I love to make things for my home and especially like when I create things that have a practical purpose as well as making my home look nice. Our aesthetic surroundings really do help our psyche. I know I am instantly happier when I have given the place a good clean. Having our things around us, the things that are personal to us and reflect our personality is what makes a dwelling a home.
Well I needed a doorstop and thought I should make my own as I found it impossible to find one I really liked to buy.
you will need;
tweed (or other strong fabric)
3 buttons for nose and eyes
handful of pebbles/something to weigh down the doorstop
needle and thread
assortment of fabric scraps for decoration
cheap fabric scraps for pebble pouch
- First of all cut out your fabric pieces. Here are the dimensions I used but feel free to adjust the sizes according to your needs. 4 rectangles 10inches x 6 inches and 2 squares 6 x 6 inches, (inclusive of 1/4 inch seam allowance. For the handle 2 strips measuring 3inches x 10inches.
- On two of the rectangles I placed my fox face shapes cut from fabric scraps and secured with bondaweb and a hot iron. Once you have ironed the pieces on secure with a row of stitching around the edges of the shapes to make them secure.
- Attach 3 buttons as eyes and nose. Sew the 4 rectangles together on the long edges with the right sides together.
- Next pin the handle and the top in place as illustrated in the photograph below.
- So that the doorstop has some weight to it you will need to make a pouch from fabric scraps filled with something heavy, I used fish tank pebbles. Place your weight patch in the centre of your cushion filling.
- Once the filling is in attach the base in the sae way as you attached the top.