Block Those Breezy Windows With This Draft Stopper

Diply 9 Oct 2018

One thing you can say for sure about the wind is that if it can find a way inside, it will.

And if your home has even the slightest cracks or openings along your windows or doors, the wind will make your home feel drafty and drive up your energy bills.

But with this cute, cozy draft stopper, you can put an end to the wind's reign of cold terror.

Gather up your materials, and let's howl with the wind!

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To begin, cut your fabric so that it's the length of your window and about 8 inches wide.

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Find a fabric that matches your decor so that it'll look extra nice when it's keeping the cold air out around your window.

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Fold your fabric in half lengthwise so that the pattern is on the inside. 

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Sew along the long side, leaving about a two-inch gap in the middle. You'll need the gap so that you can stuff your stopper with whatever filling you prefer.

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Cut two circles the same diameter as your tube of fabric.

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Use a bowl as a pattern for your circles, and trace around the bowl using the Sharpie. These pieces will become the ends of your stopper.

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Pin the circles in place at the end of your fabric tube, and then, sew them to attach them to the stopper.

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Make sure that the pattern side faces into the tube so it will be facing the right way when you turn everything right-side out.

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Repeat with the other circle on the other side of the stopper.

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Once everything is sewn in place, flip your tube of fabric inside out so that the pattern side now faces out. Use the two-inch hole you left to turn everything right-side out, being careful not to rip your seams.

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Using a funnel, fill your draft stopper with rice or even cat litter.

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The more dense and heavy the material, the better it will stay in place by your drafty window and block any breeze trying to make its way inside.

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Sew up the two-inch opening using an invisible ladder stitch.

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Now you're ready to keep winter's winds outside where they belong.

Check out the how-to video at the top of the article to see each step in action!

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