I love a handmade gift and at this time of year when the kids are finishing up at school it can be hard to find something quick to make but useful for teachers and teachers assistants.

These little pouches are super quick and easy to make and make great sellers at table sales and craft airs too.

Why not batch make a few and keep them in your gift draw for those last minute gift ideas.

You can watch a video tutorial to create them on our YouTube channel but here are the written instructions:

Materials needed:

  • 6.5″ x 6.5″ square of fabric
  • 7″ x 2″ strips of coordinating fabric for binding (cut 2)
  • Sewing thread
  • Pack of pocket tissues

Instructions:

  1. Press both binding strips wrong sides together lengthways and pin the raw edges to opposite raw edges of your fabric square
  2. Stitch in place using a 1/4 inch seam allowance
  3. Cut back the sea allowance by half
  4. Press seam allowances up towards the binding and then press the binding over and top stitch close to the folded edge
  5. Trim off excess binding
  6. Finger press the fabric in half
  7. Open back out and bring bound edges into the press line wrong sides together
  8. Clip in place so the binding edges are touching
  9. Stitch both open sides with a 1/8 inch seam allowance
  10. Turn in the wrong way and poke the corners out.  Press with steam
  11. Sew both edges again using a 1/4 inch seam allowance (french seam)
  12. Turn in the right way, poke out the corners and press
  13. Insert a pack of pocket tissues

Stand back and admire your finished article.

If you use this tutorial please share pictures with us via our social media channels, we would love to see your makes.

You are welcome to sell items made from this tutorial but please do credit us if you use our pattern.

We have linked the full video tutorial below.

Happy sewing.