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Mixi Sleeps Sleeping Bag

12:05 AM

I finished the sleeping bag!!  Yay!!  I have an Adult conversion tutorial available in my Etsy Shop.  I have a pre-order listing for my book in my Etsy too... This is just one amazing project that is in the book (Little Big Stuff) that is beautifully illustrated and with wonderful instructions and does not disappoint.  But, if you aren't sewing for children and would love to have an Adult sized sleeping bag check out the quick Mixi Sleeps Tutorial in my shop.  

Now I have a matching sleeping bag of my very own.  I bound the bag in the matching polka dot, which is the same as my Duffle bag (Duffle pattern by  They compliments each other so well!!  You will have to make a bag too if you haven't.  Speaking of ByAnnie, she offers the zippers by the yard and colorful interchangeable zipper heads.  I used a gray zipper track and a yellow zipper head.  What is so much fun is that the zipper track is camouflaged by the binding because it is so close in color.  It is fantastic that she offers so many colors to work into your projects.!.

I quilted this with my Statler Stitcher.  I mentioned before that it was my first project that I was going to quilt.  I had to flip the design because it was directional and of COURSE I loaded it upside down, quilted one row, then expressed "oh crap!".  I solved the problem though and was able to flip the design every other row to camouflage that.  This experience made for some intermediate quilting skills that I had to fast develop.  I learned A LOT.

The large ties look so dang cute but they are super functional.  I made them large in the child version for little fingers to knot easily.  They look so cute when all rolled up.  AND here is my little yellow zipper head -

Here are the straps that hold the sleeping bag all rolled up tight -

So here we are:  Coordinating bag and sleeping bag -

Little matching zippers -

I used tricot as the lining for my sleeping bag.  In the children's version I used flannel but I am such a heater myself that I prefer a silky smooth inside to my sleeping bags.  I pretty much just love tricot anyway.  I have a couple of my Great Granmother's tricot quilts and I really love that textile.  It is fantastically soft.  It is now on my sewing bucket list to make a whole cloth tricot quilt.  One day.  I haven't crawled inside or spent a night in this bag yet but I will get to that eventually.  I know we have some sewing retreats in the planning stages right now so before I know it, it will happen.  I might have to join the kids in a living room sleepover until then.

Another advantage of tricot is that it shows off the quilting so wonderfully -

Please let me know what you think of the quick tutorial.  I did it in a bit of a hurry and hopefully I will be able to add to it over the next little bit.  I just couldn't post pictures without something to offer in case one is interested.  Well I better go to sleep now.  Mixi Sleeps.

The little girl just could not sleep because her thoughts were way too deep her mind had gone out for a stroll and fallen down a rabbit hole.

Sleep is the best meditation.

Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains.

And tonight I fall asleep with you in my heart.

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  2. Oh Michelle I love this!! So excited for all the great things going on for you!! You are soooo extremely talented. Can't wait to see your book! :)