Friday, October 17, 2014

DIY Door Jammer

I made a few door jammers when my first son was born over 4 years ago. Being a first time mom, we tip toed around him all the time. I don't know if he was just a "hard" baby or what but he didn't sleep well. In fact, he didn't sleep through the night until he was 1.5 years old. Every time we slowly closed the door, he would still wake with the tiniest noise! UGH! Anyway, luckily my 2nd son was an "easy" baby and slept very well. There was no need for door jammers. In fact, I have already lost them.

Now that I'm not sleeping again with a new baby boy, I desperatly need door jammers. Why? Well, he sleeps okay but my oldest (sounds like a trouble maker?) always barges into the room and scares the crap out of me. My heart is racing and ready to jump out of my chest. What time is it? It's 2 in the morning... "Go back to bed honey, come back when it's light out. It's almost morning" Yeah right, but he doesn't know that! "Close the door gently please" and BAM!!! It's like he's doing it on purpose! Haha

This morning I was on a mission to make a few door jammers for all of our doors. It's not only my son who slams the door. My husband closes it very loudly too (we won't say slam since he's an adult). It was a quick project. Probably quicker if I didn't stop to take photos. hehe

  • Fabric - 2 pieces cut into 4 x 5.5 inches
  • Batting - Same size 4 x 5.5 inches
  • Scissors/Rotary Cutter
  • Chopsticks/Stick - To push corners out
  • Elastic - I used hair bands
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine/Thread


Place your 2 fabric pieces right side together with batting piece on bottom.

The batting will be on the bottom so it's easier to work with.
Place the elastic on the inside between the fabric. Pin the elastic in place.

When you turn it inside out, the elastic will be on the outside.

Pin around the fabric.
Leave space for turning inside out.
Sew around edges leaving a few inches to flip inside out.

I find that leaving the needle down makes it easier to turn corners.
Just enough space to turn inside out.
Cut off any batting or fabric from edges. Cut angles on all four corners.

Turn inside out and use chopstick/stick to push out corners.
Sew around edges to finish. 
Don't forget to back sew at the beginning and end to secure stitches.

I had to make one for all doors!

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