I have been looking forward to Mie's fabulous series on Sewing for Kindergarten! I am honored to be part of the series and had SO much fun sewing for my baby girl as she got ready for her first year of school. For more inspiration be sure to follow Mie's blog, Sewing Like Mad. Mie is also competing on Project Run & Play...you won't want to miss voting for her amazing look this week!
I created FOUR different things and posted tutorials for a couple of them last week. (Adding a Pocket to a Book Bag, and a Girly Paint Shirt with tutorial on how to make round pockets) Tomorrow I will post about the fun school uniform-approved pants I made, but today is all about my girl's favorite of the items I made for her.
My little kindergartner, Emerald, loves her new pants, book bag and paint shirt...but she really loves her nap mat!
And the best part about this nap mat is how easy it was to make! Want to make one too? Here's how to do it:
The only materials you will need are a beach towel (to act as a template for the size of your mat), your sewing machine, and two different fabrics. One side will also act as the 'binding' so you'll want the fabrics to coordinate somewhat. I used two really soft fluffy fabrics in solid pink and assorted color hearts.
Note: for this tutorial I am calling the fabric with hearts the 'contrast fabric.'
The first thing you need to do is cut your fabric to the size you want your nap mat to be. You can use a beach towel as a template to cut your fabric into the size you want. I used a beach towel to cut my contrast side, and then cut the solid colored side about 1.5 inches bigger all the way around. (this is for the binding)
Starting at one side, fold the long edge in 1/2 inch and then fold it up and over the edge of your contrast fabric so the raw edge of the contrast fabric is completely enclosed. Pin the binding down all the way around to hold it in place.
It couldn't be easier! You're done!