One of my goals this year is to make more items for our home. One project that has been top of my list for a while is to make some doorstops. We have a few sets of internal French doors which often slam when we open up the windows to let in the strong afternoon sea breeze (one of the issues living so close to the ocean)- but not any more!
I designed a doorstop pattern – I wanted a more modern contemporary look. For the study, I used Authentic Fabrics by Sweetwater. My husband is an engineer and loves numbers and mechanical gadgets. I found a great Steampunk Clock over at The Graphic Fairy and applied it to the front panel using a photo transfer sheet. It looks great with the black and woodgrain study furniture.
For our home theatre, I used fabrics from the Metro Living Collection by Robert Kaufman, so the doorstop matched the pillows I made last year. I didn’t add an image to this one as the fabric is so bright.
Next I plan to make one with an Eiffel Tower on it for our family room. Just waiting on some recently ordered fabric to arrive.
The Contempo Doorstop Pattern is now available on our Etsy Store. It is an 11 page photo tutorial with full sized pattern pieces. It is suitable for a confident beginner or intermediate sewer, and can be easily constructed in an afternoon. They would make great gifts.