Well ever since I saw Me and My Shadow’s home made door stop how to a few weeks ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of converting a pair of old (crazy) trousers that belong to The Englishman’s youth into a Scottie door stop. Dog patterns were surprisingly hard to find. Free dog patterns even harder. So I browsed some old toy making books I have from goodness knows where, looked at Scottie Door Stops available for purchase online and fiddled mine own pattern and instructions. We have lots more fun Dog DIY Ideas for you to check out.
Our little Scottie
I shared my finished Scottie Door Stop and asked whether you wanted the pattern. Yes you did. One lovely reader, even tested it for me. And YAY it works just fine (and wasn’t just a fluke on my part).
So I retraced my pattern and scanned it. And you are more than welcome to download it for free!
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**REMEMBER TO ADD a 5-10mm sewing allowance** and to “nip” your seems at the pointy bits, so it easier to turn the fabric right side round**
AND another tip: remember the “side of the dog” needs to be cut onces, then flipped over and cut again – so you have two pieces of fabric facing opposite directions!
Please note: I am not a graphic designer, nor am I competent in editing skills, so the pattern itself, is ahem, mediocre in scanning quality – sorry – but it works JUST FINE to make lovely Dog Door Stops!
Please note 2: I only started sewing 2 years or so ago. I am not a pattern creator or writer, nor am I a skilled sewer…. which means, I fiddled what I did. I have shared HOW I sewed our door stop, but you may find a cleverer way of doing so. When my lovely reader tested it, she agreed with my “methodology”. See the last page in the PDF for the “assembly”.
So. For you. For fun. To sew!