Door Muffler for Baby's Room!

Make your own door muffler with this free printable template! Featured at sewing.craftgossip.com! :-)


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

Door Muffler by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable 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.

Door Muffler by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable Template!

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!

Door Muffler by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable Template!

Door Muffler by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable Template!



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 Cloth by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable template!
Contoured Burp Cloths
Mini Baby Burp by Muslin & Merlot. Free printable template!
Mini Burps


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14 comments:

  1. i love this for the practicality but also ... how cute to have a door muffler to match the nursery! such a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I'm a big fan of coordinating items :-).

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  2. These look great! What a useful and fun craft for this weekend for my little girl :)

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  3. I love this idea! My best friend will be having a baby this summer so I'll have to make one of these for her! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Great idea!! My daughter slept so lightly when she was little, any little noise would wake her up! I've linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-door-muffler/2014/03/23/
    --Anne

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    1. Anne, you are fantastic. I appreciate this so, so much! Thank you!

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  5. I can't wait to try this! My sister-in-law just hit the second trimester so I have a little time. ;) Thank you for sharing :) I will definitely link to you when I post my attempt, in what I hope is the near future! I'm still learning the basics ;)

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    1. Ooh, excited to see the results! Be sure to let me know if you run into any trouble :-).

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  6. What a great idea, I'm sure they last longer than rubber bands and they are much prettier, too! Pinned

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  7. haha, I attempted this! I will likely attempt it again as a improve my sewing skills. Until then, you might get a laugh at my attempt to make this! ;)

    http://mysewcalledadventure.com/2014/03/31/renovations-painting-and-sewing/

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    1. I loved it! You did a great job! Thank you so much for giving me ideas on how to improve this tutorial :-).

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