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Today’s National Sewing Month post is brought to you by Jamie from So Much Better With Age!
Hi there, I’m Jamie from So Much Better With Age. I love doing DIY projects (like painted furniture), home decor, organization, throwing parties, baking pies from scratch. I’m an old soul.
I love everything that is Vintage, Industrial, Beachy or French and I usually try to incorporate at least one of those styles into each room and every project that I do.
I love home decor sewing projects and I’m not much of a sewer so if I can do it, so can you!
I’m going to show you an easy door stop tutorial today!
I love linen or burlap door stops. They are practical and pretty.
I’ve had this door stop for a couple of years that I purchased at local store. I’ve also seen some boxier ones on Etsy that I thought would be pretty easy to make.
- 2 pieces of fabric cut 6 x 6″ (top and bottom)
- 4 pieces of fabric cut 6 x 8″ (sides)
- ribbon or burlap 6 1/2″ long (handle)
- sewing machine
- dry beans/lentils
- cotton batting for stuffing
1. Sew the four pieces of fabric together (sewing along the long sides) with fabric facing in to form a cube.
2. Keeping the cube inside out, sew one of the square pieces to the bottom with the right side facing in. This can be a bit tricky so go slow.
3. Sew your burlap handle onto the top of the final square piece. Then repeat Step 2 sewing three sides but sew the final side only half way. Turn the cube inside right.
4. Put a little bit of cotton batting inside the cube then pour dry beans or lentils in. I used one bag so it was two-thirds full. Then stuff more cotton batting in until it’s a bit firm.
5. Hand stitch the last bit of edge and you are done!
I love how it turned out! Have I inspired you to make your own?
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