Let sleeping dogs lie… I expect the same rule applies to sleeping babies. In preparation for our first baby I thought it would be a good idea to make the noisy metal latch on my nursery room door quieter. It doesn’t remove the sound of the door closing completing because you can still hear the sound of the actual door hitting the stopper around the frame, but the metal-on-metal noise is no longer there.
It was pretty simple. I did make this pattern design myself so it’s not perfect and if you have a unique door or level handles you may need to adjust it a little.
Supplies You Will Need:
- 2-pieces of 5″ by 2.5″ fabric
- Matching thread
- 1-piece of 5″ by 2.5″ low batting
- 2-pieces of 1/8-inch Elastic, 2.5″ long
- Needle (optional)
Directions for Quieting Your Nursery Room Door Tutorial:
Cut two 5×2.5-inch pieces from your fabric. Cut one 5×2.5-inch piece from batting. Cut two 2.5-inch strips from your elastic.
Place batting against wrong side of one of your fabric pieces. Place the other piece of fabric, right side, against the fabric and batting combo. It should look this:
Start your sewing on a narrow end, placing one-piece of elastic in position before beginning. Place elastic with loop INSIDE your layers between the piece of batting and the piece of fabric with right-side facing in. You should have about 1/2-inch of both elastic ends sticking out of your layers. Sew your layers together with about an 1/8-inch seam. When sewing over elastic, go back-and-forth a couple times to really give it a good hold.
Continue sewing around layers and repeat the placing-elastic steps on the other narrow end. Stop sewing about 2.5-inches from where you started.
Cut elastic overlap flush with layers. Turn layers right-side-out. Now your loops should show on the outside on either end. You will close the layers with an invisible stitch or with a top stitch. That’s up to you; I used an invisible stitch with a needle and thread for this tutorial.
It’s not perfect but it’s works like a charm! I hope it works just as well for you! Enjoy! And leave me a comment if you have any questions.