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!
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