So… who likes a pretty bathroom? That may sound pretty silly, BUT true to our line "where practicality becomes beautiful", we believe lots of everyday, ordinary things should (and can) be beautiful. Why not a bathroom too? All that being said, here we are with another tutorial for you all. Give it a whirl and see what you think! Isn't the bathroom pretty after all?
Tank Set Tutorial
1:: Begin by using freezer or craft paper to trace around you toilet lid. Take off your tank lid and lay upside down on paper, tracing around it as well. Cut out shapes.
2:: After deciding on what fabrics you would like to use (scraps are great for this too!), patch 2 tops in random fashion. Now use the patterns you made in Step 1 and cut your patched tops to fit your toilet lid and tank lid.
3:: Cut piece of batting and one piece of solid or patterned backing (old sheeting works well) larger then patched pieces.
4:: Lay out– in this order– backing (right side down), batting, and patched piece (right side up) in a stack. Pin together. Quilt by hand or use fancy machine stitch to hold all your pieces together.
5:: Trim off extra backing. Zigzag around edge of both your tank lid top and your toilet lid top to secure all sides/pieces together.
6:: Next, measure around your toilet lid and tank lid separately.
7:: Cut strips of fabric 3 5/8" wide x distance around + 1/2" (for seam allowance) for both toilet lid and tank lid. Make sure your fabric matches or coordinates with the fabrics used in your patched tops (Step 2), since this will show!
8:: Sew the cut strips into a "necklace", using 1/4" seams.
9:: Pin your "necklace" (the one you cut for your toilet lid) to the top of your toilet lid patched cover, right sides together. Sew using 1/4" seams. Now do the same for your tank lid.
10:: Fit on lids to make sure all is coming out right!
11:: Make casing on both your patched lids by turning down 1". Pin and stitch, being sure you leave an opening for inserting elastic.
12:: Using measurements taken in Step 6, cut (for both your toilet lid and your tank lid) 2 2 1/2" strips for ruffles. We like to make our ruffles about double the measurement of the toilet and tank lids.
13:: Sew 2 ruffle strips together– hem on top and bottom. Run gathering stitch around top. Repeat for other ruffle.
14:: Mark lid covers in quarters. Mark ruffles in quarters. Pin ruffle to lid, matching quarters, with wrong side of ruffle facing right side of lid cover. Stitch right inside edge of lid.
15:: Insert elastic. (Measurement of lid around from Step 6. Our measurement was 48" and we cut our elastic at 34".) Close casing.
We used fabrics from the Darla collection (in pinks & reds) for this project!