As the nights draw in and we head into the colder months, it’s time to prepare your home for winter – especially if we have temperatures like last year! My house is an old Edwardian property, with single glazing, wooden floors and a serious amount of draughty gaps, so I’ve decided to start thinking about ways to keep the heat in, not only to make sure we’re cosy but also to try and save on energy.
The humble draught excluder is a fab and thrifty item that will be a huge help in this quest, and it’s so easy to make your own.
This little tutorial should only take a few hours to complete and will be to your own taste and preferred colour scheme. Get creative and add your own embellishments to make it a really unique item!
- A heavy cotton material (I got mine from Terrys Fabrics who do a great range)
- Brown paper or leftover wrapping paper
- Basic sewing kit; pins, measuring tape, needle, thread & scissors
- Sewing machine
- Toy stuffing
- Extra embellishments, I used mini vintage doilies and pom-pom trim