Last minute teacher’s present? An easy diy tutorial for you…

‘Tis the season of winter colds and teacher’s gifts. So here is an easy and quick DIY tutorial for you that combines the two. I have kept it very very simple…

How about making Tissue covers?
For those packs of Kleenex you keep in your handbag. You can hand sew or use the machine, it is up to you!
Perfect for using up scraps of fabric too…..

You will need:
A pack of mini tissues (I buy the multi packs from the supermarket at this time of year)
Scraps of fabrics, piece of paper, scissors or rota blade, any trims are optional.

To make:
1. Mark and cut out a rectangular template from a sheet of paper or card measuring 10 x 15cms.

2. Use this to cut out 4 pieces of fabric, (they dont all have to be the same fabric)

3. Place two of the pieces back to back or ‘wrong sides together’ these will be the lining and the base.

4. fold the remaining pieces each in half as shown above.

5. Lay the folded pieces on top of the rectangles.

Top tip: The folded top of your covers should be laying face down, so they will be the right way up when you turn right side out!

6. Sew all the way around the edge, trim corners, turn right side out and press.

Fill with tissues…and gift away!

Any questions? please ask about anything you are not sure of and I will answer in the comments. Do let me know if you make any?


Ps I kept the blue daisy one for myself!



  1. 21st December 2015 / 8:40 pm

    great idea!

  2. 17th December 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Just made two up- brilliantly simple and effective and took no time at all. Thanks so much. Will try and put them up on my blog in next couple of days and if OK with you will link to this page for the tutorial? X

    • 17th December 2015 / 5:43 pm

      Oh wow amazing, cant wait to see!
      More than happy for you to link up, use a photo too if you want?
      bestest wishes
      d x

  3. 17th December 2015 / 3:47 pm

    These are great Daisy, so simple. I shall be making some. Thanks for the tutorial. CT :o)

    • 17th December 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Its so nice when someone actually likes a tutorial let alone wants to make it too! thanks for youe lovely comments
      bestest d x

  4. 17th December 2015 / 11:12 am

    This is genius and right in the nick of time. School finishes tomorrow. At 8.45 this morning, my 5 year old announces he simply HAS to give a gift to his FAVOURITE teaching assistant. I've spent weeks crocheting gifts for the other teachers and TA's, and this is the first time I've heard of this teacher. Daisy, you have some to the rescue. Tonight, I'll be making her one of these. Everybody's happy 🙂 Thankyou x

    • 17th December 2015 / 5:41 pm

      Ahhh thank you so much Rachel thats sooo good to hear and they really are quick..enjoy
      D xx

  5. 17th December 2015 / 7:27 am

    Such a clever idea … And so sweet. I love the birds one – I have a Sorbetto in that fabric. I think I am going to make a couple today – My hand is hurting from hand sewing ties!

    • 17th December 2015 / 5:38 pm

      Oh ties such a fab idea too, one for my 'to do' list…let me know if you do make them love to see! xx

  6. 16th December 2015 / 7:25 pm

    I made these with my sewing class when they first started so that they could take something home straight away after threading up their machines and having their first whizz along. They look fab. Jo x

    • 16th December 2015 / 10:07 pm

      Good for you they are so easy aren't they?

  7. 16th December 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Super…and super simple too. I reckon even I could knock a few of these up.
    Thanks for sharing. x

    • 16th December 2015 / 6:58 pm

      Hi Fiona, you really could you know? and excellent stocking fillers too!
      Best xxx

  8. 16th December 2015 / 2:15 pm

    An excellent thing to make for yourself apart from anything else! I always end up with scrappy tissues in my bag, this would be much better! xx

    • 16th December 2015 / 6:56 pm

      Haha thanks Amy me too, why do you think I kept one?? Xxxx