After many trial versions, changes of plans, an extensive testing round, and more changes and tweaks, I can finally announce the launch of my sleep sack pattern.
I named it Lua, which is Portuguese for moon. I made the first design over 6 months ago, when I was looking for a sleep sack pattern to make a baby shower gift, but could only find patterns for sleep sacks which close in the front. As I owned some store-bought sleep sack which close at the side, I knew how practical they are, and how great to show off beautiful fabrics. Drawing such a pattern myself was a logical step.
The sleepsack closes with an invisible zipper at the side, and straps at the shoulders. This pattern comes in three sizes (0-6m // 6m-1y // 1-2y) and has the following options:
– with or without decorative piping in the front
– straps closing towards the front or back
The pattern comes with very detailed instructions, which teach you a number of techniques which will be useful for other projects as well (e.g., inserting a blind zipper with lining; adding piping; safely sewing on buttons).
Here are some more features of the pattern:
– very quick and easy project (ideal baby shower gift)
– very economical in use of fabric
– tested and improved by 40 testers
– digital patterns, smartly designed to cover just 11 A4 or letter size pages (at-home printing option)
– also includes an A0 file, which you can have printed on one large sheet in your print shop (no assembling)
– easy-to-follow sewing instructions with full-color annotated pictures of each step
– detailed information about printing and assembling the patterns, yardage needed, materials needed, cutting diagrams, and sizing
– all measurements are provided in inches/yards and in centimeters
– can be printed on both letter size and A4 paper
The pattern is sold for only $6. You can buy it on my pattern page
, or by clicking the little shopping cart icon below.
A huge thank you to all 40 of my wonderful testers. Some people have called me crazy for working with so many testers again, but literally each single one of them has contributed to making the pattern and instructions as perfect as they could get.
It was such a thrill to see all their beautiful versions, and all the special fabrics they used. I will be showing them off in the testers’ pattern tour which starts tomorrow. I promise you: you will not want to miss this!