There is nothing worse than getting home on a winters evening to a house that is full of drafts and colder inside than out. It’s a time of year when you want your house to feel all cosy and draught free.
You can whack up the heating (expensive) or you can also try the greener approach.
Draught excluders can help in a big way to keep the heat in the room without putting strain on the boiler. Simple to make and you probably already have all the materials you need to pull it together – an old cardigan, jumper or blanket.
Let’s imagine, like me, you don’t have a sewing machine….not a problem, all you need is a needle and cotton.
First, you will need your material to be slightly longer than the door frame and roughly 35 cm wide (just longer than a standard ruler).
Fold your fabric in half lengthways. At this point your might want to pick a side you want on show and make sure that is on the inside of the fold.
Now, sew along one end and the long seam (if you have pins, pin it to stop the fabric moving around whilst you sew). Sew as close to the corners as you can, you want them to look neat and tidy.
Turn your tube inside out (you should now see the side of fabric you want on show).
Now grab your stuffing – this is something you probably have already, we line our delivery boxes with Woolcool, a fantastic product that is so versatile. Wool is one of the most sustainable natural materials but it just gets better…stuffing draught excluders, lagging pipes or keeping picnics cool (very hard to think about right now….).
When your tube is full, sew up the end being as neat as possible – this will be on show.
That’s it….you are now done and have a toasty warm room with no draughts. Time to cuddle up in front of the fire with a winter meal.