Kleenex Purse Pouch

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"At-choo! At-choo! Bless you. Bless you." If I had a dollar for every time those sounds and words were uttered in my house, I'd be a rich woman. Allergy season has hit us with a vengeance, so we are constantly clamoring for a Kleenex. I've almost always got a stash of them at the house, but in my purse? Well, that's another story. If I do have some in the black-hole-of-a-purse that I carry, they usually get crumpled up or stuck at the bottom where all the crumbs and rogue pieces of gum are. After a particularly bad allergy experience recently, I made myself a Kleenex Purse Pouch to ensure that I (and my sneezy family) are never without Kleenex again.

There is nothing worse than being out at the soccer field rooting for your team when an allergy attack happens. September and October seem to be really difficult months for my family's allergies.

True story...Just a couple of weeks ago, we watched my daughter's soccer team beat another team. My husband had come over to see her game during his lunch break and as we were leaving he started sneezing up a storm. "Bless you, bless you. You need a tissue,"I said. "Do you have one?" he asked as he continued blasting out sneeze after sneeze. This started a frantic search by all family members as we could see the drippy evidence of this attack. Not a tissue or napkin was to be found, because someone had removed the packet of Kleenex I had had in my purse and there were none in my car either. Hubby went rummaging through his car looking for something with which to wipe his nose and the only thing he could come up with was dirty work shirt he had with him. Ummm, gross. It got the job done, but wouldn't it have been so much better if I would have had some Kleenex tucked safely in my purse?

To make these pouches, I started with 2 pieces of coordinating scrap fabric: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches for the main fabric and 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches for the lining. (This is actually the same Waverly fabric I have on my sofa pillows.)
With right sides together, sew the two 5 1/2 inch sides together on one end and then on the other end.
Turn right side out...

and press allowing the lining piece to act as a border for the main color.

Bring both sides to the center, overlapping by a about 1/4 inch. Pin in place and sew the sides up, making sure to reinforce the overlapping area.

Turn right side out and and it's ready to stuff with your Kleenex Pocket Pack! Sew easy! (Sorry, I had to do it.)

I even made one up for my daughter with some left over fabric from a Halloween bag I made her a couple of years ago. Not a moment too soon...we spent yesterday afternoon outside at my son's baseball games. It was beautiful and breezy...perfect allergy weather ;-) She brought her own Kleenex Purse Pouch with her in her backpack.
I was sew excited (sorry, I did it again) this week to see that Target was offering this sweet coupon (while supplies last) if you Buy a Kleenex 4pack, you get a free wallet pack (2-pk) or pocket pack (3-pk).
Great! Now I can have plenty of Kleenex in my stash at home and have some pocket packs for my purse! I might even sew up some of these purse pouches for gifts. They took hardly any time at all and used up some of my scrap fabric.
You know that misery loves company...Do you have any embarrassing allergy stories for me? Do you or your family suffer more in the spring or fall?

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  1. I used to make these many years and really liked them. Maybe I will get back at it. Thanks for the reminder!! Love your fabric!

  2. 'Sew' Creative ! ;) Give DoTerra Peppermint Oil a try for allergies!

  3. Great idea! I love these! You did a wonderful job.

  4. Love this!!! I am a novice seamstress...but your tutorial is so good I think even I could make these!!! Dropping by from Tweak it Tuesday.

  5. Lovely! The fabrics are pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Nici I love this! Makes me wish I could sew, but since it doesn't look too difficult, I pinned it for a day when I'm feeling particularly brave! I could use one for my handwipes too!

  7. I really love this idea! I'm one of those people that should keep Kleenex in their purse but doesn't as I found that I always ended up throwing it out as it would get wrecked. This might help! Thanks so much for the great idea, will be making one of these soon.
    Sharing on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest as I believe that I'm most likely not the only one who needs one of these.

  8. I love the pouch! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. Love this!! I was just thinking about this today and making one for my boogery toddler!!

  10. Ohhh these are so cute, and what a fun sewing project!!! I was just thinking that I need to take my sewing machine out again because it's been a while since I've used it and I miss sewing! This would be the perfect little sewing project!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  11. I am hoping that I don't need one of these this winter... but I am sure I will. They are so cute... they may even make great Christmas gifts!

  12. How cute and useful. Your tutorial is great for a non-seamstress like myself. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  13. Love this! Featuring it tomorrow at Work it Wednesday!

  14. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I will be featuring your Kleenex Pouches on The Sunday Favourites. Please feel free to stop by and grab a button. http://thequestionablehomesteader.com/sunday-favorites-2/


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