I have been reminded lately of how drafty our house was last winter so I decided to make a...
Beard warmer? Also known as a draught excluder. I had a look up on google to see how people made them and couldn't believe it when I found a designer draught excluder being sold for over £100 -eek! This is much much cheaper...and the fabric is so much nicer. Anyway, I started to use a pattern but it wouldn't have been very chunky (surely an essential element of being a draught excluder)...so here's my version...
What you need:
Some form of stuffing: I used hollowfibre filling but have seen rice, polystyrene balls and cat litter also recommended
1) Before measuring the fabric, iron it to remove any creases.
3) Fold the fabric in half length ways with the right sides facing. Pin together along the edges.
|Here's mousey at work|
5) Now you need to turn the tube the right way out and fill it with the stuffing.
6) Now to secure the opening. I pulled out my trusty martha stewart book and looked up how to slip stitch.
Pull the thread tight and secure again with a back stitch.
Then place by chosen door and enjoy many cosy nights in, free from draughts :)