My tutorials for making baby sleeping bags are some of my most popular posts. Go to this tutorial to see how I make my Baby Sleeping Bags/Grobags. And this tutorial shows you how you can use an old woollen blanket as batting to make a lovely warm Winter-weight bag.
With the new baby due to arrive any day now, I’ve been making up a couple more bags. I wanted to make a Winter-weight one but didn’t want the weight that comes from a wool blanket, so for this sleeping bag I used a Bamboo-Cotton batting. Because I used quilt batting, I quilted the batting to the outer fabric with lines about 2″ apart. The bag is lined with cotton jersey. I made most of this sleeping bag as part of a sewing night. I had my sister in law and Ros from Sew Delicious over and we all whipped up a bag for our kids! It was great fun and I’m looking forward to having another sewing party.
I also made a lighter weight bag without the batting. They’re both a 0 – 6 months size. I used a double ended zip in these bags. Putting the zip in upside down means that the bag can be done up from the top, but also opened from the bottom while still being closed…perfect for late night nappy changes!