Kwik Sew Baby Sleeping Bags

One of my best friends has a beautiful six month old baby girl and was asking our group of friends where she can find baby sleeping bags. She mentioned how expensive they are and that she has to keep buying different sizes due to how fast her daughter is growing. Knowing this would be a pretty easy and quick project for me I offered to make her some instead.

Pattern Information

Pattern: Kwik Sew 3089
Description: The Baby sleep sacks have a zipper front, a ribbing neckband, a tab with a snap to cover the zipper pull.  The View A sleeveless sack has armholes finished with narrow hems.  View B has raglan sleeves with mitts.
Fabric used: Inside Flannelette 100% Cotton and Cotton Jersey

What did I like about this pattern?

This was one of those times that I was truly shocked and thankful that I can sew. The girls were saying there was a “sale” and the sleeping bags had gone down from $70 to only $40. I quickly jumped in and offered to sew her some as backups as they would be a lot less than $40. However, my girlfriend’s are the last ones to accept sewing favours so I researched it and checking what fabric was breathable and safe for babies. For example: Cotton or cotton blends are great. They don’t recommend to use fleece since it’s not breathable. Therefore, I went to Spotlight and purchased some fabric to test out this gorgeous little Kwik Sew pattern.

The red cotton jersey fabric (outer fabric) was on sale for $11 per meter and the cotton flannelette (lining) was on sale for $6 per meter. So I could probably average about 3 bags per meter, costing about $7 per bag. That’s quite a saving from $40 per bag she was looking at spending.

The pattern comes with two versions and I made both for her (one with and one without sleeves). It was a very simple pattern and I was able to put it together while watching a movie in less than 2 hours.

Sleeveless Version Sleeping Bag

Here is the sleeveless version. I had taken this photo before I put the snap buttons on. I just love using snaps! They are baby safe and really easy to use when you purchase the Snap machine from Snaps Australia. They also work well with adults clothing, such as jackets.

Would you recommend this pattern to others?

Overall it was a really cute pattern and both her and her husband loved these new little sleeping bags for their little girl. You can make it with or without the inside lining depending on how cold it is or where you live. Hopefully this version should see her through the next few winter months until she grows out of them again.

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