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« on: November 09, 2010 07:14:10 AM »

I live in a house built in 1957 and it's a little drafty.  So I decided to make a couple snake draft stoppers. Smiley

Each snake needs:
  • 1 piece of 41" x 8" tightly woven (cotton) fabric
  • 1 piece of felt cut into a tongue shape
  • 2 buttons
  • Filler (I used Arm & Hammer Natural Corn Kitty Litter - You may elect to use a different material, but make sure it has some weight to it).

NOTE: I used my basic sewing machine to sew the long seam and one end seam.  Then it died, so I hand-sewed the remaining seams.

Project Steps:
Step 1: Fold fabric in half, long side to long side, right side in
Step 2: Sew the long seam
Step 3: Sew one end seam
Step 4: Fold sewn end seam in half, hand sew (or if your machine can handle it, machine sew) straight seam

View 1 of end seam
View 2 of end seam

Step 5: Sew buttons on
Step 6: Fold bottom "lip" (where long seam stops at open end) down 3/4" inch
Step 7: Attach tongue with 4 stitches
Step 8: Fold corners of open end down and pin

View of folded corners

Step 9: Hand-sew seam long outer edge of fold

View of sewn seam

Step 10: Carefully turn snake right-side out
Step 11: Fill with filler material (using a funnel)
Step 12: Hand-sew mouth closed

Finished Project
Close up

Total time:  2 Hours (with hand-sewing); substantially less with good sewing machine.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010 07:18:43 AM by lizziaftw » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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