Create your own draught excluder

Picture of a selection of materials in bright colours with a pair of scissors

  • Difficulty
    easy
  • Cost
    < 50 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h

Introduction

Here’s our step by step guide to create a beautiful draught excluder for the perfect cosy home this winter, perfect for helping to reduce the heating bill and add some extra decoration to your home too.

You need
Tools
  • No tools needed
Utilities
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • pins
  • needle
Materials
  • fabric- length of your door frame + 35-40cm wide
  • stuffing
  • decoration- ribbons or buttons
  • thread
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 5

Measure out the fabric

You need: measuring tape, fabric- length of your door frame + 35-40cm wide

Measure out the fabric slightly longer than the door frame and 35-40cm wide using a measuring tape.

Then fold the fabric in half lengthways with the side of the fabric you want showing on the inside.

Step 2 5

Create an open tube

Pin down the length of your fabric and along one end to create an open tube, to ensure the fabric stays in place whilst stitching. Trim any excess fabric if required.

Step 3 5

Now time to sew

A picture of brightly coloured fabric with a needle and some colourful thread

Sew the pinned sides with a needle and thread or alternatively with a sewing machine. Remove the pins as you go but make sure to hold the fabric straight. Sew as closely to the corners as possible so that they look tidy once it is turned inside out

Step 4 5

Add the stuffing

Turn it inside out and then iron the fabric for a nice finish.

Next add in the stuffing. Once full carefully sew up the end by hand as neat as possible.

Step 5 5

Add the finishing touches

Now get creative and add the finishing touches to your draught excluder, using buttons, ribbons, or even add the family name for a personal feel.

Your draught excluder is now complete.