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an upcycled owl doort stop holding open a bedroom door

Upcycled Sock Owl Door Stop

Jane and Sonja
Turn an old pair of wool socks into an adorable little hoot homemade door stop with this simple sewing tutorial.
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  • Wool Socks
  • Polyester Batting
  • 4-6 cups Uncooked beans or rice
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Scrap fabric lightweight woven material
  • Felt sheet in white
  • 2 Wood buttons we used our driftwood buttons


  • Cut two rectangular shapes out of a piece of scrap fabric, approximately 6” long x 4” wide.
  • Sew the sides of the rectangles together leaving one side unstitched.
  • Turn the piece inside out so the seam allowance flips to the inside.
  • Pour the uncooked beans or rice inside.
  • Stitch the opening closed.
  • Cut the feet off the socks and discard the feet.
  • Cut along the length of the tube socks.
  • Open the cut tubes so they are flat and align the pieces with the right sides together.
  • Cut a “V” shape at the top of the socks.
  • Stitch along the sides to sew pieces together and stitch along the “V”.
  • Turn the stitched owl right side out.
  • Fill with polyester batting.
  • Add the filled pouch to the bottom of the owl.
  • Using a hand needle and thread stitch the bottom of the owl closed, enclosing the batting and bean pouch inside.
  • Trace two large circles on to a sheet of felt.
  • Cut the circles out and stitch the buttons into the center.
  • Hand sew the circle shapes (buttons) on to the felt owl.
Keyword diy, upcycle
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