DIY draft blocker
We’re all for the cooler weather months, but not when it follows us indoors! A few degrees of warmth make all the difference—and we love a craft that not only utilizes our creativity but also contributes to the greater good of the household!
You can make draft blockers for doors and for windows. Pick a medium to heavy weight fabric for durability and choose a fun pattern that matches your decor. Simply pin it, sew it and fill it—it’s as easy as 1-2-3. We just recommend that you have someone hold onto the draft blocker while you add the filling—or else you might end up with beans all over the floor!
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How to make a draft blocker
- tape measure or ruler
- ½ yard of medium- to heavy-weight fabric
- straight pins
- sewing machine
- large bag of poly-pellets, rice, beans or kitty litter
- Measure the width of your door (or window) then add 1½–2″ to the measurement. Our door measured 36″, so we cut the fabric to 38″.
- Fold fabric in half, inside out, and pin in place along the unfinished edges.
- Sew together using sewing machine, leaving one end open. Remove pins then flip fabric so the pattern is right side out.
- Fill draft blocker about 90% full using poly-pellets, rice, beans or kitty litter (kitty litter is probably the most cost effective). The easiest way to do this is to have someone hold the fabric while you use a funnel to fill it. Once 90% full, fold the open end of the fabric inward about half an inch, pin into place then sew closed.