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4/25/12

DIY Car Tissue-Pack Holder

Ahh Spring is in the air.. Ahh choo! I am one of those lucky people who suffer from allergies; so keeping a tissue nearby is essential, but it seems like there is never a tissue in the car when I need it. Since my husband is on vacation this week and we're taking a short road trip, I thought this would be a great time to ditch the bulky Kleenex box and try my hand at making a tiny car tissue holder.  


Materials
  • Scrap fabric
  • 3x5" tissue packet
  • Velcro

First I measured my car visor, to determine the length of the straps. Mine was 14" around, so my straps are 4" x 7" (14" - 6" = 8" / 2= 4" + 3" extra = 7")

I cut three 4" x 6" rectangles along with  four  4" x 7" rectangles for the straps

With right sides together, pin two strap pieces together and sew edges using a 1/2" seam, leaving one end open. Repeat with the remaining strap pieces and turn straps right side out. 


With wrong side of fabric up fold over 1 1/2" on the long edge and press. Do this to only two of the three 4" x 6" rectangles. 

Take the third rectangle and lay it down, right side up. Pin both open ends of the straps to the center of the rectangle. If your straps are longer than 6", pin under. 


With right sides facedown, place the first two rectangles on top and overlap the folded edges 1/2" and pin.


Secure everything with pins and sew together using a 1/4" seam. Make sure not to sew the long edges of the straps, otherwise you'll have a pocket :)


Turn right side out, add Velcro to the strap ends, insert tissue packet through opening and secure around visor. VoilĂ  a cute tissue-pack holder for the car!


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6 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I've never found a good place to put tissues in the car, but thismight work!

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    1. Hi Wendy! I have one on the driver's- and passenger's-side visor, so tissues are always within reach. I love that they take up hardly any space!

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  2. This is great! Thanks for linking it up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!!

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  3. Very Cool!! We are getting ready for a road trip here at the end of the month so I better get on making one. Thanks for the tip! Following you now too :)

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    1. I hope you have a fun trip and thank you so much for following :)

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