I was looking for a possibility to always make sure we have enough tissue paper around when hiking or traveling with the little one. Thus, I soon learned that, of course, there is something that I can sew: A tissue bag. Hooray! But because I hate it when things get lost in the depths of our bags or end up falling down and getting dirty, I made a “Tissue Bag To Go”. To do so, I simply added a ribbon with a carabiner that in turn I securely attached to the backpack of my son. No more digging around for tissue paper…
This time, I didn’t come up with a tutorial and credit goes to two other ladies. First of all, Frau Zuckerschnut from the same-named website Frau Zuckerschnut. I used her tutorial about how to sew a tissue bag (you can download a pdf from her website here). The tutorial is only in German, though, but it is very detailed and contains lots of pictures. It should be doable without understanding the text. And if you still need the one or other translation, I would love to help. 🙂 The second lady I want and need to credit is Martina from Martina’s Bastelstube. In her TaTüTa post she attached cute little faces to standard tissue bags; an idea that I just loved!
As the bag from Frau Zuckerschnut is optimal for the size of tissues we have in Germany, I adapted the size to my needs and made the bag somewhat smaller. In my opinion it’s now perfect for stuffing it full with up to two hands full of these facial tissues that everyone in North America buys in boxes. With respect to the faces, I made the nose more three-dimensional by squeezing some stuffing material below the nose while sewing it on. It came out just too cute. You can download a sewing pattern for this smaller tissue bag as well as for the faces that I made HERE (please click on the link).
In total I made five bags as a thank-you gift for my son’s teachers, when he left the baby room (back in early 2014). One is already finished in the picture below.
And here are all of them. Aren’t they just cute and make you smile?
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