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Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Roseanne Carrara at The Lunchbox Season

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Keeping Out the Cold with a Draft Dodger Hacked from an Ikea Table Runner





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Keeping out the cold with a Draft Dodger hacked from an Ikea table runner

Materials: 

An Ikea table runner like this Tudi model
sewing machine – the Ikea one will work fine here!
thread
scissors
several kilograms of dried rice or beans
measuring cup
wide-mouthed funnel or a wide-mouthed paper cone, taped shut

Method

Draft-Dodger-Visual-DIY

1. Fold the table runner in half.
2. Sew a long seam [or a double seam] two inches from the hem of the runner, leaving a 3 to 4-inch opening towards one end of the runner.
3. Trim the excess fabric off with scissors.
4. Option 1: Sew a straight seam with a 1 to 2-inch seam allowance on either end of the runner
4. Option 2: Sew a straight seam with a 1 to 2-inch seam allowance 1/4 of the length of the entire width from the top down and 1/4 of the length of the entire width from the bottom up of the runner on each end. Press into a +plus+ shape and sew the other two edges each 1/4 of the width of the runner. [Depicted in the DIY below.]
5. Turn the tube inside out via the 3 to 4 inch opening you’ve left along the length of the tube.
6. Use the funnel or a paper cone and fill with rice and or beans. [You might want to stand up for this. It gets pretty heavy!]
7. Carefully sew up the open hole.
8. Place finished draft dodger against the crafty door and enjoy the newfound warmth!

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One Response to Keeping Out the Cold with a Draft Dodger Hacked from an Ikea Table Runner

  1. Ana says:

    It would be good to fix it because when you are not at home you may need to keep warm the house as well… How can you fix it? I don’t want to damage the door with glue and those things….

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