Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

baby sleeping bag

My little nephew was my inspiration for a little project I did at 6am this morning! Last night I kissed him good night as he was super snug in his new little sleeping bag.

It has been nearly 1 month to the day that I have had my sewing machine packed away. I think we needed a break from each other!

Keeping to "make the most with what you've got", I experimented making my own pattern, found some fleece scraps of material that I had in my magic cupboard, found a purple zipper(not really long enough, but did the job) and some grey ribbing and made this! Didn't need to buy an extra thing. Not sure if I would put my little boy in this in public, but it's perfect for home. The next one I will make will be with nice co-ordinating colours etc.. Just need to get the pattern right first.

Try making one yourself!

Very basic instructions... really just to show you that YOU can give it a go too.
You could add snap clips over the shoulders or bottom to open, zipper on the side, add arms, extra length etc..
Trace onto paper
get the "ok" from your assistant

Sew in zipper
Sew right sides together
Add ribbing or hem arm & shoulder holes

Saturday, May 21, 2011


It was fun while it lasted! I sure as hell followed my own motto to the bone... "make the most with what you've got". I certainly jammed packed as much as I possibly could in to the time that I had off. It's back to work for me.

Now... it's different.