When I cut the indigo dyed linen to make my shibori cushion covers the other week I had a 20cm strip left. Which has been sitting on my dining table. Taking up space.
On Saturday morning I thought about turning it in to something. I briefly contemplated a patchwork cushion cover, maybe half linen, half dyed linen? But then, I have never made those pyramid doorstops before. And I need a doorstop myself.
So while the kids were still asleep and Clive was off bike riding I looked up ‘pyramid doorstop pattern’ on Pinterest, then got out some dark brown leather from my ‘leather and vinyl’ supply box, and went to work.
I cut a 16cm square for the bottom and then 4 triangles that were 16cm across the bottom and 16cm tall. I sewed the 4 triangles together, adding in the leather tab/handle. Then sewed the bottom square on, leaving a hole to turn the pyramid right side out, and stuff it.
I filled it with cushion stuffing, and then 2.5 cups of rice. Finally I sewed up the hole, and it was done.