Red Sox toilet paper cover
December 25th, 2008 by Dawn

When Steve first asked for a toilet paper cover (you know, that covers the spare roll that sits on the back of the toilet?), I didn’t take him very seriously. I did start one, thinking it would be a funny surprise. He had specified a “manly” cover, as though there’s such a thing as a manly way to cover your toilet paper, so I decided to crochet the body out of crochet thread and then cross stitch a Boston Red Sox logo on it. Unfortunately, it turned out that even with such fine crochet it didn’t make for a very fine cross stitch canvas. I couldn’t fit the logo on in sufficient detail for it to look nice. So I forgot about the project.

Then, shortly before Christmas, it came up again. I realized he was really hoping and expecting to get this toilet paper roll cover. So I packed up my crochet materials for my trip to Maryland to visit my family and worked like mad while I was down there. I re-created the body of the cover, getting a little closer to the exactly correct dimensions, and then cast about for a way to decorate it.

Thinking it might be possible to buy a Red Sox appliqué, my mother and I visited a sports store and a craft store on Christmas Eve. The sports store didn’t even have a Red Sox hat (it was Maryland) and the crafts store didn’t have sports logos, but we bought a bunch of letters and stars and what sports motif appliqués we could find and all collaborated on the best layout so that Steve could have a merry Christmas with his toilet paper cover.

I’m happy to say that he really liked it. Here are front and back views.

Now he wants a Caribbean themed one for the guest bathroom. Oh so manly.

3 Responses  
  • prinnie writes:
    March 25th, 2009 at 3:19 am

    This is really cute… sorry, “manly”. My parents just asked me to make a toilet paper cover for them and I think the one you made is great; not tacky like the doll head popping out of the roll.
    Anyway, I’m wondering how you applied the appliques. Did you sew them on, or did you iron them on? They look great!
    Did you end up making the Caribbean one? I’d love to see a photo of that!

  • Dawn Alguard writes:
    March 25th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Those are iron on appliques. I wasn’t sure how well they’d work but they took better than I expected. The Caribbean one is coming (shhh!).

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