REPOSTED FROM: How to Make a Draft Stopper | eHow.com
Doors do not always fit in the frame properly, especially after a house settles. This improper fitting leaves cracks in the bottom of the door, allowing cold air to creep in in winter or hot air to make your airconditioner work harder in summer. Both situations make you spend more on your utility bills. You can easily make a draft stopper or snake to place next to the crack underneath the door to stop the drafts from coming into your house.
Things You’ll Need
- ½ yard of canvas
- Sewing machine
- Buy a decorative piece of canvas fabric. Use heavyweight, tightly woven home décor fabric if you cannot find any canvas that matches the room for which you are making the draft stopper.
- Cut the canvas to measure 40 inches (or the width of your door if it is different) by 8 inches. Cut two 10-inch in diameter circles in the canvas as well.
- Set your sewing machine stitch length to 1 to make smaller than normal stitches.
- Fold the long piece of fabric in half lengthwise with the right sides of the fabric together. Sew along the long side of the fabric to make a long tube. Sew down the side again to reinforce.
- Insert one of the circles into one end of the tube matching up the right sides of the fabric and the raw edges. Pin in place. Sew in place. Trim off any excess fabric from the cut circle. Sew around the circle again to ensure tight stitches.
- Turn the whole tube right side out. Use a funnel to fill the tube with sand.
- Pin the other. remaining circle onto the end of the tube, making sure to fold under the raw edges. Use pins to hold in place. Sew all the way around the edge of the circle two times to close up the tube.
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