I like to be tidy and organized, which (unfortunately) doesn’t show too much – but sometimes I do something to keep our things more tidy. Like this fabric toilet paper holder. Too long have we had toilet paper rolls lying wherever there was room. But no more! With a toilet paper holder that decorates, everything will be kept tidy (concerning TP that is). Hopefully I’ll get some other ideas as to how to organize and tidy up all my other stuff. Well – here’s a start. ;P
- A sewing machine
- An iron
- Fabric of your choice: 2 pcs of 83,5 cm x 10 cm or 1 pc of 166 cm x 10 cm.
- Measuring tape
- Tailoring chalk
- Bias tape: approximately 4 meters
- Pretty ribbon (I’ve used velour ribbon with a width of 1 cm): 60 cm
- Small bows made of thin sateen ribbon: 4 pcs.
The finished holder. :)
Here’s a picture of what I used. I’ve used taffeta fabric for my toilet paper holder. It’s nice and shiny, and doesn’t catch too much dust. :)
Now start by sewing the two pieces of fabric together by one of the short ends (if you’ve cut two), so you get one long one, measuring 166 cm x 10 cm. Seam allowance is 1 cm.
Cut the seam allowance to approximately 4-5 millimeters and zigzag the seam allowance.
Fold and iron your bias tape. This way it’ll be easier to sew on.
Sew the bias tape all around the fabric – don’t start at a corner, but somewhere on the long side.
The corners are the most tricky. When you come near a corner, set the needle down, and fold the corner and pin it. That way you can sew some nice corners.
Now fold your future toilet paper holder in half, like shown on the picture. Then make some marks, where the pockets should divide. Start measuringfrom the bottom (the folded end), and measure 19 cm up. mark and make a line. Go up 19 cm further, mark and make a line. You’ll have 4 pockets and 6,5 cm left at the top.
Pin and sew where you’ve drawn the lines.
Make a strap with your bias tape folded and sewn. 12 cm should do it.
Pin your strap between the fabric pieces at the top of you toilet paper holder, and sew. Just sew the entire length of the top, so the fabric pieces are sewn together as well.
Cut you pretty ribbon into 15 cm bits. The width of the tp holder plus some more, so you can fold the ends back.
Pin the ribbon on, where you’ve already sewn and make sure the ends fold neatly behind the toilet paper holder, so that when you’re sewing the fron, the ends will be sewn too.
Sew on each side of the ribbon (or in the middle of it, depending on the ribbon).
All you need to do now is to decorate it. I’m sewing on little bows made of thin sateen ribbon. It’s not much, but I think it’s cute.
And you’re DONE! :)
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Don’t forget to leave feedback, if you have any. ;P
kisses – Parnuuna