15+ Door Draft Stoppers, Dodgers & Snakes

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.

womansday.com
womansday.com
Knitted Stopper: Free knitting pattern (easy to make). Features yarn pom poms on either side. Stuffed with toy stuffing.

Critters: Sewn using women’s tights and filled with uncooked rice.

familyfun.go.com
familyfun.go.com
marthastewart.com
marthastewart.com
Draft Dodger: Free sewing tutorial, includes template download for the end pieces (circles).

Snake: Sewing Tutorial, free pdf download. Filled with dry pinto beans, features an end finished with grosgrain ribbon.

vonfrau.com
vonfrau.com
rhythmofthehome.com
rhythmofthehome.com
Patchwork: Sewing tutorial. Made with fabric scraps and filled with uncooked rice.

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.

inashoe.com
inashoe.com
katydiddys.blogspot.com
katydiddys.blogspot.com
Fabric: Fabric sewn with batting, dry beans or rice to fill. Features a nice fabric or ribbon loop on one end to hang 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!

craftycrafty.tv
craftycrafty.tv
designingvashti.blogspot.com
designingvashti.blogspot.com
Crocheted: Free pattern. Furry, lumpy, and feathery yarns are fantastic for draft snakes because the extra texture blocks drafts under the door the best.

Hot Dog: Free pdf pattern download. Sausage Dog style with a cute pom-pom nose.

craftstylish.com
craftstylish.com
instructables.com
instructables.com
Tree Branch Design: Sewing tutorial. This particular draft dodger looks like a tree branch with twigs and leaves and is sure to keep your drafts at bay.

Gnome & Mushroom: Made with fabric and filled with beans, rice or other heavy stuffing. Instructions for knitting the mushroom and making the gnome included.

kat-knits.blogspot.com
kat-knits.blogspot.com
sew4home.com
sew4home.com
Draft Buster: Stitch together assorted pieces of wool and stuff with filler material such as dried navy beans, peas or rice. Decorative ribbon ties on each end.

Knit Cat: Complete with floppy ears and long tail, handstitched face, filled with Poly Fiberfill or other stuffing.

simplicity.com
simplicity.com
hobbycraft.co.uk
hobbycraft.co.uk
Knitted Dog: Made with double knitting wool (2 x 50g balls), felt (for ears & patches), toy stuffing, embroidery wool and ribbon for the collar. Skill level marked as “Intermediate”.

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    • Nancy Laing
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    The door draft stoppers I used to make were actual stuffed animals with long legs and arms so you can hang it on the door knob when not in use, my mother keeps hers on her bed alond her pillows, she still has it. I made it 20 years ago and lost lost my patterns. if you can find patterns like this please let me know..

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