First sewing project: Fabric doorstop
My new Brother and I have been working pretty hard (in my opinion) and I have been trying out some simple sewing projects, following tutorials from the internet. There are so many cool sewing tutorials out there, once one starts looking.
I have wanted to make some fabric doorstops, ever since I saw some gorgeous ones at Laura Ashley. Red rubber doorstops from the market at cheap at $2 for a pack of three but they are ugly to look at and I think that they deform the bottom of the door and have a limited lifespan. Additionally, fabric doorstops filled with beans are friendly towards clumsy people like myself who are prone to stubbed toes.
They did not look too difficult to make, so I searched around and found this great tutorial by CraftyClaire.
I had to tweak the tutorial a little bit, because I'm such a fool that I took more than an hour to draw out the pattern on a piece of butcher paper, even with CraftyClaire's simple instructions.
Here is what I used:
1. Leftover butcher paper (for pattern making)
2. 45cm x 40cm piece of upholstery weight cotton fabric (from IKEA)
I pinned the both ends of the handle loosely to the top of the doorstop and sewed the top shut. The open ends of the handle would lie inside the doorstop once it was sewn shut. The seam of the handle would be hidden from view.
I unzipped the zip and turned the whole thing inside out so that the printed side was facing out with the handle sitting pretty on top. Then, I put the ziplock bag into the doorstop and filled it up to the brim with the plastic beads, zipping the ziplock bag carefully shut when I was done. Voila! One doorstop completed in an afternoon!
Take a look at what I made! Aren't they cute? I am so proud of myself for making them - thank you so much CraftyClaire for the tutorial!