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In The Hoop Tissue Holders

created by Bonnie Tatro

We all know how we love those easy-to-make “In The Hoop” projects and Bonnie has created another one for us!  This holder for the personal-sized tissue packs will quickly become a favorite to stitch out!  It uses only three pieces of fabric, 5×7 inches in size!

Now is the time to pull out all of those small pieces of fabric leftover from other projects and start making these tissue holders!  Make enough for stocking stuffers and to have as a sure-sell at craft shows!

Bonnie has included nine designs for this project, enough to suit any need!
Please read through instructions and prepare your fabric before
starting project.


Embroidery Thread of your choice
Tear‐away or wash‐away stabilizer
Fabric of your choice – I used a light weight cotton fabric
Cut 3 5×7 pieces of fabric for each case.
Take 2 of the pieces and fold in half along the 7” side and press with wrong sides
together. Each piece will be 2 ½” x 7” after folding.
CC – Stands for Color Change
I suggest using thread the same color as fabric for CCs 1 – 2 and the last CC of
each design.

Hoop stabilizer and place hoop on machine
Stitch out the first CC.

Step 2
Take your long pieces of fabric and lay folded edge along the center stitched line
in the hoop, laying one down at a time and having them meet in the middle on
the line.
See pictures below.


Next stitch CC 2 – this will tack down the 2 pieces and hold them in place, then
continue with stitching the design.
After stitching design take the other 5×7 piece of fabric and lay (right side down)
over top of hoop then stitch last CC; this will stitch the 2 pieces together.


When finished remove from hoop, clip all the bobbin jump threads, remove your
stabilizer from fabric and then turn right side out and press.
Now add your package of tissues and you’re done.

You can see the set online here.

tc1 tc2

tc3 tc4

tc5 tc6

tc7 tc8


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29 Responses to In The Hoop Tissue Holders

  1. JoAnn says:

    This is such a good idea. Those small tissue packs seem to come apart in my purse and now they will be protected. Great idea for a gift for any occasion. Thaank you so much for the prodject.

  2. Mariana says:

    Love it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    nice can’t wait to try some. scc

  4. Sue Foster says:

    Great job Bonnie, we aren’t greedy but now we want more purse items to match this set! Instructions are good easy to follow…

  5. Vickie says:

    These are ADORABLE, and seem to be so easy to make! I can’t wait to get started on them!

  6. Linda says:

    Love the butterflies especially. I’ll probably try it ,too. thanks for the photos.

  7. pcteddyb says:

    Thanks so much for these new designs! I have been wanting to make tissue holders but just did not find the right ITH project to do them. These look like they will be easy and really great!

  8. Frances says:


  9. Yoya says:

    These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a wonderful idea and a great gift for all those ladies on our list of friends. Even great gifts for a party as favors for both young and old.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Cathy says:

    Thanks Bonnie, a picture is worth a thousand words.

  11. JoAnn says:

    My small tissue pkgs are always falling apart. This sounds like a great solution and so attractive. I cannot wait too try it!

  12. Jewell says:

    They are so sweet looking, one always needs to carry kleenex, great way to keeo them clean.

  13. Betty says:

    How lovely and simple, and yet I couldn’t work it out so simply. Thank you so much.
    Hope to get started on some later today. xxx

  14. Barbara says:

    Thank you Bonnie, love these, will make great gifts.

  15. jeanette says:

    Bonnie, thank you for the easy instructions I bought the design(someplace else) and they were very hard to make these seam so easy can’t wait to try one.

  16. Pam says:

    Love these. I made a bunch up for my daughters wedding this past December. Everyone loved them especially the moms, and grandmothers. I put the kids names and wedding date on them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Bellabetty says:

    Just made one! Stitched out perfectly but wasnt too happy with the opening as it was gaping. Did another one but decided to overlap the front openings by 2cm and moved the design nearer to the border – Voila! worked very well – so happy with it and am planning to make many more 2morrow – thank you for the lovely project 🙂

  18. Pat H says:

    Bonnie, thanks for these patterns! However, there’s a slight problem with pattern #3. The design on the left side is too close to the fold of the fabric and needs to be shifted over a bit.
    I fixed it with SEU for my machine, but I thought you’d want to know so you could update the pattern.

  19. Sissy says:

    How would you do these if you only have a 4×4
    I would love to do one but only have the 4×4

  20. pcteddyb says:

    I did like Bellabetty – I overlapped the opening by just a bit and I liked it much better. I used a faux micro-suede like fabric and I put a light iron-on interface on the back side of the two folded pieces and it make it more “firm” which I liked better too. Really appreciate this design – we are household of allergy sufferers!


    These sew out out quick & easy thanks a million !!!

  22. rob says:

    Sissy: I just checked – the “design” for the front of the holders is less than 4″. I am thinking you could just cut your fabric as Bonnie directed. Hoop your stabilizer and then the two pieces as directed. Stitch the designs on each side (top pieces).. Then…remove from the hoop. Next – you can do one of two things:

    1) Put the last piece of fabric on top of the two with designs.. wrong sides together and satin stitch around the edges with your regular sewing machine
    2) Put RIGHT sides together and stitch around the outer edges with your regular sewing machine and then turn them.

    OK, one thing I did NOT count on was the outside stitching not allowing you to send the design to your machine with a 4 x 4 hoop. Hmmmm…….

    However, I did check all of the designs in the set. #s 3 and 8 are too big for the 4 x 4 and #s 2 and 7 are REALLY close. Not 100% sure if they will fit.

    hmm..I guess I am going to have to try this… lol


  23. cattywumps says:

    Thank you for this wonderful gift.I can not wait to try it. It seems to be an easy fast project even I can do.Directions very good.

  24. Bonnie says:

    For those of you that only have a 4×4 hoop, I am working on a set with directions for embroidering on machine and finishing on your sewing machine.

  25. berrycrafty says:

    These are wonderful. They will definitely be in a lot of Christmas stockings this year. Thank you.

  26. kay says:

    looking for wedding favors for the girls and grooms mon looks like I have a winner here
    got a while to make them so might include the new trinket bags also

  27. Tracie Lane says:

    Thank u for this design and pattern My step Mom passed away in May and I have saved her silk PJ’s and made my female relatives and her close friends this tissue holders as a tribute to her she is a special Lady to us all !!!

  28. Connie says:

    Absolutely fantastic!

  29. Gerry Murphy Mack says:

    July 25, 2012
    I made three of the number seven designs out of one fat quarter.
    I cut the first two to size not paying attention to how I was cutting the material. I cut the remaining fabric a bit smaller than the required amount. By carefully watching how I placed the fabric on the CC lines I managed to make the third cover.
    Three tissues covers can be cut from one fat quarter if you cut the fabric 5 inches (across) by 6 1/2 or 6 3/4 inches down.
    Pretty items make quick gifts. Thank you.

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