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Make Your Own Fabric Door Stops: {12 Free Tutorials}

Have a door that won’t stay open or likes to slam shut every time there’s a bit of a breeze running through the house? Here’s a bunch of cute ‘n crafty ways you can make your own door stops. You can fill them with clean sand, pebbles or gravel, dried rice or beans to ensure they’re heavy enough to stay put. Have fun!


Open Sesame [1]: Filled with rice or split peas for weight. Free pdf pattern download.

Toadstool [2]: The bases are made using plastic containers and weighted with gravel or sand. Free pdf pattern download available.



Nine-Patch [3]: This little doorstop measures about 7″ x 7″ x 2.5″ and is filled with dried beans. Free pdf pattern download.

Rice & Fabric [4]: Made with three coordinating fabrics cut into 6 squares then sewn together into a 6″ cube.



Pyramid Shaped [5]: Sand filled and features a sturdy ribbon loop for a convenient handle.

Chicken [6]: Make a fun and functional chicken doorstop from old clothing. Free pdf template to download.



Decorative Bag Stop [7]: Sew a lined bag with a fabric tie closure, filled with pebbles, sand or rice for weight.

Giant Doorstops [8]: These are about 13″ tall and filled with 2 lbs of pinto beans and stuffing. Pattern pieces are in Power Point but if you don’t have that program dimensions are given too.



Felt Owl [9]: Filled with stuffing and beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom. Free pdf pattern download.

Drawstring Bag [10]: Here’s an idea to make a cute drawstring bag then insert a plastic bag containing sand or rice for weight.



Tweed [11]: Simple project, 4 squares of tweed fabric are cut, sewn together and filled with dry rice or pea gravel. Has a handle on top.

Zipped Top [12]: Has a handle so it can be easily moved, zipped top opening and filled with cat litter and polyfill.