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





9 comments:

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

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

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  3. Brilliant doorstop and love the material
    Carol x

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  4. Looks fantastic Janice.
    Pam x

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  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
    x

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

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

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

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

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