From a sewing perspective what's nice about making these sleeping bags is that for someone who is interested in trying quilting, it's a bite-sized, unintimidating first project and for seasoned quilters it's an opportunity to create something really intricate if that's what you enjoy. It can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it and it's a great pattern for using up offcuts of material - you could even use your child's favourite outgrown dresses. The pattern covers everything you need to know, including making your own binding.
- The pattern will use up scraps and offcuts of material, but if you want to buy new fabrics then full quantities are given. Essentially though, three fat quarters of co-ordinating fabrics will be plenty.
- Small businesses and independent online shops are welcome to sell any sleeping bags that they make from this pattern.
- You can download the pattern and print it out at home straight away.
- Payment is completely secure through PayPal. As ever, you don't need a PayPal account to pay for this pattern - PayPal accepts credit and debit cards. Once you've paid, PayPal will take you to a page where you can download the pattern instantly, by clicking on the link provided. You will also receive an email containing the same link. The pattern must be downloaded within 48 hours of payment - after this time the link expires.
As well as the aforementioned sizing post, I've also put together an inspiration post about the different ways in which you can have fun designing a more intricate quilt cover for the sleeping bag, as well as sharing some of the photos that my utterly wonderful pattern tester has put together of her finished sets of sleeping bags.
If you make a sleeping bag from this pattern yourself, then I'd love it if you wanted to email me a photo of the finished bag or you can drop it into the Flickr pool here.