This is the solution to cat/toddler tp destruction: the toilet paper cozy.
It's been so popular around here, that several of our friends with felines have asked for one, and even great grandma enjoys her very own tp cozy.
Very simple to make. I made this one when I was just learning to sew about a year and a half ago, and has a few techniques that were useful to know when I began to make book tote bags.
For fabrics, I 've found that the outside should be a heavier fabric in order to keep the holder's shape as the tp gets pulled in and put back in and a lighter colour for the liner so the tp flakies don't show as bad.
I use a 1/2" seam allowance. The measurements here should easily fit a double roll. However, if you use swankier brand then I do that prides itself on thickness, I suggest enlarging the measurement by an inch or so.
To begin, cut:
one 16" x 8.5" of outside fabric
one 16" x 8.5" of lining fabric
one 7" x 5.5" of outside fabric
one 7" x 5.5" of lining fabric
(but don't be like me - iron your fabrics!)
Take the outside fabric and fold the larger piece along the longer side, wrong side out. Stitch sides to make a basic bag shape.
Fold over and press top raw edges of the two bags. Use a roll of toliet paper here to measure an appropriate depth.
Machine (or hand) baste the liner bag to the outside bag along folder corners (bottom to bottom) so they won't separate every time you pull out your tp.
Invert the outside bag around the lining and you have your tp cozy part. (Do not top-stitch the bags together yet.)
To sew the loop that attaches to your roll holder (bar?), align wrong sides together of the smaller pieces and stitch along the longer sides of the rectangle (to make a little tube). Turn inside out and press.The raw edges are to be tucked between the lining and outside bags. Pin the loop into place. While you're at it, pin the bags together at edges. Top stitch all around the outside of the bags.
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