Pyramid Door Stop Tutorial

    PYRAMID DOOR STOP TUTORIAL

    A door stop is a practical addition to any home – but they don’t have to be boring! Made with our gorgeous gingham linen, our Pyramid Door Stop is durable, easy to clean and comes together quickly with just a few basic sewing supplies. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of making your own version, including a printable pattern and detailed instructions. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sewist, this project is a great way to showcase your skills and create something both beautiful and useful!

    Let’s get started…

    GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES…

    MATERIALS

    + 1 x fat quarter outer fabric (we’ve used light olive gingham)
    + 1 x fat quarter lining (fabric, we’ve used cream linen)
    + Coordinating thread
    + Polyfill or fibrefill for stuffing
    + Weighted material, such as rice or sand, for filling – we used approx 2 cups of rice but you can adjust to suit the weight needed for your door!
    + Doorstop pattern – download it here

    EQUIPMENT

    + Printer (to print pattern)
    + Scissors
    + Pins or clips
    + Sewing machine and supplies
    + Needle & thread

    *NOTE* A 1/4″ seam allowance is used throughout


    CUT YOUR PIECES

    From your outer body fabric, cut:
    + 4 x door stop side
    + 1 x door stop base
    + 1 x door stop loop

    From your inner lining fabric, cut:
    + 4 x door stop side
    + 1 x door stop base


    PREPARE THE LOOP

    • Fold the loop piece in half along the length, with right sides facing (A).
    • Stitch from the fold along one short end and then along the long edge (B).
    • Turn the loop right side out using a knitting needle or similar (C) and snip the stitched end off (this was only needed to help turning), then iron flat
    • Take the two open ends and place them next to each other and stitch across to hold in place, as shown in the diagram (D)

    STITCH THE OUTER BODY

    • Take two side pieces and align with right sides facing and, starting approx 2cm down from the top point, stitch along one of the side seams using a 1/4″ seam allowance (E)
    • Add another side piece, again starting approx 2cm down from the top point (F)
    • Add the final side piece (G)
    • Then stitch down the final side seam to create an open pyramid (H & I)
    • While the outer body is still wrong side out, lay the pyramid flat and snip the point off to the top of the stitching (J)
    • Insert the loop into the opening (K)
    • Pin and stitch in place, stitching back and forward several times to ensure the loop will be secure for lifting the weighted door stop (L)
    • Match the base to the outer body (M)
    • Pin and stitch the base in place, leaving approx 5cm opening for turning (N)
    • Turn the outer so the right side is facing out (O)

    STITCH THE INNER LINING

    • Take two side pieces and align with right sides facing, starting 1cm down from the top point, stitch along one of the side seams (P)
    • Repeat to add another side piece (Q)
    • Add the final side piece (R)
    • Stitch down the final side seam to create an open pyramid (S & T)
    • Pin and stitch the base in place, leaving a 5cm opening for filling (U & V)

    ASSEMBLE THE DOOR STOP

    • Place the lining inside the outer body (W)
    • Align the openings and, using a funnel, fill the inner bag with rice (or similar weighted grain) (X). *We used two cups of rice but you can adjust this to suit the weight needed for your door*
    • Pin, then machine stitch the opening of the inner bag closed (Y)
    • Fill around the rice-filled lining with toy stuffing until you are happy with the overall look and shape (Z)
    • Hand stitch the opening of the outer body using a ladder stitch (AA)
    • Your door stop is complete!!

    We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it has inspired you to create your own linen door stop – why not experiment with different fabrics and colours to make a door stop that suits your style! If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to let us know – we always love to hear from you and to see how you put your own spin on our projects!

    Tag us at @thestrawberrythief on instagram and use our hashtag #strawberrythiefprojects if you want us to share your make! Happy sewing!


    SUPPLIES WE USED FOR THIS PROJECT…

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