I live in a lovely old house with beautiful large windows. It’s a pity though that they aren’t double glazed. Whenever it’s windy outside one can feel the draught coming through the chinks of the window frame, especially on those typical cold autumn days. On days like that, a draught excluder cushion comes in handy. Whenever it is cold, dark and windy outside an African wax print draught excluder cushion is nice to look at and will definitely cheer things up a bit. To make one doesn’t take a lot of effort.
- wax print fabric of choice
- measuring tape
- sewing machine
- a pair of scissors
- stuffing (polyester fiber filling)
Measure your fabric and cut it out. The cushion exists out of only one big piece of fabric (I used one piece of fabric that is 35 cm x 94 cm / 14″ x 37″). Cut out the piece of measured fabric.
Spread out the cut fabric on a flat surface with the right side facing up. Fold your fabric in half so that the right side is on the inside (now it’s the wrong side that is facing up). Create a big tube by sewing a seam on the long side of the folded fabric. Also, sew a seam on one of the ends of the tube. Leave one end open so that it can be used as an opening for the stuffing.
Now you have a big tube which has one opening at the end. Turn the big tube inside out.
Fill the tube with a generous amount of stuffing.
Make sure that the tube is filled with enough stuffing so that it is full and nicely shaped.
Now the tube is fully stuffed. The final step is to close the opening. Sew it with the sewing machine or like I did with thread and needle.
There you have it! A wax print draught excluder cushion fully stuffed and ready to decorate the windowsill.
I’m really satisfied with the way it came out.