fabric door stopper

First cut all your pieces out as labeled.

Then iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of the pieces needed.

First let’s tackle the strap. Sew the two pieces right sides together, along the two long sides.

Turn right side out and press the edges with an iron, then topstitch 1/8″ from the edge on both sides.

Next pin your strap to the top piece like so, with 3/4″ on either side of the strap.

Next, baste it on both sides 1/8″ from the edge.

Then pin it down so it doesn’t get in the way. Cause that’s annoying, yo.

Now let’s sew the sides to the top piece. Line them up and pin.

Then mark 1/4″ from each end and sew with a 1/4 seam allowance from dot to dot. Make sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.

 Continue until all four sides are sewn to the top piece.

Next, line up the sides like so and pin. Mark 1/4″ from the corners and sew from dot to dot, making sure to back stitch at beginning and end.
 
Continue until all four sides are sewn together.

 Let’s sew the bottom together! Grab your 9″ plastic zipper. Lay down one of the bottom pieces right side up, then lay the zipper down on top of it with the sides lining up.

Then place another bottom piece right side down on top of the zipper, making a zipper sandwich. Yum.

Pin and sew with a 1/4″ seam with your zipper foot.

It will look like this-press with your iron and top stitch if you‘d like.

 

Make a zipper sandwich with the other two pieces for the bottom, and the opposite side of the zipper, and pin and sew.

 It’ll look like this after all the sandwiching, sewing, pinning, and top stitching.

 Next widen and shorten the zig zag stitch on your machine to go over the zipper and sew back and forth to secure the ends-right at the edge of the fabric. repeat on the other side, keeping the zipper close together and the pull out of the way. Trim off the extra zipper on each end.

Next match up the corners of the top and bottom pieces, spreading out the seam allowance on the side so that it lays flat.

Make sure the zipper pull is facing in, and that the right sides are facing each other! Also unzip your zipper most of the way so you can turn it out easily.

Sew around  the entire bottom with a 1/4″ seam. Turn it right side out using the hole at the bottom and poke out the corners carefully with a chopstick or blunt turning tool. Fill the top with poly fil and add a quart size bag of rice, beans, or something heavy to the bottom of the doorstop.

Tada! You’re done.

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