Thursday, December 16, 2010

Making a Door Stopper

Our house is 109 years old, so it is drafty in places where there is no insulation. Especially in our pantry, where it's particularly cold. I decided to make a door stop to put on the bottom of our back door to try to stop the draft from coming in from the pantry. I'm not that good at sewing, so this is a simple project that I can handle since it's just straight seams.  I had some fabric in the house that I purchased a long time ago, and didn't have a use for.
I cut the fabric to fit the width of the door.  Then sewed up two sides.
To stuff the door stopper, I used old t-shirts and clothing that I don't wear anymore.  I figure it's a great way to recycle old clothes.
These are all the clothes I used to stuff in the door stopper.
Here is the new door stopper in action.  Not bad for stuff I had lying around the house.  And it's less drafty now!


  1. Wow, you are the only person I know who had a house older than ours.:) I think ours is somewhere in the 90 plus year old range. Love the door stop, what a great Idea.

  2. perfect!

    Was that a "word to your motherboard" shirt? That's so freaking funny!

  3. I love it! I had to laugh about you saying you aren't good at sewing. The reason I'm not, is because I have trouble doing anything in a straight line, including planting things. I should try that, and put some on my window sills. That's where we have cold air coming in.

  4. Nice job! Good way to use up old materials rather than throwing them away. Effective use, too!

  5. What a great idea. Even here in Sunny California we need one of those at the garage door - gotta go get out my sewing machine and rag bag!

  6. I did the same thing but filled mine with kitty litter!

  7. Wonderful attempt altogether and great discussion, as I am new to this so do not know much about it. But soon will learn and add value to this. Thanks for sharing it.


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