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!




7 comments:

  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing, yours turned out great!

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  2. That turned out great! Saw your link at Someday Crafts! :)

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  3. LOVE this! Especially since my little girl has to bring a nap mat to school. Thanks for sharing this lovely mat!

    I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

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  4. LOVE!!!! The idea is brilliant!

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  5. love this! SO cute too!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again today with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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