Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern

Scotty Dog Doorstop PatternFix that annoying door that is always drifting shut with this cute Scotty dog doorstop pattern. A handmade doorstop is a quick and easy thing to make and can be filled with uncooked rice, sand or dried beans. You can make it to coordinate with the fabrics in your room or use a bright funky fabric to make it a feature.

To make this doorstop pattern you will need

 

1 Cut out the fabric

Cut out the fabric pieces using the templates. Note – the templates need to be enlarged by 200%. You can do this on your home printer using the settings in the print dialog box.

2 Make the dog

Attach the gusset to the head. With right sides facing, match up and pin the ears (point A) of gusset to the ears on the head, nose (point B) to nose and back of head (point C) and pin. Stitch together.

Stitch together both sides of the underbelly, but leave a gap of about 5cm (2in) to allow you to insert the filling later.

Match up and pin points D and E of the underbelly to the main body. Stitch together.

Match up both sides of the main body and stitch together, leaving the feet open.

Pin and attach the feet gussets to the feet – this will give you a firm base for your doorstop to stand on.

3 Fill the doorstop

Turn right side out and stuff. Start filling by inserting the polyester filling into the ears, head and tail. Continue to fill until about half full. This wadding will help the dog to retain its shape. Fill the remainder of the body and the feet with the dried pulses. Slip stitch the opening closed.

To finish, sew on buttons for the eyes and a nose. Tie a pretty bow round the dog’s neck.

Note: If you only use dried pulses all the filling will fall to the bottom and the doorstop will lose its shape.

Scotty Dog Doorstop Pattern
You don’t have to spend a lot to create these cute doorstops. The grey one was upcycled from an old grey sweatshirt!

This pattern was excerpted from Make It and Mend It: 30 ideas to make, bake, sew and grow.

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