Added Jul 24, 2013
Every little girl needs a zany coloured sleeping bag to go to sleepovers, right? Well my niece now has one and a matching pillow. I found the turquoise coloured fabric in a local fabric store and had to have it. What on earth I was going to make from it, I had no idea. I wanted to use it to make a quilted coat lining. Yet, who wants to hide such a vibrant colour in a coat. Then I thought a sleeping bag would be a grand idea. Boy! What an idea. I had such a hassle trying to get the layers to stay where they were. Even with basting and safety pinning everything wanted to go in its own direction. So the layers were tear stop nylon, poly-batting, poly-batting and flannel. After stitching a line one side would look good. Turn it over and the underside would have puckers of fabric caught in that line of stitching. I think that I did as much unpicking of stitches as I did stitching them. In the end it eventually got done. There were still quite a few puckers and caught fabric. It has character now. Made an elastic strap to go round the bag to keep it rolled up, and a sack to keep it in. Oh yes! And a little green pillow case to match. The pillow is 24″ × 14″. My niece was very pleased with her new sleeping bag.
I think that putting the 90" zipper on was the easiest part.
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