Tutorial: Quick and Easy Homemade Doorstop

Today we welcome back Trish of TrishAlan Designs who is here to share a tutorial for these gorgeous quick and easy homemade doorstops.You could also win fabric to create these fun doorstops -Trish is kindly donating the fabric for the project- see below for details

This doorstop is an ideal fete item. It is made from 1 piece of fabric. 1 metre of fabric will make 12 doorstops. I also made 6 smaller 12cm x 25cm shapes from the fabric which I filled with lavender.


What you need:

1 metre of Summer Sunset fabric

10cm Cotton tape

Sand and funnel

Sewing thread and needle.


To Make:

Step 1: Cut the fabric to measure 20cm x 40cm. Press a 1.5cm seam allowance on one long edge.


Step 2: Right side together fold the piece in half, short edge together. Sew with a 1.5 cm seam allowance in the direction of the arrows. Back tack at the corner to reinforce the seam. Trim corner carefully.


Step 3: Take the point marked ‘X’ in the previous step up to the seam allowance. Finger press the seam allowance open. Fold cotton tape in half and insert. Sew in the direction of the arrow with the seam allowance on top. Leave small opening for turning.


Step 4: Turn to right side. Fill with sand. Sew closure by hand.

Using the Eco Dyed Summer Sunset fabric for this project gives you different colours/patterns on each surface

Would you like to write a tutorial for The Oz Material Girls? We will supply you with the necessary materials in exchange for your time and expertise. For more information, email us at thematerialgirls@ozemail.com.au


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