Sunday, 25 July 2010

More Folk Dolls Fabric Makes

As mentioned in my last post I got busy with that lovely Folk Dolls fabric and made a door stop. I have had one of these in mind for some time now and this is what I made.

To be honest it went wrong, it turned out ok but it was not supposed to be like this, oh well, come with me and see what a pigs ear I made of this.
It all started so well, I sketched out a rough idea of what I wanted to make with dimensions:

I assembled my bits, neatly trimmed my fabric and interlining and ironed it all:

I very consideratly left a small space between each interlining panel in an attempt to keep a box shape to the finished item (which worked a treat by the way):


I turned all my seam allowances and ironed them for accuracy:

I then stitched the top square very carefully all around and trimmed it up inside and secured it with another ziz zag stitch, only to realise I had forgotten to add the bloody handle!! It was impossible to take apart and the upshot was that I had to make that the bottom and change my idea. Arggghhh!

I wanted the zip at the bottom so it was out of view but due to my stupidity I had to settle for having it at the top in plain view.
So I made a top this time with handle, I and sewed on one side to what should have been the bottom of my box shape:


I added a long zip to go round the three sides so that I could easily replace the contents if necessary.


Then I trotted off to the supermarket for 2kg of rice (which was not enough and I used about 3.5kg in total!!) Oops, forgot to add that I made another bag with slightly smaller dimensions from scrap blue fabric to hold the rice and lavender inside.

And here it is all done, the main box is upside down and the zip is at the top instead of the bottom, but when all is said and done it does the job and holds the door open, so I suppose I could call that a mini success...


When this was finished I was suprised at how big it is, but once it's in front of the door, it looks just right.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

24 comments:

Angie said...

Lovely, you wouldn't know that you did it wrong. The fabric is gorgeous. I think it looks great, job well done!

Amanda said...

I think it looks great Kandi! You're such a neat sewer! Love the fabric too! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Crafty JuJu said...

Gorgeous Kandi, I would never thought anything had gone wrong with it, it looks super & I bet having the lavender in it makes the room smell great :) x

Ali said...

Oh Gorgeous. I love that fabric. Its probably on your blog somewhere but do you sell your items??

Bethany said...

I don't think you goofed it at all--I think it's lovely and totally unique.

Em said...

Oooh thats yummy!!
It dosen't look at all like it went wrong.
Em xxx

Addams said...

Love the fabric and it looks great.

wam73 said...

If this is something you make that turns out wrong, then you have absolutly nothing to worry about. It is Fab. Too nice for a doorstop I think. The zip on three sides is great. It makes me want to get behind my sewing machine now. xx

Vintage Vixen said...

I wish my sewing disasters looked that good, Kandi! It's fabulous. Love it. xxx

POOTLE FLUMP said...

Looks brilliant!x

ziggy2407 said...

Thta is fantastic - well done

dosierosie said...

love that fabric, looks great.
Gillx

Alexandra Mason said...

I think it looks fantastic, i do love that fabric. Hope you have a wonderful week xxx

jane p said...

In my country, we eat the rice. :D Your "door stopper" looks pretty good. When it gets tired of being a door stopper, it could be a storage for your stuff. The only thing I would have done differently is place the top fabric other way.

Helga! said...

That is awesome!!What a cool idea!!

Tamster said...

Well done Kandi - still looks great.

That would make a great lunchbag if made in oilcloth or lined with pvc!

Sarah said...

I love it :)

Josie-Mary said...

Looks great, we wouldn't have known it had gone wrong if you hadn't told us!! Love the fabric :)x

Hazel said...

That is really good! I definately agree with the lunch box idea made by Tamster, It would definately fool me into picking it up thinking 'oooh, free lunch!' x

mirrymirry said...

booootiful, you are soooo clever to make these patterns all by yourself hun' X

Alex said...

I think it looks lovely! Good to know I'm not alone in the lunch box idea - I was thinking of a very funky cool box for picnics.

giddynici said...

That look brilliant! And no one would have twigged that it went a little wrong on the way! x

Kandi said...

Thanks for the kind words lovely ladies. I love the idea of making a lunch bag thanks again, I will add that to my list!
Kandi xx

PinkLady said...

Doesn't look like it went wrong to me! It looks lovely. xx