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How to Make a Fabric Doorstop

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make a decorative fabric doorstop with a lovely contrasting handle.

If you are wanting to add a handmade touch into your interior, then this simple to follow guide will show you how to make your very own fabric doorstop which will be a great addition into any home. We have used the Telford Organic Lichen fabric and the Cotswold Heavyweight Linen Rose Pink for a contrasting handle.

You can choose whatever fabric you like for this make to suit your interior style and room.

You will need:

You will need:

  • 2 x fabrics
  • Card
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/Rotary Cutter
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
  • ¾ kg of rice or lentils
  • Funnel
  • Jug/Container
Step One

Step One

Firstly, cut out all the template pieces using your ruler, pencil and rotary cutter. You will need a 15cm x 15cm piece for the top and bottom, a 15cm x 20cm piece for the sides and a 16.5cm x 8cm piece which will be for the handle.

Step Two

Step Two

Now cut out the fabric pieces using your templates. Cut 2 x 15cm x 15cm pieces for the top and bottom, 4 x 15cm x 20cm pieces for the sides and 1 x 16.5cm x 8cm piece for the handle.

Step Three

Step Three

Next, pin together all the side pieces right sides together. Be mindful that the pattern is facing the correct way up throughout.

Step Four

Step Four

Stitch all the edges together on the sewing machine.

Step Five

Step Five

Now construct the handle by taking your piece of fabric and along the two long edges fold over twice. Press with the iron, secure with pins and sew together on the sewing machine.

Step Six

Step Six

Attach the handle to the top piece of fabric by lining up both edges and making sure it is positioned in the middle of the square, now pin on both edges; this will create a natural curve for the handle.

Step Seven

Step Seven

Now sew together on the machine, back stitch a couple of times to make sure the handle will be strong enough.

Step Eight

Step Eight

Next, attach the top piece to the rest of the doorstop by pinning all right sides together and sew on the sewing machine.

Step Nine

Step Nine

Repeat the last step for the bottom piece, making sure to leave an inch gap opening for adding the filing.

Step Ten

Step Ten

Pull the doorstop through the opening to turn the right way around and fill with your chosen weight using a funnel - we have used rice.

Step Eleven

Step Eleven

Using a slip stitch, hand sew the opening closed.

Finish

Finish

You now have your complete doorstop and it's ready to be placed anywhere around your home!

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