The official page is found here which outlines the rules of the competition, links and prizes.
To kick start the competition I will be presenting a simple tutorial on how to make a self lined roll cover. I am sure there are other ways to make a cover but I find this the easiest for me.
|I can find a place for Tula anywhere in my house.|
- One lonely and naked toilet roll
- Fat eight fabric (22" x 9")
- 2 - 6" x 6" square fabric for top
- Freezer Paper / Template plastic
- Fusible web
- Fancy Trim / embellishments / fusible web, embroidery floss
(There are many sizes of rolls available. Therefore, I will show generic cutting instructions for this tutorial)
- Measure the circumference of the roll and add 1". This will be the width.
- Measure the height of the roll and add 1/4"
- Cut a piece of fabric using the measured width x double the height.
The circumference of my roll was 14 1/2" so I added 1" to make a final measurement of 15 1/2".
The height of the roll was 4" so I added 1/4" for seam allowance. I doubled the height measurement so my piece will be 15 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Press the piece in half lengthwise
- On the bottom half of the right side of the fabric add your embellishments. Remember to leave at least 1/4" free around the edges so the seam allowance is not bulky.
- Fold piece in half with right sides together and sew 1/4" around the three unfinished sides leaving 3" gap.
- Trim bulk from corners.
- Turn piece inside out.
- Using a stiletto or other pointy tool, push out seams and corners and press.
- Close up gap by folding seams inward 1/4" and slip stitching the opening.
- To close roll cover, slip stitch the two ends together.
|Make tiny stitches through all layers.|
- Place the roll on a piece of freezer paper or template plastic. Trace around to make template.
|I used my 5" circle template|
- Cut out template
- Place the 2 x 6" squares right side together.
- Place template on back of one 6" square
- Trace around template.
- Using a smaller stitch ( circles right side together ) sew on trace line.
- Cut around trace line adding 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance.
- Separate the 2 circles by pinching the backing fabric and make a small incision of 1 1/2".
- Turn the circle inside out.
- Using a stiletto or other pointy tool, push out seams and press.
- Close up the gap in the back of the circle by appliquéing a piece of fabric over it. I used fusible web to add a piece. There is no need to sew edges.
|Hint:You could appliqué this piece and make it the right side.|
Finishing the roll cover
- Fold the circle into quarters and finger press to give you four registration marks. Do the same for the base.
- With right sides together, slip stitch using tiny stitches, the top to the base remembering to match the four registration marks.
But wait .... there is more .....
Winner are : Trace R, Tracee and Rhonda G
The lovely people at Aurifil have given me some sample packs to giveaway. To help me promote this competition, I would really appreciate it if you could Blog, tweet, FB, etc about this event. Please leave a comment on this post saying you have spread the word and I will pick 3 winners next Tuesday to receive a pack of Aurifil threads.