Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Baby Sewing - Baby Sleeping Bag

We have had a busy week here at our house. We moved..... Yes Moved house!! SO, the last few weeks have been spent packing and sorting, and sorting and packing... and...I am pleased to say that we are in! All settled and unpacked and looking forward to our new adventure here. 
Amongst all the stress of moving house, I did manage to get a little baby sewing done....
This Baby Sleeping Bag/Snuggler.
It was one of the things on my To Do List, that i can now tick off!
 This snuggler was really fun to make. All up, it took a couple hours, and i def have plans to make a couple more. This project was actually the main reason i bought this book.
Simple Sewing for Baby
 by Lotta Jansdotter.
 She has lots of cute patterns and ideas 24 to be exact, and very good for a beginner sewer. I have had this book for a couple years and glad i finally got around to putting it to use!
The pattern asks for 1 Yard of Medium Weight Cotton and 1 yard of Micro Fleece. I used regular Quilting Cotton, Zoology by Michael Miller and a charcoal Polar Fleece. I am really pleased with the thickness and weight and love how it turned out. Its not too thin, and not too thick. I think it will be the perfect weight to wrap a baby for winter.
 The hardest part about the pattern was figuring out where to position the Velcro.
 But you pretty much sew the whole thing... and position the Velcro at the very end. So you can see exactly where it needs to go.
Then the left side wraps over and Velcros in place at the centre..

and the right side folds over the left and holds your baby snug. The Velcro strips are quite generous so it would fit any size baby and prob last (I'm hoping) a couple months... 
Pretty cute hey! I recon you could also make it with Quilting cotton both sides with batting in the middle. OR... If your having a summer baby.. Maybe Quilting cotton with just a flannel, so its not so hot? I might give that a go and see how it works out.
Wanna make one??
For us Aussies you can purchase it HERE
 and for you Amazon lovers.. You can find it HERE..
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13 comments:

  1. I've made a couple of these myself for gifts! I always have trouble with the corners. I got the pattern free from Craftzine here (it is the only pattern they offer free from the book). http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/craft_pattern_podcast_snuggler.html?CMP=OTC-5JF307375954

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  2. Congrats on making the move. The baby wrap looks so snuggly.

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  3. This looks like it would be great for a baby shower gift, so cozy!

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  4. I don't think I will be an 'oma' for a few years, but I so love the snuggler that I have ordered the book! You never know..... :-)

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  5. Love the fabirc, its looks so comfy! al x

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  6. Such a cute idea, love that fabric you chose

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  7. So cute Bec! I'm really excited for you - hope you have been feeling okay x

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  8. That is so cute, Bec, and I've got a new granddaughter coming in about a month - so I may need to pick up this pattern and make one! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is so cute. Since I'm done with babies, do you suppose I could wrap my new puppy in there?

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  10. This is adorable. Makes me want to make one and I don't have any new babies and neither do any of my friends = ( Great eye candy though!

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  11. I love Lottas style.So sweet what you have made for your new baby.
    Good to hear you are all settled.
    I think about you all the time. Hugs to you and the family.
    Can we have a pregnancy pic PLEASE!
    Ditto to every comment above. Sorry should have sent you an email..

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  12. All of my grandkids LOVED "swaddling" blankets, as my DIL calls them. When they are fussy, just wrap 'em up tight and they seem to calm right down. Hope you are doing well!

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  13. Its gorgeous....but "swaddling" has been in the news this past week, I thought it was the most natural way to wrap baby especially when they are feeling fussy, please do not wrap baby too tightly as the Childrens Hospitals are seeing more babies with "hip displasier" due to being too tightly wrapped in purpose made wraps....some are too tight. Good luck with as your pregnancy progresses. Luv Annette :)

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