Thursday, December 12, 2013

AlphabeThursday - D is for Door Sock


I was so excited to begin sewing with my new sewing machine I received for Chanukah.  No need to wait until Christmas, as Mom said.  I brought it home and moved my big wooden table into the spare room (which I proceeded to drop on my foot – ouch!)   This is going to be my new sewing room.  And a place to fold clothes, since it’s near the washer/dryer.


My first project: a door sock!  It’s also called a draft sock.  I was able to get everything going without too much difficulty; the sewing machine even has a automatic needle threader – I hated threading needles!


A door sock doesn’t cost much all in all.  What you need: some leftover fabric/sweater/clothes, popcorn, a pair of socks, thread and needle.  For the stuffing, I used a sweater that I was going to give to Goodwill and some cheap popcorn I bought at Target. 


It's so easy!  Measure the length of your door, fold the fabric in half, cut at about 5" from the fold.  Sew two seams into a tube shape, fill it up, sew it close, and cover the tube with the socks. 


I was making this first door sock for my drafty bathroom window, but it ended up being too long.  So I put it in one of the windows of my workshop.  Can you see it resting on the top of the lower window?  It’s actually quite bright in this room in the afternoon.  And the sun finally came out.  Look at all that snow outside?
    

This is what the finished product looks like.  My sewing table is quite full already.  I’ll have to get some shelving or something to organize all my new fabric I'll be buying!  


Come and visit Ms. Jenny’s “Off on my Tangent” and see what other words were chosen for the Letter D.

14 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

Congratulations on your first sewing project!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful new present and being so creative ~ 'draft dodger' ~ we all could use one in this chilling weather ~ Great post for D ~ thanks, carolxxx

Cathy Kennedy said...

Nice looking sewing machine. Oooo, I see all kinds of white stuff out your window. No wonder you need a door/window sock to keep the chill out. It's a nippy 30° here this morning. I'm already screaming for spring to hurry back. lol Enjoy your new present!

edenhills said...

Congrats on the new machine! I really need a new one before I can do any sewing. That sock is great!

Granny-Guru said...

Love this. We got a couple for Christmas a few years ago and they are so helpful!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Yeah for new sewing machines. I sew a lot now that I have a designated sewing room. You will too.
Have fun
Nicole/Beadwright

jeannettestgermain said...

The sewing machine is a great gift, for it's sooo practical! Never seen a door sock before, but it's a great idea to keep the draft out!

Abby / Linda said...

great project! Nice job!

Rose Clearfield said...

Congrats on finishing your first sewing project! I look forward to seeing what you make next.

Gattina said...

I thought it was a snake climbing up your window, lol ! What a sophisticated sewing machine, with an automatic needle threader !
I have never sewed anything in my whole life, lol !

Linda Blatchford said...

Happy Sewing. A door sock can also be used along your front door to keep out the drafts.

Love the pics and tutorial.

Esther Joy said...

I need one of those for the side door that goes out of my garage!

Memories for Life said...

Congrats on completing your first sewing project! I bet there will be many more to come!

Jenny said...

OUCH... I hate when I drop something on my foot...

That turned out to be a darling door sock though!

Delightful post for the letter "D"!

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