Baby Sleeping Bag

So my first round craft for So You Think You’re Crafty wasn’t the most exciting and complicated of projects (Did you see the Quiet Book? Wow!), but it was something we really needed.


Putting on a sleeping bag is a great signal to a baby that it’s time to sleep (Doesn’t she look like she’s about to drift off to sleep there?). But summer weight sleeping bags are hard to find, are often in hideous prints and colours, and are way too expensive for something that’s only going to be worn a few months. So what’s a crafty Mum to do but sew one up herself:

Made from a pretty lightweight knit fabric from my local Spotlight, with a lined bodice, snaps at the shoulders and a big zip at the side.


It also wasn’t my finest sewing effort – please don’t look too closely at that zip and zip cover. I was winging it and just trying to get the job done quickly with my limited craft time.

And the proof of the sleeping bag is in the sleeping:



I didn’t take photos for a full tutorial, but can put one together if anyone is interested (and fix up a few of my oopsies!). Let me know in the comments if you’d like one. It’s winter here now, but I’ll need to make a few bigger ones for summer.

The blog has been a little quiet of late. Most of my free time is being spent on So You Think You’re Crafty projects (don’t forget to head over and vote for Week 2!). The kids haven’t been sleeping well at night and nap times are no longer overlapping, so I don’t have much time to myself (or energy when I do). I know this season of life will pass quickly. I’m sure you’ll hear more from me then!


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