This is a guest post by Brooke of Killer B Designs.
According to my pediatrician, I have a “wakeful baby,” which is a euphemism for a demon child who hates sleep and loves to wake up all night and scream at me. Okay, so it’s been getting a bit better, but it seems like she has supersonic hearing and knows the second I turn the doorknob when I need to check on her. So I decided to take on a little project I’ve seen all over Pinterest and the blogosphere and make a Door Latch Cover for Charlie’s room! It literally took five minutes to whip up, and was made entirely from scraps, which is right up my alley! Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make one of your own:
• 2 fabric scraps, measuring 5″ long by 2.5″ wide
• spare hair tie (the thick kind)
• batting or thicker center fabric
1) Cut two fabric scraps at 5″ long by 2.5″ wide. I chose matching green and pink dotted fabrics, because I wanted it to be reversible.
2) Cut your hair tie in half
3) Layer your fabric with the batting down first, then one layer of nice fabric right side up. Pin your hair tie pieces to each layer, leaving a small tail. Try to leave as little as possible so it will fit around your knob.
4) Lay your second layer of fabric over the first right side down, so they’re together.
5) Sew a 1/4″ seam, leaving about an inch and a half gap to flip it right side out. Flip it out and make sure your corners are flat.
6) Flip under the open edges, and sew a 1/4″ topstitch seam all the way around, closing the gap. That’s it, you’re done!
Now just pull your hair tie halves over both knobs and you have a stealthy new entry into the baby’s room ;)
I’m so glad I gave this a try, because it’s going to make a great gift for all the upcoming baby showers I have this fall! The best part is being able to customize the fabrics and colors to match their decor. And if you’re short on hair ties, you could easily use ribbon or velcro to attach it to the knobs.