I was actually able to get some sewing done on my sewing day today!
I mentioned on the A Working Pantry Facebook group that my plan for today was to stitch up some draft dodgers and asked their input on what to use for stuffing. There were lots of suggestions and here is what I decided on ....
I recycled a valance curtain for the fabric. The fabric is sturdy, somewhat heavy, has a tight weave and is the right color ... perfect for this project.
I measured the area where the draft dodger would go, added an inch and a half for stitching purposes and set to work. It was so quick and easy to do!
What did I use for stuffing?
I used rice because that's what I had, snack baggies and empty plastic grocery bags. I filled the snack baggies half full of rice and stuffed one in the end of the tube. Then I stuffed an empty plastic grocery bag in next ... another rice bag ... another plastic grocery bag ... and so on until the tube was full. I did not stuff the tube tight as I wanted it to be pliable. It worked beautifully!
I made two and by using what I had on hand, the cost out of pocket was zero.
I also took the rest of the valance curtain and made a smaller valance curtain for a smaller window!
I was able to take care of two of our needs by re-purposing something I had on hand and a little work!