Do you ever see a project and immediately think you need to make it. It was make at first sight when I saw this pattern. The pattern is “Double Sided Draft Stopper” by Kerri Williams of Rosalee’s Room published in Handmade magazine Vol. 34 No. 11
Currently I have a draft stopper behind my front door which gets caught under the door each time you open it and my first thought up I’ll replace that one with this fantastic double sided draft stopper that as you open the door it moves with the door. I then discovered a more pressing area that needed a draft stopper… my bathroom. A draft comes right under the door and is very noticeable coming into Winter. Bathrooms are wet areas so I decided to get some Ripstop from Sew Boxes and make the draft stopper from that. Ripstop is a bonded PVC that is waterproof, perfect for bathrooms.
I have never worked with any type of fabric like this before and this was the perfect project to try it out on as the pattern is very easy to follow and make. The Ripstop was a little slippery but not uncontrollable. Right sides together didn’t stick to each other like I thought they would. I used wonderclips instead of pins to hold the pieces in place. I couldn’t imagine pinning it as you would bend all your pins plus loose the waterproofness if you weren’t in your seam allowance. Sew Boxes is having a fabric sale at the moment ending on Monday night. I have purchased more Ripstop to make Christmas gifts after discovering how it easy it is to use.
This took me maybe 2 hours max from start to finished item under the door. That’s a very quick project. It is a brilliant idea. To be honest draft stoppers can be trip hazards but because this attached to the door it isn’t in the way. This project would be a fantastic gift for the elderly or disabled or for anyone who can’t bend down to place the draft stopper into position.