Now this is something that we totally fell in love with. We all have come across those, magnetic or plastic slip in door stops. Though they are functional, there is certainly no style. So here is a way we can help you in making colourful unique doorstops with fabric. That’s right with fabric! You can customise them to your room décor, wash them, change them – the sky’s is the limit.
We have all used multiple items to use as doorstops. The most frequently visible ones are the plastic ones which you slip under the door, or the magnetic ones which are attached to the back of the door. However, on occasion we have used tables, bricks, weight, shoes, paper etc. to keep that door open!
However, this time we have a DIY project that helps you in making colourful unique doorstops with fabric.
What you need?
Well the first thing you need is some “interesting” fabric! You can get it online at the Chimora Print Store. Online fabric shopping is so easy, and affordable, especially since you can choose or upload your own designs to get them custom printed on a fabric of your choice! Plus there is no dearth of inspiration for ideas on what design would work! Oh and you can order only a metre long if you wish.
- Ribbons, buttons, sequins, tassels (or any other embellishment)
- Fabric glue or hem tape
- Needle and thread or sewing machine for the sewing inclined
- Some quilting cotton or foam whichever is available
- To fill you can use either of these options – brick, rice, sand, gravel, pebbles, dried beans, polyfill
- Decide on the size of the door stop you want to create. So if you want to create a 6 inch cube, get 6 squares measuring 7 inches.
- Just put all the sides together wrong side out. Use a pin to get the shape and hold them in place.
- Use the hem tape, or fabric glue or use needle and thread or sewing machines to fuse all pieces together
- Remember to keep the lid of the cube open and you have two options here:
- You can either fill the cube straight in with sand rice or any of the filler stuff we mentioned. Gives a better shape, in which case stitch all the way through and leave a small gap. Flip the material right side out use a funnel to fill in the filler, and stitch up the gap.
- Take a plastic bag fill it with your filler material and put it inside the cube (if the fabric tears you can prevent a mess).
- Once filled seal it up and you are all ready to fancy up those doors
P.S. you can also use cat litter as long as you don’t have a pet cat 😉 and you can add some dried lavender or potpourri to the filler to make it smell nice!!