With the approach of fall, and cooler temperatures, my 14 month old twins began waking up at night with cold feet and chilly fingers. Since it was still warm during the day, and I wasn Â‚' Â™t interested in using extra electricity, I was reluctant to turn the heat on in early September. I tried warmer pajamas with feet with only moderate success. I even tried to teach them to put on a blanket when they were cold, but this still didn Â‚' Â™t stop them from waking up at night. After a little research, I discovered that I could purchase sleep sacks similar to the ones they used when they were newborns; however, these were selling for $50-$100. So instead I decided to make my own. The materials were relatively inexpensive and the whole project took a little over an hour. Here are the steps I took, and pictures of the process I used to make my twins sleep sacks.
Things You Will Need
Fleece, flannel, or whatever material is appropriate for your climate. Plan on about 1 yard of material for each sleep sack - this varies based on the child Â‚'s size. The sleep sack I made was for children wearing 24 month clothing.
Sewing machine: although you could sew this by hand if you chose
Zipper: Â“ I used a 12 inch zipper, but would have chosen a longer one if I were to do it again. If you child is learning to use a zipper, you can get a jacket zipper that zippers from the top down.
A pair of your child' Â™s pajamas
Lay your child Â‚' Â™s pajamas on the fleece and trace out the outline of the sleep sack (this will be the back section). Leave extra room on the bottom and the sides.