10th birthday sleepover bag

sleepover bag 1

My oldest daughter turned ten this week – a milestone birthday for many reasons, but to her, a milestone because she is now allowed to go to sleepovers. To celebrate, I bought her a lime green sleeping bag with her name embroidered, and made her this overnight bag.

sleepover bag 2

The pattern is called Sleepover and, although it took a lot longer than I thought it would, I found it to be a very easy-to-follow pattern until the very end, when I was making it up and I discovered that the directions had left out attaching one of the lining pieces. So, it was MY mom to the rescue, when I ran out of patience and ideas for compensating for missing this step without tearing out a whole bunch of work and starting over again. Aside from that problem, I like the pattern – all of the pieces are stabilized with batting, making the bag feel soft, cushy, and substantial, and the bottom piece is lined with a plastic support and metal feet on the bottom of the bag.

Sleepover bag 3

The top closes by zipper and the pockets have buttons “for show” but really close with magnetic closures. I embroidered her name on the bag of the bag and lined it with bright blue fabric – all in all, I’m very happy with the finished product, but I don’t know that I’d sew another one – at least, not right away! The fabrics are all from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in Willamette.

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