Monday, September 22, 2014

Fabric Toilet Paper Holder

Today something new and useful: fabric toilet paper holder. Love it!

Good idea to store toilet paper and don´t worry about the roll being “almost gone” and forgetting to balance another roll on top of the old roll or stacking a few rolls on the back of the toilet.  Just make sure the holder is always filled……and you’re always prepared.

No more shouting.... "can somebody get me some Toilet Paper?!?!" while caught in the middle of your, ahem, "business".

The holder can be attached by a few ties or just a tie (like the one I show you), right to your current dispenser, just below the current roll of paper.

Try it: step by step

You will need:

  • Two rectangles of fabric: one for the exterior and one for the lining. Measurement: measure the circumference of your roll. Then double that number and add 6 inches. Then measure the width of your roll and add 2 inches. In my case: circumference is 25" and the width is 4 1/4" so my final piece measurement is: 31"x 5 1/4"
  • Depending on your fabric you will need to use an interfacing that will be ironed to the wrong side of the exterior panel. Cut one piece of interfacing too.
  • For the tie you will need a 1" stripe the long you need. In my case I used one stripe: 1"x18"
Let´s start!

Fist of all, apply interfacing to the wrong side of the exterior panel.

Place both panels right sides together and stitch all the way around using a 1/2" seam allowance leaving an opening along one end for turning. The opening should be about 4" to turn the tube right side out.

Clip all four corners:

Turn the tube right side out and iron flat. Fold the edges of the opening towards the inside, a 1/2 ". Iron flat.

Top stitch around the very edge of the rectangle, finishing off nicely.

Tie: fold the stripe in half lengthwise and iron flat.

Open up and fold the raw edges in toward the inside, lining up the edges with the fold. Iron flat. Similar to create a bias tape.

Top stitch nice and close to the edge.

Fold your rectangle piece in half and the lift up the top edge just a bit. Place one tie end on the left and the other on the right side of the lining side of your rectangle piece (about a 1/2 inch down). Pin them in place about a 1/4 inch from the right and left edges.
Fold the other half of the rectangle piece back down, lining up the edges. Sew the top edges shut with 2 parallel seams, about a 1/4 inch apart.

Then, sew another seam in the exact middle of the remaining portion of the holder, dividing the space for your toilet paper rolls.

And that´s all!! so easy!!

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