My oldest’s BFF’s Mom is having a baby in February. It’s been a long wait for them for their #2 and we’re so excited for them. They are dear sweet friends to us and I can’t wait to meet their new tiny one.
But in the midst of waiting, they gave us their sleep sacks when Sam was maybe 6 months. We have used those sleep sacks into the ground. Literally. They’re kind of cruddy and gross as baby things tend to get after going through 2 kids and lots of washes. So in thinking about a gift for the baby, new sleep sacks seemed appropriate.
I used this romper pattern from Ottobre, just squaring off the bottom where the legs would be. A little binding, a zipper, and voila! Fresh sleep sacks for a very loved little person.
Lined Sleep Sacks
The caterpillar fleece is Winterfleece from fabric.com. It was easy to work with and I have hopes that it won’t pill up, but I’m no fleece connoisseur. Time will tell how this fleece will wear. At any rate, the caterpillar print is cute.
I cut up the last of my extra baby blankets for the “sweet” sack (the letters are appliques from some scraps of wool I had). The outer fabric’s back felt a little scratchy to me (odd since the right side is SO soft), so I decided to line it. Enter another baby blanket that I thrifted ages ago. This was the first time that I did a lining with a zipper. I used Sunni’s method that she shows beautifully in her Craftsy class on zippers. I’ve seen tutorials for this sort of thing before, but she showed the steps that I couldn’t see in other’s stand alone photos very clearly, so I had no problem making a clean go of it.