Friday, September 28, 2012

DIY Double Sided Door Draft Stopper

Boy, try saying that again really fast - 
DIY Double Sided Door Draft Stopper.

That is a mouthful.

But it is such a cool thing....you will see.

It is not only a draft stopper.  It is a noise muffler and a light stopper.  So, when you have kids sleeping and you don't want light and noise going under the door.......

But the best thing about it is that it opens and shuts with the door.  There is no stumbling over it when the door is open.  It doesn't make noise.  You never lose it.  It is lightweight.  It is cute.

It's a winner.



Start with some cute fabric.




Cut 2 strips 9 inches wide and 2 inches longer than the door you want to muffle.



Sew a quarter inch seam around the 2 long sides and one short side, to make it one long tube.

Turn it right side out and press.

There are different sizes of pipe covers.  You can buy them in Walmart for just a few dollars.  Cut them a little shorter than the width of the door.  You still want to be able to open and close the door.

You want to be able to slide the tubes inside the cute sleeve you just made.  You can slide them in now to see where to put the seams to hold them in there.



Measure and sew the pockets along the length.  You will have a pocket on each side for the tubes and a flat part in the middle.  That is where you will slide it under the door.



Then slide those babies in.



Fold the open end in a quarter inch or so and sew it with your machine to give it a nice finished look.  You may have a few inches to fold in depending on the door you want to use it on.  Just cut off what you don't need.




You are done!


So perfect.  

Now open and close your door a few times and listen to the quiet.

7 comments:

  1. Great idea! I found your tute via http://scrapatches.blogspot.com/
    and shared your tute to my Facebook page and Pinterest!
    https://www.facebook.com/www.FabricsNQuilts/posts/798208250193876?stream_ref=10

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  2. oh what a simple and easy guide to DIY draft stopper for doors!
    can I put a link in my humble recent post about draft stoppers here? take care!))
    http://savvy-technician.blogspot.com/2015/02/draft-stopper-for-doors-easy-way-to.html

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  3. oh what a simple and easy guide to DIY draft stopper for doors!
    can I put a link in my humble recent post about draft stoppers here? take care!))
    http://savvy-technician.blogspot.com/2015/02/draft-stopper-for-doors-easy-way-to.html

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  4. These are fantastic! So easy to make and they work! Our house is all skewed since the earthquakes and our doors seem to be higher with big gaps underneath. Thank you so much for posting this

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