Whoo whoo. It’s that time again. Time to stop pinning and start doing!
This couldn’t have come at a better time, since I was just getting ready to start a project. (It couldn’t have come at a worse time either because the wee one is sick, sick, sick.)
Wee One needs a place to nap on Wednesdays when he goes to the babysitter’s house. The first week he apparently slept in the pack-n-play like a champ (I didn’t have high hopes of that lasting long). And it didn’t. Last week he apparently took a blanket and pillow and curled up in the corner. Poor kid. Haha. So I decided to make him a napmat to take along.
(Hubby took these pics for me…don’t you love the staged blanket? He’s a keeper I tell ya!)
I really like the first one, since we actually had a king size comforter without a use, so I just made a
quick trip to Jo Ann Fabrics. #horriblefabricselection
All that’s needed for this project is fabric, thread, and some sort of filler–unused comforter or blankets or even regular cotton fill. I thought about doing it no-sew, but I was afraid of how it would hold up to washing. I think it would work out, though.
As for the fabric, I bought 2.5 yards off a standard bolt, then just folded it in half. Exact measuring there, I know. Ironically enough, that seems to be the perfect fit for a king comforter folded into fourths if you fold the edges of the comforter over a bit. This is nice because it adds a bit of a roll barrier to the edge, making it nice and cozy.
I also hoped to add a pillow, but the hubs broke the needle on my sewing machine. How, you ask? Because he had to take over the project halfway through while I nursed a sick toddler on the couch for three days (and counting). And both of us are too lazy/busy/tired to figure out how to fix it.
(He’s now the beauty AND the brains of this relationship…)
I made three changes from the original tutorial:
1. Add a button closure to the top for easy washing instead of stitching it closed. Took quite a bit longer, but still a naptime project (if you have a kid that naps well), or a 2 nap project if you have a kid like mine. 🙂
2. Don’t cut the comforter into 4 parts, just fold it. Then it’s still washable.
3. Only 1 set of straps to tie it together. Definitely still sturdy and manageable.
We’ll see how it goes today, but he’s been enjoying it for a couple of days now. Well, as much as one can enjoy something while sick. 😦
The blanket was a perfect snuggle partner in the “sicky chair”.
Looking for more pinspiration? Check out the other Challenge projects link-ups:
Megan @ The Remodeled Life
Katie @ Bower Power
Sherry @ Young House Love
Michelle @ Decor and the Dog