I finished it and it will work. I will definitely make changes to any future mat covers, but this was a good first attempt. I didn't take photos as I was making it, but it is easy enough. Make three rectangles and sew them together :)
I made the first one out of a light weight flannel. Here is the finished mat.
All folded up.
Pillow. I wanted to make the pillow AND the blanket out of this fabric, but it was the end of the bolt and I only had enough for the pillow. I do have a little left over than I might make into a "blankie" for C.
Button closure on the bottom. When the mat is unfolded, the buttons face down, that way the littles are less likely to mess with them during nap time.
Little model. She wasn't very cooperative, she had just woken up from her nap.
I wanted to sew a ribbon into the seams that would tie the mat closed, but I thought twice about it after I saw how long the ties would have to be. I am sure the teachers appreciate the change in my design so that it doesn't come with a ready made noose. I am happy with the finished product. I believe it has Charlotte's seal of approval, which is really all that matters, right?
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Do you know how I know that? Because I broke out my NEW sewing machine tonight!!!
It's appearance is long overdue. I received it for a Mother's Day present (thanks again Honey) and just have not had the time to get it all out, read the instructions, play with the settings, and actually sew something. Of course, a project with a deadline will solve that. Charlotte starts MDO at the end of this month and I am making a cover for her nap mat. It will be done shortly and I will be back with pictures.
Hope you are all staying cool in this crazy heat.