The construction of this is simple……let me show you.
Measure the circumference of your standard toilet paper rolls. Everyone’s will probably be a little different and I know every household has their preferred brand……so measure around your typical brand. Then, double that number and add 6 inches. So, if your toilet paper is 15 inches around, double that, add 6 inches to that……..and you have 36 inches. Then measure the width of your roll (while it’s laying on its side) and add 2 inches to that. So if your roll is 4.25 inches wide, add 2 inches to that…..and you have 6.25 inches.
Then cut two pieces of fabric with that measurement…….and in my case 36 x 6.5 inches.
If you’re using upholstery type fabric that’s a little thicker…..you won’t need to stiffen it up with interfacing. But if you’ve chosen a lighter weight cotton fabric, iron some interfacing to the “wrong” side of the fabric, to help thicken it up.
Then, place your two strips together, with right sides together, and sew all the way around……using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving an opening along one end.
The opening should be about 4 inches or so, to be able to turn the tube right side out.
Then snip off all 4 corners, making sure not to clip through the threads.
Turn the tube right side out (poking out the corners with your scissors, a knitting needle, etc.), and iron flat. Fold the edges of the opening towards the inside, a 1/2 inch. Iron flat.
Top stitch around the very edge of your rectangle shape, finishing it off nicely.
Cut 2 long strips of fabric that are 26 x 1 inch. Fold in half lengthwise and iron flat.
Open up and fold the raw edges in toward the inside, lining up the edges with the fold. Iron flat.
Sew shut, nice and close to the edge. Repeat with the other strip.
Fold your rectangle piece in half and the lift up the top edge just a bit. Fold your two strips in half……place one on the left and one on the right side of the lining side of your rectangle piece (about a 1/2 inch down), with the folded end pointing down. Pin them in place about a 1/4 inch from the right and left edges.
Fold the other half of the rectangle piece back down, lining up the edges. Sew the top edges shut with 2 parallel seams, about a 1/4 inch apart.
Then, sew another seam in the exact middle of the remaining portion of the holder, dividing the space for your toilet paper rolls.
Again, create 2 parallel lines, a 1/4 inch apart.
Place knots at the ends of each of the 4 ties.
And that’s it!!
Hope that helps your bathroom storage problems!