SewingMake Your Own Draft Stopper

Make Your Own Draft Stopper

If your house is like mine and has doors that just aren’t as snug at the bottom as they used to be, make your own draft stoppers and block those chilly drafts this winter. We have added weather strips and adjusted them up and down but our house was built in the 40’s so nothing is really true anymore and blocking those drafts that have a tendency to blow across out toes in winter used to be a chore.

Make Your Own Draft Stopper

Then I saw this tutorial on making a draft stopper from Simple Life Mom and made a couple of these and last winter the drafts were tamed. I made 2 just like hers that go on the floor that is carpeted, they stay in place where the carpet is. We have another door that is on wood and the draft stopper was always moved out of place because it slid easily on the wood floor. What I did on that door was I made one of these three times as wide, sewed the middle third flat and then filled the two outsides. When it was done I was able to open the door and slide the sew flat side under the door and then when I close the door there is a draft stopper on both sides of the door and it is trapped in place.

Since it slides well on the wood I never need to pick it up to open the door or replace it after I close the door. I just leave it on the door and it slides with the door. Neat little craft to help you dodge the nipping at your toes.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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