A few years ago Grace made fabric Kleenex pocket packs for all her friends and relatives, so this seemed like a good time to resurrect that craft and make pocket packs for all her college friends too. These are perfect for carrying in a backpack, and keeping your Kleenex neat.
When Grace made the Kleenex pocket packs a few years ago I was not involved in the process at all. My mom taught her how to make them, and Grace did all the work. So this was the perfect chance for Grace to teach her sister and I how to make them. It turns out they are very, very simple, and take no time at all to make.
We simply cut out two pieces of fabric, each 6 inches wide by 7 inches long.
One fabric is the lining, and one is cover fabric. We used white for a lining and variety of different fun prints for the cover. Then we pinned the two pieces of fabric right sides together, and sewed around the entire edge, leaving a few inches unsewn for turning the fabric. We used the edge of the presser foot as our seam width guide.
Then we trimmed the corners to make them less bulky and turned the piece right side out. We used a pencil to poke out the corners so they were nice and square.
Then we ironed the piece, and folded it in half lengthwise, with right sides together and the lining fabric on top.
We sewed up the sides, and turned the piece right side out, using the pencil to poke out the corners again. The result is a handy little pouch, the perfect size for holding a pocket pack of Kleenex.
It took us less than 30 minutes to make three of the pouches, since it really is a very simple pattern. Then we put together a gift basket with lots of necessities for a cold. We included Kleenex, cough drops, nasal decongestant, cold medicine, Vitamin C, and even chicken soup!Â It was a fun family project, and I know that Grace’s friends will appreciate the care package with college starting back up next week. This was a great activity for spending time with my daughters during the wind down of the holidays, and kept us in the gift giving spirit.