Back in the early 80s, when I was little, I absolutely LOVED the Berenstain Bears. They were my favorite books and I had them all memorized. Needless to say, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started a collection for my baby. Anne has a fairly decent sized collection and they are her FAVORITE books, just like mommy. We went to the fabric shop last week for a little pick me up and this is what she picked out:
This is what I made for her:
You will need:
- 14″ zipper
- 6 rectangles (6.5″ x 8″)
- 1 panel print (13″5 x 18.5″)
- Pellon Fusible Fleece ( 26.5″ x 18″)
- Inside fabric (27″ x 18.5″
- Quilting Thread
- Basic Sewing Supplies
Use 1/4″ seams throughout
Outside of the Sleep Sack Layout:
Following the Pellon Fusible Fleece directions – center the PFF to the back of the piece you just assembled. You want to make sure that the PFF is 1/4″ smaller on all sides. You may have to trim it a little.
Next, quilt the panel however you would like to. I quilted in the side panels only and left the center print without any quilting. I also used NiteLite Thread by Superior Threads when I quilted. I couldn’t get a picture in the dark, but it glows so beautifully and Anne loves going to sleep with it in her room glowing away!
Turn sleep sack inside out, pin across the bottom and sew bottom closed, if you would like to add an “I love you” tag, this is the point to pin it in. You will want to sew this final seam close to the stopper on the zipper.
This is my project for the Hopeful Threads June Project. I hope you enjoy, if you make one, I would love to see it!