DIY Baby Nursery Door Jammer
Ever have the feeling you've somehow been living under a rock? It happens to me multiple times a day usually when I'm learning about the newest app or game from a 1st grader, but it could just as easily be about some new parenting technique that sounds rational, healthy and doable. I like to think of myself as a lifelong learner, folks! So when I discovered the utility and popularity of a baby nursery door jammer to silence the squeaks and cracks of old (or new) doors, I had to try it out myself.
Here's a sew easy baby nursery door jammer that won't take you more than 20 minutes including the embroidery time. I don't want to overdo it, but this could be an heirloom piece. Yours! Not mine, I mean! This classic old school technique of the door jammer to silence squeaky doors can also be useful as a polite warning to those who may want to be noisy near the nursery - a real no-no for a happy family. What's more is that this particular design would be a great Valentine for a mommy and daddy-to-be!
Here's what you'll need for your sew easy baby nursery door jammer:
- Bit of burlap
- Bit of felt
- Bit of jute rope or ribbon (a yard is plenty)
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Pinking sheers
- Stick pins
- Sewing machine (or can easily do by hand with needle and thread)
Here's how you'll make your own sew easy baby nursery door jammer:
Start by setting up your sewing machine. Now measure or approximate (if a gift) your door width from knob to know. Standard measurements will be between 6-7". Determine how large you want your door jammer and cut your burlap and felt to size.
Floss your embroidery needle and embroider your 'Shh' or other fun message on your burlap. Try: quiet, baby; sleep baby; baby at rest; baby asleep. Or opt for a heart, angel wings, animal, smile with closed eyes and eyelashes - possibilities are endless!
Pin your burlap layer to your felt.
Now place and pin your jute rope (1 side a loop and 1 side two open pieces as seen on the bow tied side of the image - left side) on either side of your door jammer on the felt and burlap layers.
Sew a seam around your layers in a coordinating thread.
That's it! You're done and ready to silence the door for baby to enjoy a peaceful haven in the nursery. Sleep tight, all.