I was being kind of silly this morning and decided that the upstairs bathroom needed a toilet paper tissue cover. I have an Octopus crocheted cover for the downstairs bathroom and was thinking about trying to sew a fleece one. But then I found some of my fluffy lamb-ish fabric and decided that a sheep might be in order.
Would you like to learn how to make him?
– Some simple sewing (can be made by hand)
Super fast project. I made this guy in 20 minutes and that included cutting out the pieces and photographing the steps along the way.
– White fleece 0.5 metre (If you can find the lamb-ish fleece, that’s the ticket! If not, white fleece will do just fine)
-googly eyes (or fleece or felt or buttons to make the eyes)
– scraps of black fleece
– hot glue gun and glue sticks (or you can sew all the pieces on which would make the lamb much easier to wash
– a full roll of toilet paper to use as a template
Grab a full roll of your favourite toilet paper. Place it down on your white fleece. Trace around it leaving about a half inch (1cm) for sewing allowance. Cut around this circle that you just made.
Measure around the toilet paper. Mine measured about 16.5 inches. Also measure the height of the roll (I think standard is 4 inches). Then cut a rectangle with those dimensions plus 0.5 inches (1cm). My rectangle came out to be 17 by 4.5 inches.
Fold the long rectangle in half matching the short ends and sew them together.
Sew the top (circular piece onto the rectangular piece). Since we’re working with fleece, it should stretch to fit if your cutting isn’t exactly perfect. Turn it right side out and try it on your toilet paper roll to make sure it fits. You can trim the bottom if it turned out to be a little long at this point.Step Five:
Cut four pieces of black felt in a half circle sort of pattern for the feet. If you’d like to make the feet a little more sturdy, you can cut 8, sew them together along the U and turn right side out. I find that one piece of fleece is enough for the feet especially if your lamb is going to perch on top of the toilet lid. You don’t want too much bulk on there.
Organize the feet along the bottom and pin on the inside. I used the seam from the rectangle as the back of the cover and arranged accordingly. Sew them in place so that they stick out like feet. I actually zig zagged the entire bottom capturing the feet in while I went. Since we are working with fleece, we don’t really need to finish any of the edges, but I thought the zig zag would help the cover not to stretch out too much after repeatedly putting a new roll in him.
Cut an oval out of black fleece and two ears in sort of a long U shape. Sew or glue them in place for the face. Glue on the googly eyes or sew on felt or buttons.
Voila! A cute little Lamb Toilet Paper Cover!
He likes to peek over the top of the toilet seat. For girls this isn’t a problem. I’ve been told by the boys in my house that sometimes the lamb is watching them pee and it’s weird. Oh well… I could always move him to another spot in the bathroom.
A note about washing (and you’ll probably want to wash him a lot because he sits in the bathroom all day and night!): If you’ve used hot glue, then run this guy through the washer – it shouldn’t hurt. But make sure not to place him in the dry cycle. It will melt the glue. Better to lay this guy out and air dry. 🙂As always, you are free to sell the Lambs you have made from this tutorial. I’d love a link to tawnybee.com in your listings. Please don’t sell this tutorial. It’s definitely not done by a professional and is meant to be a fun FREE project for anyone who wants to give it a go!
If you happen to try this one out and would like to share your Lamb project, I’d love to see them. You can reach by by email tawny(at)tawnybee(dot)com. You can also share on my Facebook Page or Flickr Group. 😀