How To Make A Draft Excluder

  • Course level: Beginner


In winter you want your home to feel cosy. However, blasting out the heating is not the cheapest or greenest way to stay warm. Blocking draughts from leaky doors can be a big help in keeping the heat where you want it.

But if you don’t happen to have a Napoleon cat or a sausage dog to hand, why not create your own draught excluder? They’re so easy to make, and you can craft one especially for the festive season – either for your own home or as a thoughtful handmade gift for family or friends.


This project has been taken from the National Trust website.

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1 Lessons

How To Make A Draft Excluder

How to exclude those drafts!

Materials Needed

  • Fabric: Cut to the length of your door frame and between 35-40cm wide.
  • Thread matching your fabric
  • Stuffing (why not use old laddered tights which can be re-cycled into great stuffing)

Tools and Implements Required/Recommended

  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle