It is currently Baby Season in the family! It seems like every time I log onto Facebook another cousin or family member is pregnant or giving birth… it’s so exciting! I'm still out of work due to my back injury, so I'm trying to stay busy with crafting and cooking, etc... anything to keep myself from getting into a slump. So the other day I went to a handful of stores looking at baby gifts to get inspired. I found a few ideas, but the most clever gift idea I found was a door jammer (which of course I forget to take a picture of). It’s a piece of fabric that slips over the door handles and covers the door latch, preventing door slamming and clicking when babies are sleeping! Brilliant!
So, I did a little examining… and I think I can replicate this genius thing on a dime.
What you will need:
- Cotton batting
- 2 hair elastics
- Fabric - You can absolutely dig in your scrap pile for this project!
- Index card for template
- The usual suspects: Iron, sewing machine, thread, scissors
Step 1: Cut out your fabric. Use the Index card as a template and cut out two pieces of fabric the size of the index card with a half inch to one inch border (doesn’t have to be exact, it’s just to create a nice finished edge).
Step 2: Fold and iron edges of each rectangle of fabric around index card, finishing the edges. I won't lie, this fold took me about an hour to figure out, after I realized that a simple square fold didn't look too fantastic haha.
Step 3: Cut out a piece of batting the size of your index card. Place this piece of batting in one of the pieces of fabric, tucking it under the folds.
Step 4: Sew folds down on each piece of fabric by sewing around edge of fabric piece, leaving approximately 1/4 inch seam. (see picture above)
Step 5: With one fabric right side down, place two hair elastics on each end. Cover with second piece of fabric in a “sandwich”. Iron.
I hope the new moms in the family will enjoy these!
Happy Crafting :) Thanks for stopping by!