Ensuring that your baby has a safe sleep is something all parents can relate to. It’s been heavily documented and recommended to not put blankets in cots before the age of two. To keep your baby comfortable, baby sleeping bags, or gro bags as they are often called are a great solution. The only problem is, they are ridiculously expensive and often very long.
Here I show you how easy it is to sew a basic sleeping bag for your baby. This beautiful and inexpensive craft requires only basic sewing skills and your favorite fabrics. Please follow my step-by-step instructions below or watch my video. As always, please comment if you have any questions or suggestions to add. I’d love to hear from you!
The things you’ll need to make a baby sleeping bag:
- Soft Fabric
- Your Baby’s Outfit
- Scissors and a fabric pen
- Needle and Thread or sewing machine
Step 1: Fold your fabric in half and lay your baby’s outfit on top. With a pen, trace around the outfit, give yourself half an inch or so around and don’t come in at the legs, just the arms and neck.
Step 2: Cut around the trace with a sharp pair of scissors.
Step 3: Create a straight stitch all the way around excluding the collar and arm holes.
Step 4: Cut a straight line down from the centre half way down the sleeping bag. This is how you get your baby in and out.
Step 5: Turn it inside out. To decorate the sleeping bag, stitch ribbon along the length of the slit you made in the centre.
Step 6: Place your baby inside of the sleeping bag and let them sleep safely. Or as in the case of my baby laugh and smile!