I’ve had this little sewing project my to do list forever so it seemed like the perfect time to tackle it.
I’ll show you how I made this cute fabric door stop for your home.
This project is a great way to use leftover fabric as you don’t need much of it. Luckily I had some from my office bulletin board.
Let me show you how easy it is even for someone who doesn’t like to sew (like me!)
I love linen or burlap door stops. They are practical and pretty.
I’ve had this door stop for a couple of years that I purchased at local store. I’ve also seen some boxier ones on Etsy that I thought would be pretty easy to make.
- 2 pieces of fabric cut 6 x 6″ (top and bottom)
- 4 pieces of fabric cut 6 x 8″ (sides)
- ribbon or burlap 6 1/2″ long (handle)
- sewing machine
- dry beans/lentils
- cotton batting for stuffing
1. Sew the four pieces of fabric together (sewing along the long sides) with fabric facing in to form a cube.
2. Keeping the cube inside out, sew one of the square pieces to the bottom with the right side facing in. This can be a bit tricky so go slow.
3. Sew your burlap handle onto the top of the final square piece. Then repeat Step 2 sewing three sides but sew the final side only half way. Turn the cube inside right.
4. Put a little bit of cotton batting inside the cube then pour dry beans or lentils in. I used one bag so it was two-thirds full. Then stuff more cotton batting in until it’s a bit firm.
5. Hand stitch the last bit of edge and you are done!
I love how it turned out! Have I inspired you to make your own?