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Free Sewing Pattern to Sew a Fabric Toilet Paper Roll Cover


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Sewing Instructions
An inside view of the construction involved to sew this free toilet tissue cover pattern.

An Inside View of Constructing This Toilet Paper Cover

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Fold the circle in half and in half again.
  • Finger press the folds and mark the folds at the edge in the 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Bring the shorter edges of the rectangle together and sew the side seam using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Apply a seam finish.
  • Press the seam as it was sewn and then to one side.
  • Fold the tube in half and in half again.
  • Finger press the folds on the top edge in the upper seam allowance area.
  • Mark the folds inside the 1/4" seam allowance area.
  • Sew a line of stitching 1/4" from the bottom edge.
  • Fold the fabric on the line of stitching, bringing the wrong sides of the fabric together and press.
  • Measure 1/2" from the fold and turn under again to enclose the raw edge.
  • Sew the hem in place, sewing as close to the upper folded edge as possible, leaving an opening to thread the elastic through.
  • Sew two rows of basting stitches along the top edge of the tube of fabric.
  • Place the right sides of the circle on the right side of the top of the tube of fabric.
  • Match the markings and pin them in place.
  • Use the rows of basting stitches to gather the fabric and evenly distribute the edge of the tube of fabric around the edge of the circle, aligning the edges.
  • Pin in place.
  • Sew the circle of fabric to the tube of fabric using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Press the seam allowance on to the circle of fabric.
  • Top stitch the seam allowance to the edge of the circle.
  • Using a safety pin or bodkin, thread the elastic through the casing in the bottom of the side section.
  • Over lap the ends of the elastic by 1" and sew them together.
  • Sew the opening closed.
  • Press well!

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