We have a baby gate that has a hinged door to the gate. It's awesome. Super easy to get in and out of when our hands are full, it's...
We have a baby gate that has a hinged door to the gate. It's awesome. Super easy to get in and out of when our hands are full, it's lasted forever, it can't be knocked over, and best part- it's tall enough to hold in cats (lazy ones), dogs, and babies.
The only problem with the gate is that it swings closed behind you... a good thing most of the time, but sometimes it's nice to have it propped open. Where it's pressured mounted to the wall and not particularly easy to pop on and off, we really needed a better solution so I decided to make a gate leash to hold it open easily.
Baby Gate Leash
My finished leash is 20" long so you will probably want to figure in a seam allowance that you're comfortable with to the length. 21" total length if you're doing 1/2" seam allowance. As usual, I am lazy and did not stitch right sides together, turn and topstitch. It's going to be much neater theoretically if you do that. I just folded the edges under on all sides then closed it up by top stitching... no raw edges should show.
Once the leash itself was completed, I went over to my gate and just figured out where to add my snaps. I looped it around both areas of the gate that I wanted it to connect to and poked my awl through to make a hole where the snaps needed to go. Then I added my snaps. All done. Very easy project that took me about 10 minutes.
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