Thursday, April 26, 2012

Scrappy Sleep Sack

In a moment of distraction from my current 'to do' list - I made this scrappy Sleep Sack for a little baby girl. It was a really easy project. I used left over strips of pink fabrics, remnants of quilt batting for the padding and some white cotton flannel that has been lying around begging to be used for years. I think the only thing I had to buy was the zip. I feel this would be a good project to make from recycled cotton shirts as well.
(The sleep sack is really quite cute and I feel frustrated that the photos don't do it justice - every wrinkle is highlighted - in real life it doesn't look at all wrinkled - it looks soft and cosy. Does anyone have any photography tips for taking pictures of fabric?)

I added little scrappy details - patches embellished with embroidery thread. 
I have often found zips are hard to put in - but this one went remarkably well. The binding is a cosy purple flannel. I always hand finish my bindings.

I've also been waiting for the delivery of some net curtain wire to hang curtains for the playhouse outside (thank you Sue for your suggestion!) I wasn't able to find any net curtain wire in the US - so I got it from an e-bay shop in the UK. The curtains are made from 2 yards of cotton I got years ago but never used - I don't think I ever liked the pattern but I think it works well for the little house.
Slowly but surely I'm working through my stash of fabrics!


Thimbleanna said...

What a cute little sleepsack. I saw someone on Pinterest post that there's a freebie sleepsack pattern somewhere out there. They'd make cute baby gifts!

dottycookie said...

Sweeet! I wish I'd made these for my girls when they were little, though I bet thry'd go for a larger sleeping bag sized version now. Hmmmmm.

COPPER GARDEN // UK Fashion + Beauty Blog said...

These are positively adorable! I'd love one if I had a child :)

Sue said...

Wish I knew how to eliminate every wrinkle from photos, It's frustrating. The sleep sacks are a good idea to keep little toes toasty warm.

Love the curtains!