I've been thinking for some time now about a bunch of products I'd like to make in limited runs to sell either on Etsy or on my own site. One of these is a sand filled door stop.
I made this prototype today. Mostly I was trying to get a sense for size, construction method, and how the sand will work as a filler. I will most likely use hand dyed canvas for the real ones but used this heavy fabric today because its plaid pattern makes for easy templating.
Basically, I made a big cube.
I know this sounds stupid, but I've grown to realize over time that having decent sewing tools (mostly good rulers, markers and scissors) makes a huge difference in how a project unfolds, and also thank goodness for youtube because almost any sewing dilemma can be answered there.
I went with 5 inches square -which I now realize is a bit too big.
It took all that sand -a half gallon, which I got at Ocean Beach. I hand sewed it shut after filling.
I like the idea of a soft but heavy door stop so that it can be moved as needed with one's foot without worrying about scraping the door or floor. This guy is pretty heavy but in a nice sort of way.
I'm kind of enamored with this big daddy but I'm going to try to go down one inch to four inches square and see how that looks and obvs check out how the canvas works.