How to Make a Fabric Door Stop

What You'll Need
Sewing machine
Heavy-weight cotton - 1/4 yard
Thread - to match the fabric
Twill tape 6 inches
Filler (options: polyester filling beads, beans, rice, or small gravel)

A chic fabric door stop lets the breeze blow through the house is with no slamming doors.  Doorstops have come a long way from using a brick or a rubber wedge. Here is a fabric door stop can be made to coordinate with your décor.

Here are the easy steps:

Step 1 – Make a Template

Cut out two pieces of paper 3 inches wide and 6 inches long. Cut one piece of paper 4 inches wide by 8 inches long.

Step 2 – Cut the Fabric

Pin all of the paper patterns to the folded fabric and cut out along the edges. You now have four rectangular pieces of fabric for the sides and two square pieces of fabric for the ends.

Step 3 - Insert the Handle

Match the edges of the twill tape to one side of the top piece, right sides together. Then pin the other end of the handle to the opposite side. Be sure that there is enough give in the handle to pick it up. Stitch the handle. Remove the pins.

Step 4 – Prepare for Sewing

Pin the short side of one of the 3 x 6 pieces to one side of the top piece, right sides together.

Step 5 – Stitching

Stitch this seam with a ½ inch seam allowance. Then repeat to sew each side to the bottom piece forming a box shape. Remove the pins from each side as you sew them.

Step 6 – Close It Up

Pin the sides to the bottom piece and stitch three sides, Stitch only ½ inch from each end of the fourth side, leaving an opening for filling.

Step 7 – Fill It Up

Turn the doorstop cover inside out. Insert a plastic freezer bag and filler with the filling you selected. Zip the top closed.

Step 8 – Finishing

Slipstitch the opening by hand.

That’s all there is to it. Put it by your door and enjoy the summer breeze.