|The Finished Door Stop|
Here’s how I made it.
Contrasting Fabric (I used an upolstery remant, but cotton or polyester would also work well)
Ribbon for tag
General Sewing Supplies
First I created my pattern by drawing a 15cm by 15cm square for the base. I cut two of these out of Burlap as I wanted the base to have extra reinforcement so it is two layers. Then I drew a horizontal line 15cm long. Then at the midpoint (7.5cm) I drew a vertical line 15cm long. And then joined the top midpoint to the two edges of the horizontal line to form a triangle. This sounds more complicated than it is – see photo for example.
I then cut two triangles out of Burlap and two out of Cotton.
|Final Cut pieces|
To assemble I first pinned each of the triangles to one edge of the (double layer) Burlap square, and stitched in place.
|Stitching each of the triangles around the four sides of the square|
Then opening out the triangles, I then joined the long edges of the triangles together. To do this fold the square in half to form a triangle shape, and align two edges of the triangles. Stitch in place. Do this for three sides leaving the fourth side open.
|Lining up the triangle edges ready for stitching|
I also inserted a tag to make it easier to pick up the Door Stop. To this I folded 10cm of ribbon in half and inserted in between the two edges of one side of the triangles, so the ribbon fold was inside the triangle, before I stitched in place.
|Inserting the tag – I have folded back the hessian layer on top to show how the tag is inserted between the two layers|
Then I turned the door stop right way out and inserted a zip lock bag full of sand.
|With bag of sand inserted now align edges and slip stitch closed|
I then folded in the side seams and slip stitched in place with a needle and thread.
I then gift wrapped it ready for Mum for her Birthday. An easy and original gift that I know she won’t already have.
If you would like to watch a video to guide you with the step by step instructions on how to make your own Burlap Bag Door Stop then follow this link: