Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Nap Mat Tutorial!
The little man starts preschool this week!!! Can not believe it! So (not getting it done any too early) I finished his nap mat today!
I found this great tutorial! Thank you Jenny Garland!! Isn't hers so cute??
I found many tutorials online but hers is layed out in a nice PDF and very easy to follow. I won't do a step by step since she's done such a great job, but here are the basic steps.
Cut out your fabric. I actually purchased a KinderMat from Walmart so I adjusted the size of the fabric to work with the pre-made mat.
Follow the instructions and sew the button tabs. Thankfully my machine came with a button foot. This amazes me every time I use it!
I used a polyester embroidery thread because it's a little shinier and I think it looks better.
Sew everything together following the directions. For the top 36x36 blanket I used a knit fabric instead of the minky dots.
I also made the blanket reversible and added some jumbo buttons!
The little man loves it! He even puts the strap over his shoulder to carry it! haha It's so sweet!