Easy DIY Project: Bathroom Toilet Paper Cozy

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!tumblr_mao3y3aAbu1qh2ttzo4_1280

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!

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