Monday, 8 April 2013

The jean genie lives on his back!

Yup.  We have a Jean Genie  in the house (although in my mind, it's a girl).  She is talked to each morning as we come down the stairs, makes various journeys around the house by one or both tiny tikes and settles down for the night after the cat goes out.  I was going to add eyes and a nose but she frankly doesn't need 'em!
This quick fix was to help the draft but ended up really helping to deal with the upstairs window condensation issue we always have when it gets chilly.  Thinking about it, it makes sense that the drafty door was sucking in cold air to condense upstairs so this little gem is a great help!  It's so easy to do- I got the idea from "Super Scrimpers" tv show on channel 4.

  1. Cut the legs off an old pair of jeans (I needed both legs to make a super size one).
  2. If using both legs, you will need to re-stitch along the seam to make the legs straight.
  3. Turn inside out and stitch legs together.
  4. Turn back and press.
  5. Gather up some old towels and roll tightly.
  6. Stuff the tube (this takes longer than the rest of the project).
  7. Tie ends ribbon!
This took under an hour with the sewing machine and the ribbons mean that the towels can be reused!

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