08 September 2010
My youngest boy thinks I can sew anything...which is a little intimidating. He earned a special Iron Man toy for keeping his bed dry for 4 weeks. (Remember, this is the child who turned Toy Story Woody into Iron Man. ) When said toy arrived, my boy said "He needs a pillow, mom." Shoot. How do you make a pillow for an action figure? Then he added, "Iron man needs a sleeping bag, too." The following is my interpretation of a sleeping bag for Iron Man. I hope you enjoy.
If you need to make a sleeping bag for an Iron Man, or other similar action figure, I suggest using fleece. It is easy to work with, and doesn't fray. Thankfully I had scraps that were just the right size left from making Baby's stretchy pants. I cut out a rectangle just taller than Iron Man, and then figured out the width by folding the fabric over making sure it would be easy to move the toy in and out.
I sewed the short sides together, leaving about two inches free at the top. Then I centered that seam and sewed the bottom closed. Finally I sewed down the flaps, as you can see in the photo.
I used my fun pinking shears to make the edges exciting...he is a super hero after all.
The pillow is just two rectangles sewn together, and stuffed with a little polyfill.
My son is thrilled, Iron Man is cozy at night, and all is well with the world.
Linking to Someday Crafts, Kojo Designs, Creation Corner, Just A Girl, and Tatertots and Jello.
And Someday Crafts All About Boys.
Labels: My Creativity