I don’t know about you, but when I was potty training my son I had lots of stuff sitting around the toilet to keep him entertained and also to reward him for a job well done. We have 3 bathrooms so I kept every one stock and ready for action. The upstairs bathrooms weren’t that big of a deal but it was a little embarrassing to explain to my friends why I had a bag of Cheerios and stickers in my bathroom (those with boys totally get this). So I came up with a solution I was able to use then and have now transformed into something we can still use. Using a Dollar Store table runner I made an easy organizer for my bathroom.
- Table runner, $1
- Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
- Toilet paper, on hand (for sizing)
Measure from the tip of the runner 36″ and mark. Draw a line across and cut. Fold raw edge over 1″ towards the back and secure with a zig zag stitch. A zig zag stitch will give you a stronger hold. Not a sewer? No problem. This is a great project to try Steam a Seam! Just watch your temperature when ironing on this material.
Using the remain section of table runner, wrap fabric in a single layer over a roll of toilet paper. This will give you a perfect template to know the size for your bottom pocket. I used this pocket for books, but now it’s also a perfect for our extra toilet paper rolls. Before you cut make sure you have allowed enough room to slide the rolls in and out as well as enough space to fold raw edge over before securing.
Center fabric in the middle of the runner. Depending on what you’re using the pocket for you can decide where to place it. Then secure with your chosen method, sewing or iron on adhesive. This will complete your bottom pocket.
I don’t like to waste anything so I used the other pointed end to make a pocket at the top of the runner for all the misc items such as the Cheerios and stickers. Now it make a perfect pocket for a magazine or those wonderful flushable wipes. To make the pocket fold top raw edge over and secure. Then with the other two side fold edge over (it should already be folded for you). Secure to runner leaving top open. You’re now ready to hang it on the wall.