Sew your own pyramid doorstop

February 9, 2010, 12:52 pm betterhomesgardens


Make a doorstop for your door.

Gather your supplies

-Lightweight cardboard or large empty cereal cardboard packet (for templates);
-marker pen;
-paper and fabric scissors;
-cotton fabric 20cm x width of bolt (or coordinating fabric scraps);
-12cm x 10mm matching ribbon;
-medium-weight iron-on interfacing;
-general sewing supplies;


Here’s how

STEP 1 For the templates, draw then cut a 15.5cm square piece

of card for base. On another piece of card, draw a 15.5cm line (triangle base line). Mark centre of line, then draw a 15.5cm line straight up from this mark (triangle peak). Draw 2 diagonal lines connecting peak to base line ends (triangle sides). Cut out triangle.

STEP 2 Using a hot, dry iron, press interfacing onto wrong side of fabric. With interfacing face up and using templates, trace, then cut 1 fabric square (base) and 4 fabric triangles (pyramid sides), adding a 1cm seam allowance. Remember to follow the direction of fabric pattern, if applicable.

STEP 3 With right sides facing and using a small, straight stitch, machine stitch 2 fabric triangles together along 1 of the long sides. Press seam open. Repeat with the remaining 2 fabric triangles.

STEP 4 With raw edges even and right sides facing, lay stitched triangle pairs on top of each other. Folding ribbon in half, sandwich and pin ribbon ends in centre of peaks between the 2 layers of fabric. Leaving a small opening, pin and then machine stitch final long sides together to create a pyramid. Press seams open. Clip across seam allowance at peak.

STEP 5 With right sides facing, pin and then machine stitch square base to bottom of pyramid, 1 side at a time, pivoting at corners. Clip across corners. Turn right side out.

STEP 6 Insert the funnel into the side opening. Fill pyramid with sand. Slip-stitch opening closed.

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  1. Nedra10:41am Thursday 17th October 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Found a three sided doorstop from one piece of fabric on another blog which sewed up on a snap. I used play sand from the hardware store. I filled a small watering can with the sand and used two quart freezer bags. This filled the pyramid to a good weight and filled the space much better. The sand bag was so heavy and difficult to handle the watering can gave me much more control and sight so I could skip the funnel.

  2. Rhonda02:12pm Friday 07th September 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Great doorstop and I love that I can make it in fabrics to suit my decor

  3. rita c07:03am Sunday 17th April 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    I like this easy to make Thank You.

  4. home of joplin missouri02:34pm Sunday 27th June 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    this is just too cute.i have tried oter door stops and they get in the way,but i think this one would really work.

  5. Cheryl02:08pm Tuesday 16th February 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    I love this doorstop. I would use a tassle for the top not the ribbon just an idea


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