Shabby chic handmade fabric doorstop
I have needed a new doorstop ever since we moved into our house in February. Until now I’ve been using a jug to keep the kitchen door open. I’ve often seen lovely fabric doorstops so decided it was time to make one for myself in our downstairs colour scheme (duck egg blue).
I had originally intended to make a simple cube with appliquéd fabric hearts on each face. However, I am a slightly inpatient crafts person and tend to just start making something with out really planning it down to every details before hand. I cut my fabric out to what I thought was roughly the right size, cut my hearts and sewed them on each of the four outfacing squares. Then proceeded to sew it all together. As I was sewing it became clear that this cube was going to be too big! So, instead of unpicking it all, I just re-sewed the seems which created the shapes on top – totally unplanned but I like how it turned out. I also added a line of pink hearts – (a lovely stitch on my Janome sewing machine) all around the top, and some pretty white lacy edging around the bottom.
With wadding, I made a slightly smaller cube to give the doorstop some shape and body – then filled it with rice for the weight. Finally during last week’s Sew Make Believe craft club, I hand sewed around the bottom and top, sealing it all round.