Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sleeping Bag

I have found it really tricky to find a good sleeping bag for Olive that was just the right weight and not completely out of my price range so I was a bit excited to see a pattern for one in Handmade Beginnings. I managed to make it out for things I already had in my craft room (this is not surprising - there is a lot of stuff in there).
I used some charm squares I had for the front.
Instead of velcro I found a packet of snap fasteners. I have no idea why I had them, this was my first time using them. I think I much prefer them to velcro on things like this, I think the snaps are much more likely to stay shut.
I love this green fabric and there was just enough for the back, side and the binding.

I don't tend to have a stash of flannel fabric, but I found a metre of this and used it for the lining.
The pattern is meant to be for 0-3 months, but this is quite big on Olive still at 2 months. I added an inch to the length and I think it will fit for quite some time. It was very hard to get her to stay still yesterday. It is not often she is still at all when she is awake.
I think this would be great in winter using some cotton batting between the lining and the outside and I think it will be quite easy to size up.
It was worth buying Handmade Beginnings for this pattern alone.

12 comments:

bec said...

I'll be trying this pattern soon! Cute pics, is it just me or is she a mini-Eva? So dark....

Suzy said...

So cute! I made a Burda sleeping bag pattern with a zip a few times, but this one is prettier.
And Oliver always looks like a mini-Eva to me too.

Kate said...

It is really gorgeous Kate!
And that Olive is divine. xx

Sally said...

Love it! ...and me thinks I might be able to work out how to sew one myself... maybe.

Christine said...

It is beautiful and so is your baby girl.

Sue said...

Olive is just adorable, so cute and she looks so happy in her sleeping bag. I think snaps would be much better than velcro too.

Marina said...

Wow. Very impressive! She looks so cute in it.

I've just gathered together all the gro-bags we're no longer using to sell at a carboot sale on the weekend. Can't believe how much money I must have spent on them over the years!

Anne Downing said...

I just bought a sewing machine but haven't had much time to play

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nowikanna said...

it's perfekt! I love it!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a great idea, love the fabrics

Tania said...

I almost made this for my youngest but somehow never did. There are some lovely patterns in that book and I've made a couple. Yours looks beautiful as does that little face on todays post :)

NorthshoreSeamstress said...

This is a cute little potato in an adorable sack! Love!