Last year with the cooler weather approaching our 3rd grandbaby, at nearly one year old, needed something warm for sleeping in. Mainly as he, like many babies, is a champion-blanket-kicker-offer!
I’d started making a sleeping bag for Mr Magoo as a summer-weight bag. Then life intervened!
One of the fronts – the outer fabric is 100% cotton and the lining, which you can see here and is actually a pale blue, is 100% cotton lawn. I’d sewed the shoulders of the backs and fronts together, of both outer fabric and lining, then tacked the two layers together.
The back fabric is 100% cotton broadcloth, a nice firm cotton, generally used in quilting I think. A good weight for squirmy little ‘uns! The pin marks the centre back.
I’d made some binding
|Just out of the binding machine|
|The other side|
|Folded and ironed|
|Coiled up – just to keep it neat!|
The place Mr Magoo was living in with his parents wasn’t the warmest at night so I decided to add a layer of merino between the two cotton layers. Which meant un-picking all my tacking! Ah, well, such is the life of a seamstress 😀
Here is the merino between the outer and lining fabric.
I had already applied the front bindings some time ago. That’s the ivory strip at the top of this photo. Which meant the shoulders were stitched together too. Hmmm. What’s a girl to do? 😕 Well, I probably should have taken the whole thing apart! If it was for sale I definitely would have. I was cheeky, though, and stitched the merino carefully to the lining only, with a small zig-zag stitch, just shy of where the binding was attached, around the neck edges, and either side of the shoulder seam. I figured Mr Magoo wouldn’t care, being only 11 months old, and you couldn’t tell from the outside.
It worked out well. It was a pretty colourful sleeping bag on the front, which is why I made the back plain.
If you would like to you can see more of my sleeping bags here in a previous post.
Mr Magoo used it every night, but he has outgrown it now. It stood up to the washing machine well too. Always a plus. 🙂