**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
I would like to share my method of making a facial tissue pocket. This tutorial will also show you how to create "faux" seam binding at the opening of the tissue pocket. It looks almost like the real thing, I promise, only way easier.
There are very simple pattern pieces involved. It requires as little as two pattern pieces, three if you'd like to create a yo-yo embellishment.
Please do not let the overwhelming amount of photos discourage you from attempting this project. I wanted to provide complete details in case a sewing novice would like to try this. I would estimate that this project can be put together in approximately 20-30 minutes from beginning to end, depending on your sewing expertise.
You will need two coordinating or contrasting fabrics to create this tissue pocket.
For the outside of your tissue pocket:
Cut a piece of fabric measuring 6-1/4" x 6-1/2". Because both of the pattern pieces are similar in size, mark the 6-1/4" side either by cutting a couple of small notches into the edge or by marking it with a pen. These markings will come in handy when attaching this piece to the lining.
For the lining:
Cut a piece of fabric measuring 6-1/4" x 7-1/2", notching or marking the 6-1/4" edge.
If you'd like to embellish your tissue pocket with a yo-yo, cut a 2" circle from the lining fabric.
Here are the fabrics that I have chosen. Each piece has been cut accordingly and notched on the 6-1/4" edge. I have also included a 2" fabric circle as I will be embellishing my tissue pocket with a yo-yo.
With right sides together, pin the outside fabric to the lining on the 6-1/4" edge. Be sure that you have placed the correct edges together by referring back to the notches or marks that you previously made.
Sew a 1/4" seam.
Pin opposite side in the same manner.
Sew a 1/4" seam.
With an iron, press both seams open.
Turn right side out. With lining side facing down, center the outside panel so that it is equally bordered by the lining on both sides; press flat with an iron.
With the lining side facing up, bring one side of the finished seam up toward the center. Pin in place approx. 1/8" over the center mark.
Fold the other side to the center, also overlapping 1/8" over the center mark.
We will be making a French Seam to encase all raw edges to keep them from fraying.
Sew a 1/4" seam from the raw edge on both sides.
Trim seams on both sides very close to the sewn edge.
Turn inside out (lining will now be on the outside)
Sew 1/4" seam on both sides.
This is what your tissue pocket will look like with both sides sewn.
Turn right side out.
I am sure that most of you know how to make a yo-yo so I am not going to demonstrate it here. Embellish your Fancy Facial Tissue Pocket with a yo-yo and a button and fill it with your favorite facial tissue.