Our bathroom is really poorly designed so there is no way to keep the door to it open, in fact it actually just opens onto the laundry door which was so badly thought through that it can’t physically close all the way either >_< Seeing as the door won’t stay open by itself I decided to make a door stop 😀

Door Stop

What you need:

  • Felt or fabric or something similar
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or hot glue gun for quick jobs XD
  • Rice or something equally heavy to fill it with.

Ugh, felt scraps are so messy, I haaaate them >_<

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

First let’s cut a base. This is the shape you should cut out:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now cut the sides! Below you can see the shapes you need, to make the back ones it’s basically a square with a corner cut off. For the front it’s a square with the top cut into a semi circle. Make sure you leave an extra centimeter on each side for a seam allowance.

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now let’s put it together! Start with these piece:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Lay them together like this:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Stitch (or glue if you’re in a hurry hahaha!) down the left side. Open it up and it looks like this:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Repeat on the other side 😀

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now join the two flap pieces to form a back seam like this:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now it’s time to make the front ^_^

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Stitch/glue the front piece around the curve:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Turn the whole thing inside out so the seams are like this:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Stitch/glue the side until you reach the little corner.

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Leaving a hole in each side stitch/glue the seam at the very top!

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now let’s make some ears! Cut a triangle of matching felt and a square of pink.

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Put them together like this and secure:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Fold them up like this and secure:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Time to put the ears in 😀 This is roughly the placement you want to use…

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Fold in the loose edges so the ear is sandwiched between them and stitch/glue!

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now using the hole on the other side, fill it with rice!

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

And close up the hole with the second ear sandwiched in!

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

From the back it looks like this:

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Now add a cute face and you’re good to go!

Cute Door Stop Tutorial

Unfortunately ours suffered a slightly gory death as James was getting dressed, lost his balance and accidentally stamped on it. Brains everywhere >_<

Door Stop

I made another one to replace the blue one then fixed him up to live at a less action packed door XD

Door Stop