Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sleep Sacks




In honor of Celebrate the Boy month over at MADE and Made by Rae, I am going to try to focus on making some cute things for my boys.  The little guys were in some desperate need of some “boyish” sleep sacks. 


Here is what the poor things have been wearing.



Hand me downs from their big sisters.  I know, I know, don’t stereotype.  Boys can wear pink and purple too but don’t you think the butterfly and princess are pushing it just a bit?




I know they’re big boys to still be wearing sleep sacks but I have my reasons.

1. They move around too much to ever possibly stay under a regular blanket.

2. They are chunky monkeys and wear a size 4t even though they just turned two.  However, they aren’t tall enough for 4t and I usually have to roll their pants up.  If I tried to put them in footie jammies they would be way too long.

3. They are still in cribs because quite frankly the thought of them on the loose all night is just frightening.  The sleep sacks are actually helping to prevent them from climbing out of their cribs. (FOR NOW!)

So that being said, sleep sacks are literally $30 a piece.  They would really each need two for laundering purposes.  No way am I spending $120 on fleece sleep sacks only to need to buy knit ones in a couple of months when the weather warms up.  I was complaining about all of this to my friend Susan.  “Blah, Blah, Blah…!”  When she cut me off and said, “Wait a minute.  Why are we even having this conversation?  Couldn’t you just make some?”   Duh!!!!!  What is wrong with me?  Oh yeah, I can just make some.  Thanks Susan!



For about $15 for cute fleece fabric and zippers, I made these cute boyish sleep sacks!  Yeah!  You could make them for less if you used a solid fleece rather than a print.

  I just traced one of the girlie sacks to make the pattern.



This tutorial was very helpful to me too.  I think that they turned out great seeing as I was just winging it. 




Remember that if you want the sack to zip from top to bottom it is very important to you use a separating zipper.  I used 24” separating zippers.  Have fun making some too.



  1. Well done! They turned out great. I need to make one for my baby girl - another thing on the list of things to do!

  2. I need some of these for my 19-month-old! He never stays under the blankets at night... and who does he wake up when he gets cold? Definitely not his daddy! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. How funny, I had the same idea last week, but no fabric to do it... you did a great job! I need to go for fabric shopping, my baby is growing out of his sleepsack...

  4. I never thought of trying to sew these myself! Great idea, you did great!

  5. They are really good well done you i would never have thought of making one mind you my little girl is 5 so a bit big probably tina x x

  6. This is such a great idea.. .love this! Here’s another party if you would like to link up…


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