I also promised him a fabric door stop, and, indeed, set to on cutting up an old pair of jeans many months ago. Well, he graduated last week, so the door stop is no longer needed, but I got round to finishing it all the same!
The instructions say to fill the door stop with 1Kg of rice but I am not so sure about that, have you ever used rice as a stuffing, is it suitable? 1Kg of rice only fills up less than half of the door stop, so I have stuffed the rest with the innards of an old cushion to fill it out a bit more, but I am not convinced that this is the best way to fill this. All suggestions gratefully received!
I was pretty pleased with the piping as with the denim and piping there were several layers to get through in the last round of sewing. I was a bit nervous turning it out in case I had managed to miss anywhere, but thankfully it all seems to be fine!
As it is no longer needed as a door stop this will be my entry in to the Crafter's Apprentice Something Old Something New competition, whilst I think of somewhere to use it.
One of the joys of being back in the UK is the opportunity to visit fabric stores in person, so when I discovered that our local John Lewis store had a sale on, I knew which department I would be making a beeline for on my next trip into town. Joel Dewberry fabrics half-price - yes, please!
In another piece of good fortune I discovered today that Sarah of Silly Banana Sewing pulled my name out of the hat in her recent giveaway, so a charm pack of Make Life by Sweetwater for Moda is winging its way to me too! I have just discovered the joys of charm packs, so I am really looking forward to using it. Thanks Sarah!
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