Draft Cover Tutorial

9 Mar

This winter was brutal! Freezing rain and wind. I’ve mentioned it before, a co-worker of mine *GAVE* me a (BRAND NEW) sewing machine the day before 3 consecutive snow days. AH-mazing. So I got busy and made some draft covers for my brother in law’s cold, drafty apartment (and then I’m making some for me!). Please note: these are for METAL doors… our apartments have metal doors…yay…
 
Supplies you’ll need:
1 yrd quilted fabric (color of choice)
1 scrap fabric (oh come on, you know you have some laying around! if not, just buy those $1 sqaures at JoAnn’s. You really don’t need much)
5 magnets
 
I measured our door (should be standard right?… you never know with apartment doors) and cut both the quilted fabric and insulbright to 1 inch larger than door.
 
Taking the quilted fabric, I measured out every 3 inches along the wrong side and made a little mark with a pen.
 
I cut five 1 inch squares of my scrap fabric. Taking one at a time, i sewed 3 sides of the scrap square to the wrong side of the quilted fabric

 

 
 
Then, leaving the needle in the fabric and lifting the leg- I slipped a magnet into the pocket followed by sewing the pocket shut.
 
I repeated that step for the other 4 magnets. I took the insulbright material, and with the shiny side down, sewed it (just one straight stitch down the middle) to the quilted fabric (same piece as magnets) wrong side up.
 
Just like you would a pillow, I sewed the two insulbright quilted pieces, right side together – but leaving one short end open to flip it right side out.
Flip it right side out, and sew the last end shut.
Attach the magnets to the metal apartment door and you’ve got the top draft cover!

 

 

5 Responses to “Draft Cover Tutorial”

  1. shopannies March 18, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    something needed might as well be pretty as well love the job you did now to make something like it for my home as well

  2. MessyMissy March 18, 2011 at 4:18 am #

    Nice job!! Thanks linking up to A Marvelous Mess!!
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com

  3. Naturally Me Creations March 19, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    What a useful idea! 🙂

    Tnx for linking this up at my party this weekend!

  4. Christina @ It's a Keeper March 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Another great project! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Rhinestone Beagle March 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Great idea. I could have used some of these in my apartment days.

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