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!
--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
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.