How to Sew an Extra Toilet Tissue Holder

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Running out of toilet tissue and having the replacement just out of reach is one of those minor frustrations that can seem major at the time. Storing extra rolls on top of the tank is unattractive and inconvenient. Making a hanging holder for those extra rolls is a convenient and attractive solution.

Things You'll Need

  • 7/8 yard cotton fabric
  • 7/8 yard fusible interfacing
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • 1 yard ribbon (1/2 inch wide)
  • Cut four strips of cotton fabric, 28 inches long and 7 inches wide. Place two strips right sides together and pin the short sides together on one end. Repeat with the remaining strips.

  • Using a 5/8 inch seam allowance, stitch across the pinned sides. Open the long strip and place it right-side down on the ironing board.

  • Cut the interfacing to match the fabric. Place the fusible side on the wrong side of one of the long strips. Iron the interfacing to the fabric.

  • Place the two long strips right sides together and pin the edges to hold them in place. Using a 5/8 inch seam allowance, stitch around the two long sides and one of the short ones.

  • Turn the piece right side out. Fold 5/8 inch of the open edge into the opening. Hand-stitch the opening closed.

  • Fold the strip in half and pin the edges to hold them in place. Measure 1 1/2 inches from the top, where the two edges meet, and draw a straight line across the strip with tailor’s chalk. Stitch along the line.

  • Measure 8 inches from the top and draw a line with the chalk. Measure 8 inches from that line and draw another line. Stitch along the lines to make three openings for toilet tissue rolls.

  • Thread the ribbon through the small opening at the top and tie it in a bow. Insert toilet tissue rolls in the openings and hang the ribbon on a small nail or push pin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Personalize this holder by adding rickrack, lace, buttons or other embellishments.

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