{Step-by-Step Sewing} DIY Double Sided Draught Stop!

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Isn't this just the coolest idea ever! Our internal garage opens into our open plan kitchen/dining/living room so there's gotta be some heat escaping from somewhere around that door and that's heat I could be enjoying right now with it starting to get really cold.

What you will need:
1x Foam Pool Noodle (yep! - try finding one in the middle of Winter, not so easy!)
Cotton Fabric (measurements below)
Sewing Pins
Sewing Machine
Matching Thread

Along with some of my other tutorials, this 'pattern' is one have created myself after seeing a photo of one of these Double Sided Door Stops online so as always, if you find an even easier way to do any portion of this tutorial, be sure to let others know in the comments below!

  • Cut your fabric using the following measurements. Length = 29" (74cm) - This will lay across the floor in front on your door so make sure, if you're material is patterned, its facing the right way around. Width = 23" (58.5cm)
  • To start, along the short, side pieces of your rectangle fabric, fold in a seam of 1/2" (1.27cm). Pin and sew
  • Next, with the good side of your fabric facing inwards, fold in half, long edge to long edge
  • Pin and sew using your machine footer as the guide for the seam width
  • Place your arm through the tube you've just created and pull the fabric the right way out
  • Lay this on your table top, with the joining seam in the middle of the underside
  • From each side, measure in 4.5" (11.5cm) and make a mark or pin
  • This should leave you with a channel in the middle of 2" (6cm) wide
  • Sew along these lines
  • Then, sew across the small opening at the end of each channel
  • Cut your foam pool noodle into two pieces of 28" each (71cm)
  • Slide these into each of the side pockets you've created and they should be fit snugly within
  • Lastly, we want to cover up the foam we can see at the end of each door stop
  • Cut large squares of matching fabric and press into the centre of the hollow foam tube and tuck the remaining edges in behind the outer edge
  • And that's it! You've just created your very own, double sided door stop. Simply open the door you wish to use it on, slide the middle channel beneath the door and the foam tubes will sit neatly on either side with no need to kick your door stop back into place each and every time you open the door. It will simply slide with it! Simple.

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