Making a Room Divider with Fabric and Cardboard
Making Things that are Easy and Quick
Everything I do is not always sewing as you could see from my Polar Fleece edging blog. Now I am sewing today, but I am planning a room divider. I really don't lift heavy things, but I have a doorway that is just a hole to under the stairs where I store things. I want to put a room divider there.
A. I can't find anything I like.
B. They are probably heavy.
So I am going to put random pieces of cardboard together to the size I want and then cover it with Library fabric that looks like books on shelves. This has been something I have been searching for and have not been able to find for a month or two. So I decided to make one.
Sew, I am posting a picture of the divider I fashioned. It is actually attached to a hanger so that it can be rotated to go into the storage space under the stair. There is no electrical light, so I managed to find some motion detector lights on amazon that I could stick on the sides and under a stair back and when I rotate the divider and put my arm in the lights come on. I have a cart on wheels in there and some sewing and craft supplies plus additional clothing, like scarves that I may want to use at times. I love this addition. It makes me feel like a I have a room instead of a corner of the cellar.
As you can see I have no real closet so I use wreath hangers on the top ledge of the cinderblock walls to hang miscellaneous outfits- such as jacket-pants-scarf-dress-tank-scrunchie that all match on one hanger and stack maybe 10 outfits per wreath hanger. Then I have some wall spool hangers and miscellaneous grandchildren and children pcs plus inspirational sayings. I actually love my space, but no windows, so there is only artificial light, which is a drawback to seeing true colors.
I really only need to make it to cover the door way and if it is lightweight I can just move it aside and into the storage area when I go in or out, which is not very often. Maybe 8 ft high and then about 1 ft rectangle of space above.
I ordered the fabric. The plan is to make this and then measure the hole above the divider door way and then make a stained glass window for above the doorway. This will make me very happy when I wake up in the morning. This is part of my organizational plan for my little living space.
As you can see my little space is just cinderblock walls, but I have used wreath hangers to devise a way to hang multiple outfits on one wreath hanger from above the cinderblock walls, and miscellaneous guitars etc. The hole under the stairs was just annoying me.
I think I have enough supplies to make this with stuff I have out in the garage. I used to do stained glass, but haven't in years.
Just a plan right now. I am going to ride my exercise bike... then take a hot bath and then sew a few things...... Happy planning
This makes me happy... when I look up...
My sewing writing corner of my roomspace. That is the space under the stairs that I am covering. Didn't like looking into a black hole...
I quite like my tiny all in one space. --- Back to sewing
Create something special can just be simple....Happy Sewing