Here’s a project perfect for this time of year when we’re looking for ways to block out the chilly winter weather. These can be used under doors or on window sills to stop cold drafts. They can be easily customized to fit any size you need and filled with a variety of materials: uncooked rice, dried beans, old rags, whatever you have on hand works just fine. Most of these tutorials are for sewing but I do have a a knitting and crochet pattern tucked in as well.
Critters: Sewn using women’s tights and filled with uncooked rice.
Snake: Sewing Tutorial, free pdf download. Filled with dry pinto beans, features an end finished with grosgrain ribbon.
DIY Twin Draft Dodger: The advantage to this draft dodger is that it fits snugly against both sides of the door and slides back and forth with the door when you open and close it.
Dog or Snake Excluder: This tutorial will show you how to make a basic sausage and embellish it as a snake. Dog (or dragon, cat, hippo, etc) features optional!
Hot Dog: Free pdf pattern download. Sausage Dog style with a cute pom-pom nose.
Gnome & Mushroom: Made with fabric and filled with beans, rice or other heavy stuffing. Instructions for knitting the mushroom and making the gnome included.
Knit Cat: Complete with floppy ears and long tail, handstitched face, filled with Poly Fiberfill or other stuffing.