A DIY Nap Mat

I found out last week that the boys needed a nap mat but they are sold out EVERYWHERE! So I started out on my journey… I went to 3 Walmarts, 2 Targets, Babies R Us, called CVS, Walgreens and checked online. All sold out. At this point I did what any other mother would do… I went to meet my family for Happy Hour. I got home that night with nothing but bad lighting and the idea that I had to make a Nap Mat. So here goes… a Nap Mat made with nothing but re-purposed supplies, after 2 margaritas and with horrible lighting. Isn’t that what crafting is all about- now I know in crunch time, with no supplies and in about 50 minutes… I can come through, ha! Take that “Sold Out Nap Mats” everywhere!

I started with a king size down comforter, it never gets cold enough here so we never use it.

I cut it and then stacked it into 3 layers.

Then I used a full sheet, (obviously not ironed- oops) folded it in half and sewed it up 3 sides, leaving only a short side open.
I used scraps to sew up two long ties and a short handle so I could roll the mat up.
Then just like a huge pillow, I inserted the 3 stacked comforter into the cover.
I folded the excess fabric inward then placed the straps and handle where I wanted them to go.
I pinned and sewed. (Don’t forget to fold the long straps in half so it will look like 4 straps after you sew)

Ta-Da… When I finished I realized the comforter inside was a little too loose, so I tacked it with red embroidery floss in about 16 spots. It looks really cute but I forgot to take a picture.

I am happy to report that Clyde loves it and has never missed a nap. I’m sure this wont be the last time I have to craft something the night before my kids need it :)

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  1. says

    Literally JUST discussed with the hubs what to do with our old down comforter. Our son starts MDO in August–what a perfect way to repurpose the old and give him something he’ll need! THANKS

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