Sunday, December 20, 2009

Oh no you didn't. Oh yea. I did.

Sew a snuggie that is.

Well, technically, it's a comfy blanket. After all, I used a pattern - McCall's 5970.

Tomato - tomahto. They're the same thing. A big blankie with sleeves.


Now stop snickering. I sewed it for a good cause. Someone I know and love dearly wants one.

So of course, why would I spend $19.95 to purchase one when I can spend the same amount of money and make it myself.

Yea, that's right. You're likely not going to save money making one yourself, but you will get to choose your color and quality of fabric. In this case, the intended recipient loves the color purple so this comfy blanket was made using a plush deep purple fleece.

But wait! There's more. Unlike the snuggie, the comfy blanket includes two big pockets - one at the center front to keep your hands warm and one on the inside of the lower front to keep your tootsies warm.

I even have enough purple fleece left over to sew more Barbie snuggies :-)

By the way, if you decide to use this pattern to make your own snuggie, note that the center front lines do not match up when you tape the upper and lower pattern pieces together.


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4 comments:

  1. My husband bought me one last year and I don't use it that much because it is so long I may fall. Yeah, it is a better idea to make your own so that you can "cut" it shorter than the commercial. Also you can use different fabrics and match your pijamas. :P

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  2. That is so nice of you.

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  3. I only wore natural fabrics until I got a drafty hard to heat Victorian. Now I wear polyester in the winter to keep warm--including fleece jackets. (and my aunt bought me a snuggie last year. I wear it while I am computing.)

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  4. While the ones on TV are completely cheesie, they do serve an actual purpose. I would defintely like one, but of course I would make my own (awesome stash reduction)!

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