After my visit to hospital this week, I’ve been taking it easy craft wise, which gave me the perfect opportunity to fix what was a poor excuse for a door stop.
I made this one ages ago, and over time it’s been knocked about and this morning spilt its load of stuffing and lavender.
So using the original stuffing and some off cuts of fabric I knocked up this brand spanking new one!
If you want to make one this is how I did it.
Firstly I drew a circle on my fabric this made up the base; I drew around one of the boys cleaning buckets.
I then drew and cut out a rectangle of fabric, ensuring that the width was sufficient to go around the base.
Using a contrasting fabric, I cut out letters to spell LOO, I know some people don’t like the word but I do, besides can you imagine the size of door stop I would need if I had toilet / bathroom or lavatory instead!
I used fabric glue to attach the letters to the centre of the fabric rectangle.
To make the trim I cut a piece of fabric the same length of the rectangle about 2 inches wide, I folded it in half and ironed it, then opened it up and folded the ends into the centre and ironed them.
I then slipped this over the edge of the rectangle of fabric and pinned in place.
Using my sewing machine I sewed it in place.
I then pinned the base and the rectangle together, inside out, to make a cylinder.
Again using the sewing machine I sewed the pieces together, cutting notches in the edge to make it neater once turned right side out.
Before turning right side out, I sewed the cylinder edges together.
Once turned right side out I gently ironed the fabric.
Using some scraps of wadding I lined the sides of the cylinder.
I then filled it up with the dried beans from the old door stop, to add a nice fragrance I also added some dried lavender.
I placed some more wadding on top, and bunched up the neck of the cylinder, using a needle and thread I sewed it closed.
As a final touch I added a piece of ribbon to the neck.
It now sits rather proudly outside the bathroom, propping open the door, hopefully this one won’t be knocked about so much!
I need some other easy crafty things to do until my arm is better, any suggestions, I’m a terrible patient and get so restless!
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