There has been a commercial on television that keeps telling us to "respect the roll"... Personally, the toilet tissue cover they offer to "respect the roll" does not appeal to me and doesn't go with my decor... but I do agree that the spare roll looks much better under cover so I decided to see what I could come up with in my favorite medium... fabric!
Now that I will have two bathrooms, I decided to design two different patterns. One toilet tissue cover has gathered sides and an elastic casing bottom that securely stays on the roll. The other toilet paper cover has straight sides with piping around the top circle. Using interfacing allows the straight side cover to stand on its own, similar to the way a box would cover the roll. Covering all of the types of tissue that we use, keeps them clean and helps prevent germs and all kinds of nasty things.