I am generally not a big fan of a toilet paper cozy. I never understood the purpose of my grandma’s crochet toilet paper cozy when I was a kid. However, as much as I love all of our big pine trees, they make a mess that drives me crazy. The pine needles get everywhere, including coming through the bathroom vent and into the bathroom. I keep a spare roll of toilet paper near the toilet, and do not appreciate it getting covered with pieces of pine needles while it sits unused.
I decided to cave in and make a toilet paper cozy to keep the fresh roll nice and clean. As an added bonus, it will match the tissue box cover that I made a while back from an Amy Butler pattern. 🙂 The cozy was quite simple to make….
1. I measured the diameter of the rolls that I used, and cut out a circle in that size with an extra quarter inch for seam allowance. I cut it using my circular rotary cutter, and made sure that the fabric was well ironed prior to cutting.
2. I calculated the circumference of the circle, and again added in about a quarter inch to each side for seam allowance. This measurement is for the rectangle that I cut out. The height of the toilet paper roll (plus extra for seam allowance) made up the other measurement of the rectangle.
3. Once I had my two fabric pieces cut, I ironed them onto some fusible interfacing for stability, and then trimmed around the excess.
4. I pinned the rectangle around the edge of the circle, insides facing out.
5. Next I pinned the seams of the rectangle together, and then along the bottom hemline.
6. I sewed it all together along the pin lines.
7. Once I finished sewing all of the seams and the hem, I just turned it right-side out, and put it to work in the bathroom!
On a side note…This bathroom is painted, but is waiting for my husband to have a chance to install the chair rail and new base board trim. We had an issue with the shower leaking, so the trim project got postponed for a while. Once that is completed, this bathroom makeover will be unveiled!