I’m due to have my second child this January, and these sleep sacks are the first thing I’ve sewn for the new baby. (What with chasing after a 2-year-old and all, they may be the only thing I sew for #2!)
I sewed them up before I knew the baby’s gender (it’s a boy!), so it was great that they are very gender-neutral in color and theme (if I had known I was sewing for a boy, I probably would have left the little flower applique off, but I don’t mind it). That’s what I love about our Love My Honey collection in general—it works for a boy or girl depending on which fabrics you use. I also can’t resist bee-themed fabric—I have to admit that I collect it. (We all have our fabric weaknesses, right?)
Anyway, back to the sleep sack pattern! I jumped on the chance to sew these up because I found sleep sacks to be really handy with my first born. She was a winter baby who didn’t like being swaddled, so the sleep sack was perfect. Once my husband and I discovered this, we tried to buy more sleep sacks and couldn’t find them anywhere in the stores because stores only had summer baby things (in February! I’ll never understand the seasonality of the clothing market.) So now I feel prepared with this set of two for my next winter baby. Sue did a great job designing this pattern so that it’s simple to sew, and it’s practical. I love that you can just open the bottom Velcro if you want to –perfect for nighttime diaper changes! One of our staffers, Sharla, has twin grandbabies, so we had to let her borrow these to get an action shot. The twins are only about 2 weeks old in this photo (they weren’t preemies, they’re average newborn size), so the sleep sacks are a bit big still, but they are definitely cute!