Pyramid Doorstop Tutorial

All it took was just one stitch blog posted this tutorial in 2008 – her blog has been off line due to tragic circumstances. I will take this tutorial down as soon as I see that she has added it back because this is only in response to demand, there is no intention to copy or more importantly upset Rachael. Thanks

pyramid doorstops

Right

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You will need

  • Cotton Fabric
  • medium weight iron-on interfacing – if using a heavyweight cotton there is no need for this
  • ribbon, or twill tape or a tassel (I made my own – I’ll show you how later)
  • cardboard – I used a cereal box
  • ruler and pen
  • sewing machine, iron, scissors
  • rice to fill. (Please note rice can attract vermin, I have not had a problem with mine but another sewer has. You may wish to use baking beans, pea gravel, or some other non food filling which is heavy enough to stop a door)

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Make a template out of cardboard.

Base 15.5cm x 15.5cm

sides: a triangle, 15.5cm base and 15.5cm peak

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Cut 1 base and 4 sides out of the cotton fabric.

Cut 1 base and 4 sides out of the iron-on interfacing if using

Cut a 14cm length of ribbon, or twill tape or tassel to use as the handle. Or cut a piece of cotton fabric 10cm x 6 cm

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If you are making your own handle and not using ribbon etc. Fold the 10 x 6cm piece of fabric in half length ways, wrong sides together and iron.

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Open it out. Fold in the sides to the centre mark.

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Fold over again so the raw edges are encased and sew along the edges

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Fuse the interfacing to the cotton fabric as per packet instructions.

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Join 2 triangles along one of their long edges, right sides together, with a small straight stitch

Iron your seams open

Repeat with the other 2 triangles

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Join the triangles together, right sides together, placing the folded in half piece of ribbon in the centre of the peaks, inside the piece, (raw edges all facing out)

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Press open the seams and clip points to reduce bulk.

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With right sides together join the base, one side at a time. This bit is a bit tricky so take your time. LEave an opening along one side to turn it the right way and to fill it with the rice.

Turn your doorstop right sides out and fill with rice. Hand sew the opening closed.

Now go stop a door, your done!!

A doorstop or three.

When I first bought my sewing machine I trawled the internet for projects which had free tutorials, of which there are so many fantastic ones, just check out my sidebar for a few of the ones I like. My passion for sewing was in its infancy and I didn’t want to spend too much money on books and patterns. Oh how that has changed.

pyramid doorstops

Anyway during the warmer weather when the windows are open the interior doors slam shut which I dont like because I like the through breeze to cool things down, which is where the door stops come into it. I found the pattern on All it Took was Just One Stitch’s blog (which on checking today seems to have disappeared- I have the pattern somewhere and if the blog has gone forever I will see about posting a tutorial).

Update – I have put up the tutorial today – Enjoy

Until next time