Monday 15 July 2019

My First Sewing Project - A Doorstop

Today, I am sharing my first sewing project, made from taking an online
 sewing course with Claire at Beautiful Things Craft and Sewing Classes

Back in May, my niece and I attended a beginners sewing course
at Beautiful Things. My blog post can be found HERE

After making the three projects, I went ahead and purchased a sewing machine
from Claire, and then decided to join her Bronze Online Sewing Course, where the first
project of three to make was a Zipped bottom Doorstop which can be made
 in two different sizes.

Whilst on holiday last month in Lake Garda, I found this 90cm x 90 cm
tablecloth in a local market. Since the material was quite thick, I thought it
would be ideal for this project.
I bought two of them, just in case I made any mistakes!

As a member of the club, Claire sends you written instructions, a pattern
and a full video tutorial.

Here is the finished doorstop, which I cut out and sewed in one afternoon.
Having the video tutorial was so handy, as it meant I could re-wind it at
any point to watch again when needed.

It's not 100% perfect, as I definitely need to practice making the corners
look sharper, but for my first attempt, I'm very happy with it.
I used cat litter (in zip-lock bags) and wadding to fill the inside.
I'm looking forward to receiving the next project which is a lay flat drawstring 
makeup bag, and then the last project is a pencil case for planners and notebooks.
In the meantime, I'm sure I'll find something else to make.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


  1. Oh wow Janice, this is awesome! I love the fabric you chose and it looks like you did a great job to me!

  2. Hi Janice this is stunning. I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Brilliant doorstop and love the material
    Carol x

  4. Looks fantastic Janice.
    Pam x

  5. Your doorstop is fabulous Janice, I love the fabric - such a good idea to buy the tablecloth when you saw it, it's perfect.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Oh how beautiful....and functional! You are really sewing well, I envy that! That print is gorgeous!!

  7. Your doorstop is lovely, Janice, beautiful fabric.

    Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Lake Garda, one of my favourite places to visit. xx

  8. Looks terrific to me and that is neat you were able to find some good sturdy fabric to use!


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