Monday, January 14, 2013

Achoo: Tissue Cozy Tutorial

Flu season is here and the gloom and doomers are predicting a bad one.  Boston has already declared a public health emergency but so far we're all still healthy.  Even without the flu, sniffles are a fact of life this time of year.  I love having these cute little cozies to keep my tissues from getting scrunched up and gross in my purse.  It's been a while since I did a tutorial so I thought I'd share my process.  These are super quick and easy to whip up and a great stash buster.

Cut the following:
(1) 6" x 8" for inside (chevron)
(1)  6" x 6" for outside (argyle)

Seam allowance 1/4"

 With right sides together, sew the short sides along the top and bottom.  There will be a bubble of fabric in the middle since one piece is longer than the other.

 Turn right side out.  Press seam allowances toward the outside fabric.  Center the tube so the inside fabric is evenly distributed.

Fold in half lengthwise to find the center.  Bring the left side over so the folded edge is on the center line. 

 Bring the right side over so that the seam is on the center line. The two sides will overlap by about 1/4".

 Sew along both ends.  Finish the raw edges with a zigzag to make it neat if you like.

Turn your new tissue cozy right side out and smile:-)  Gesundheit!


  1. That cozy will be sure to make anyone smile with how bright and cheery it is, even if you are under the weather! I can see these making great gifts.

  2. So cute! Thanks for the tute -- I have a few friends this would be PERFECT for.

  3. So cute! I can't believe how well you get your patterns to line up... Le sigh... I will never be you...

  4. Oh, I love this! Might almost make me look forward to my next cold!

  5. Great instructions and a lovely project for this flu season.

  6. What kind of tissues are you putting in there ??

    1. I get the Kleenex travel packs. The usually come in 6 pack.

  7. Thank you! found your tutorial on Pinterest and it's lovely!!!! Shared a link on my blog today. Thanks again for making it easy for me. =)