NEW TUTORIAL | How To Make a Cube Doorstop Pouf

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I've been on the hunt for a small floor pouf for my entryway for quite a while. I've basically stalked the internet looking for the perfect cube doorstop. Alas, my diligent efforts to find a classy pouf at a price point I was willing to spend only resulted in stuffed chickens and scary looking cats. Creepy. Ergo...(using that word makes me feel all smart and stuff) the necessity of creating a diy version of a cube doorstop. Enjoy!

what you need blue
--1 or 2 yards of leather fabric like this from Joann Fabric
--1/2 yard printed upholstery fabric mine is a greek key print
--bean bag filler I also used a couple bags of dry beans to add weight to the bottom
--needle and thread
--sewing machine needle appropriate for leather weight

what you do blue
1.  Cut four squares from the leather fabric. My cube is 12 x 12, so my squares were 13 x 13 to allow for 1/2 inch seam allowance.

2.  Cut two more squares from fabric. (My diagram below is backward. I originally planned to have the bottom and top cube panels made from leather, but liked the look of it better to have the majority of the cube constructed from leather with two printed accent panels on top and bottom.) You can do it either way.

3.  With wrong sides together, stitch the four panels together end to end to form a closed square.

4.  Turn four panel square inside out and stitch top panel to all four edges. Clip corners. You can lightly press these seams to make crisp. 


5.  Stitch bottom panel to cube with right sides together, leaving a small gap to turn right side out so it looks something like this.


6.  Fill cube with filler through the small gap until it's as dense as you want it. I didn't want the door to bounce off my cube, so I left a little bit of give. Using needle and thread, slip stitch the seam closed. 
7.  DONE.

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  1. Nice! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:

  2. awesome! I need one too. Btw, have you noticed that picture shows 4 leather and 2 printed panels, not what diagram says?

    1. just read - you do know that! LOL

    2. Sorry about that! I made my diagram before I cut the fabric and realized I preferred more leather than fabric

  3. I was curious what kind of sewing machine you used for this project? My machine would probably not be able to do it! What kind do you have?

    1. I have a Janome machine that is really better suited to finer bridal fabrics, but when using denims or leather and upholstery, I make sure to use the strongest needle I can. The needles for leather and denim are really strong and make these projects much easier. Hope that helps.

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