Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sleep sack

As an old school mother, I didn't get the whole sleep sack thing. It wasn't until I became a grandmother for the third and fourth times (twins) that I found out what I didn't know. Cribs are no longer supposed to have bumper pads. Little ones are no longer supposed to have stuffed toys or blankets in their cribs when they sleep. How does one keep a little one warm when they are sleeping? Well, of course, it's the sleep sack. The ones you can purchase and even the ones that you can buy patterns for and make yourself are great but only for a certain time frame. Little ones grow - and grow quickly. The twins needed new, longer sleep sacks and I made them each one after altering the pattern and making it a bit longer (about 7 inches.)

In order to fit the lengthened pattern onto the fabric that I wanted to use, one side of the cat fabric sleep sack had to be cut upside down.

 It took some thought but I finally figured out that if it's on the wearer and she looks down at what she's wearing, the cats will be the right way for her.

When I made Teemu's sleep sack I had to use the fabric crosswise. I am trying to use up fabric from my stash and I did manage to find enough flannel for the lining. 

8 comments:

  1. Very clever idea! My babies had a long nightgown with a pullstring in the hem, and later I just pulled the string out so it was a normal nightie as long as the top fitted. - It makes sense to have the cats the right way for the little girl to look at.

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  2. Lovely sacks, and great fabric.

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  3. They both look very sweet! Thijme, our son used to have one, since he moved so much, that he would be cold by the morning. That changed in the sack (:
    Love how you are using the fabric from your stash and find solutions to make it fit. . It's the perfect fabric

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  4. These are so cute, and warm looking!

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  5. Great idea! As a first time grandmother, I was a bit surprised to learn all the "new rules".... No bumper pads, no blankets or quilts in crib... It's amazing our children survived, with all the things we did "wrong"....

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  6. What a good grandma. xo These and the hooded towel in previous post are sweet. xo

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  7. These are a great idea - until the powers that be get wind of it and come up with some reason why they aren't safe either. Honestly, how did we ever manage to raise our kids safely?

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  8. How darling!!!! My boys used to wear fleece sleepers, one piece but with arms and legs in them. I think they called them blanket sleepers, as they didn't need any blankets when wearing them - they even had feet in them. I always knew not to put quilts or toys in with them, but no bumper pads?????

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