So I decided to look for some patterns for them .
Then I remembered the cool neck -tie snakes I used to help the kindergarten kids sew up.
I have some cool silk ties I could not pass up from the thrift store ?They were 50 cent a piece !
hum I could try that?
Any way I looked for the Doll patterns and found several ideas . Dolls , lambs , snakes and more. I will add a few places to check out later .
I think I am going to go make a snake .
I went and grabbed a tie and snipped the thread down to the tag of tie.
If you know me you know I try to reuse ,recycle and Upcycle what ever I can . So instead of using the loose quilting filler I have used in the past I used some foam packaging sheet I saved.
Here a trick : I used a curtain rod ,wrapped the corner of the foam sheet ( about 4ft long 6 inches wide ) around end of the rod and shoved the foam though the other end. Held the foam tight at the tail and pulled the rod back out.
The main thing is to stuff it with something that will be flexible but block air. I have read of folks using sand as filling too.
Remember Most of my pics You can click to make larger if needed.
|Yes for the record I know a snake has a forked tongue but I was trying to do this quick .|
You can cut off the tail of these for cheap small snake for window draft blockers too.
Next to try a doll...
Let me know if You try this. Send me a picture and I will post it here too. Have fun !
Here is 1 for a rabbit
here's the basic pattern on how to make the Draft Stoppers