When in crisis, this perfect homemade substitute will be a solid number two option to make the most of your resources. With zero waste, mild effort and maximum reward, you’ll never have to run to the store in fear of not being able to buy toilet paper ever again!
- Rotary Cutter or Scissors
- Straight Edge
- Cutting Mat
- All-Purpose Thread
- Optional: Snaps
- Assemble your supplies
- Cut out squares to the dimension of your choosing (Standard size is a 4.5” square)
- With the wrong sides facing together (rights sides facing out), start a straight stitch along all four sides of your squares.
- Note: it is recommended to trim ¼” away from seam to finish edge as this will yield a soft edge that can withstand multiple washes
- In an ideal world, a serger is recommended, but at the cost of more thread; a running straight stitch by hand is also acceptable
- Optional enhancement: Sew-on-snaps can be applied ¼” away from the seam in the center of both ends of your square to connect squares on a single roll.
Now you’re ready to use, launder and then re-use again for a cost-effective answer to this global crisis! You’ll never have to run to the store in fear of not being able to buy toilet paper ever again!
I’ve been caught by not reading through directions before!
I love the snaps part!
Got me to thinking – what did people do before tp.? (or the sears roebuck catalogue, for those of us old enough to remember that use) Good joke, but seriously, it would beat *hand jive*.
Love the TP! I actually thought – are they serious! Great AF joke!
Im just gonna say alot of people use it. It is called Family Cloth. Its the same concept of cloth diapers.
Wow!! That was HILARIOUS! I can’t stop laughing!!!
This isn’t as odd as it may seem. I was actually thinking of something like this. I already have single-use washcloths in my kitchen for the multiple hand washings (I really hate paper towels). I used cloth diapers for both of my children and in the case of shortages and/or not being able to get out to hunt for tp, I began to think about how nice a soft cotton cloth wipe would be.
I have a number of friends who use “family cloth” and simply used cloth diapers cut in smaller sizes. Not exactly my thing but nowadays… Who knows?
New use for wrapping paper. I wouldn’t recommend foil or the kind that has glitter.
Thanks for the good laugh.
Then There was the guy who wiped his ass
With a blade of grass and went away
thanks for the much needed laugh!
In Roman times they used sponges and water.
“A solid number two option”. HAHA!! You guys had me. Great job, that’s really funny.
Good one! SNL needs to pick this commercial up. Definitely a sign of our times. Thanks for the laugh!
Actually…not much of an April Fool’s joke. There’s a company out there that’s been selling reusable fabric toilet paper. (I personally wouldn’t use it, but it does exist.)
We know. 🙂 While we published it to put a smile on people’s faces, it is actually a viable option and our directions are accurate!
SOME people are such sew – it – alls.
Got me! Thanks for the LOL!
LOL! You guys got me with this one. Totally forgot it was April Fools day.
Actually, it doesn’t need to be a joke. Just squares of terry cloth serged or zigzaged around the edges work well to get you “extra clean” especially if dampened a bit. JUST DON’T FLUSH! Throw in the wash on hot water and you can use them again. (think cloth diapers) it works!
There was a national tragedy today. A truck hauling Toilet Paper overturned in Dallas, TX. No one was hurt but it caught on fire. Four hours later they are still trying to put the crapper paper fire out.
My first reaction was you got to be kidding. Got me
Omg you guys had me for a half second, Awesome April fools joke. It was perfect. Someone put a lot of thought into it and it showed. Thank you!
OMG – my first thought was DISGUSTING! What a waste of fabric – LOL
OMG you guys got me good! I was reading this thinking…
What…they can’t be serious! Things must be really bad in the States!!! Press studs!!!! That’s a whole lot of effort!!! WTF!!!
Never was I happier to see April Fools!!! LOL thanks for the laugh
We installed bidets on each of toilets, so from #1 I use terry cloth square. Saves on tp.