 6” x 7.5” heavyweight fusible interfacing
-For pouch A: two 6” pieces ribbon.
-For pouch B: one doily.
-For pouch C: two 1” x 12” strips knit, that have been sewed with a basting stitch, and stitches pulled to create two ruffles.
Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the lining fabric.
Take your outer fabric and place the two 6” strips of ribbon onto the 6” sides of the fabric.
Take your interfaced lining and place the right sides of the lining and outer fabric together, making sure to have the ribbon still in place along the 6” edges.
Sew the two 6” sides together through all layers with a 1/4” seam.
Turn right side out and topstitch along both sides with the ribbon.
Take one of the sides with the ribbon and fold in to the middle of the fabric. Repeat with other side.
Stitch a 1/4” seam. Maybe straighter than mine:).
Clip corners and turn. All done! SO simple!
For pouch B, sew the doily onto the outer fabric before doing anything.
Sew the interfaced lining on the same way as pouch A in step three. Turn and topstitch along the 6” edges. Finish with steps five through seven.
For pouch C, take your two ruffled knit strips and place along the two 6” sides of outer fabric. Sew along the basting stitches on the strips, onto the outer fabric.
Fold the ruffle over for the next part.
Sew on the interfaced lining with right sides of outer and lining together, making sure not to catch the ruffles.
Topstitch the same way as step four, making sure to fold back the ruffle so you don’t catch it. Finish by using steps five through seven!