Yes, you can use a rubber band instead of making a cloth muffler. I won't judge you :-)! But the rubbing of the rubber band against the door frame makes a little scraping sound that I abhor. It sets my teeth on edge!
You will need:
Free printable template
2 Ponytail holders
Cotton fabric, enough for the outer template x 2
Felt, enough for the inner template
Use the template to cut out two outer template shapes. The beveled edge template was used in the pictures but I suggest you start with the curved edge. It's much easier to work with. The outer shapes on the template have tabs at the top. These tabs are a reminder to keep one side unsewn until you're ready to topstitch.
Place one shape, right side up. Place a ponytail holder on each end of the shape. Place the second shape, right side down.
Pin the ponytail holders into the shape. Less than one third of each ponytail holder length should be poking out.
Sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave an open space so you can flip the whole thing inside-out.
Snip off ponytail holders so that the edges line up with the rest of the muffler. Turn the whole thing inside-out.
Use a point turner or chopstick to push out the curves and corners. Iron.
Place the felt shape inside. Fold in the tabs.
Topstitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Place the ponytail holders around the door knobs. Ta-Da!
This is part three of the "Oh Baby!"collection. Click on the pictures (below) to see parts one and two, Contoured Burp Cloths and Mini Baby Burps (washcloths!). Both posts include a free printable template.
Contoured Burp Cloths
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