I have been unable to find a tutorial on the web to make these travel tissue covers the way I make them so here is a tutorial for you.
First you need to cut a 5 1/2” by 6 1/2” rectangle of your cover fabric and a 5 1/2” by 7 1/2” rectangle of your lining fabric.
The green is the lining and the stripe is the cover fabric. Next you will sew the lining to the cover, right sides together.
As you see, the lining is larger than the cover fabric. Next turn the tube right sides out and press like in the following photo. You will have approximately 1/4 inch of the lining showing on the top of the cover.
The next thing you will do is fold towards the center of the piece, like this.
and then fold the second side to the center.
Stitch a 1/4” seam along both short ends.
Turn inside out and get your package of travel tissues.
I remove the tissues from the packaging and just stuff them in the cover. First one side -
and then the other.
You are finished but if you want to do just a little more work you can box the corners before you turn it right side out. You fold the corners and stitch a little triangle. If you have made a purse, you have probably done this.
Here is what it looks like with all four corners sewn.
Turn right side out and put your tissues in. These are exactly the same size covers but the pink one has boxed corners and the green one doesn’t.
Either way works but I think the boxed corners make it look more professional.
Let me know if you have any questions and have fun making this quick and easy project for your friends.