Sew your own pyramid doorstop

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.