- 2 fabric rectangles: 4 1/2 x 18 inches each for the roll basket
- 2 strips of fabric: 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 each to hang the basket
- Stranded cotton to match fabric colours
Marking the fabric before cutting
Get your outside fabric and draw the rectangle on it with a lead pencil.
Do not cut the fabric yet though you could cut the inside fabric as it won’t be embroidered.
Choose matching colours with high contrast.
Embroider some elements in a symmetrical manner or as you see it fit. Both ways work very well. You can see an example of random embroidery on a fabric print in my eye mask tutorial. This time I chose to embroider around the patterns in a systematic way.
I recommend you choose thread that has enough colour contrast or the embroidery will not show through like in this case. Both photos, above and below have some embroidery in light grey but it is hard to see because the colour is very similar to the fabric’s grey.
Once the embroidery is done, cut the rectangles along the marked lines.
You can cut the strips 2 strips of fabric, 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 each, which will be used to hang the basket. Fold the strips in half and then fold each side to the middle again and iron as per picture below.
Top stitch the strips very close to the edge.
Now pin the strips on the edge of one rectangle as per photo leaving 1/4 inch allowance on each side.
Place both rectangles together with the strips in the middle.
Sew around three sides of the rectangle, including the side where we pinned the strips.
Use the open side to turn piece inside out.
Iron well. Place the end of each strip and pin inside the open side of the rectangle. Fold each side in about 1/4 inch to make an internal seam.
Top stitch all around the rectangle.
Now pin the narrow sides together as per photo.
The sparte toilet roll is finished!
Detail of holder.