Shh, don't tell, Jaiden is getting a snuggie for Christmas this year! (Click Here to discover what a snuggie is...) Jaiden is a fiend for infomercials! She wants everything! Just yesterday, we "had" to watch one for the new and improved snack master. Of course, she wanted it!
Jaiden has been wanting a snuggie since they first came out. Now since Christmas is getting closer, the commercials are on every 15 minutes. She really, really wants one. She told me that you can even read and watch TV with a snuggie!
Oh, it gets better! I was telling my cousin, Lindsay, what Jaiden had said about the snuggie. Lindsay told me that if I find a pattern to let her know because her daughter, Olivia (7) wants one really, really bad. Olivia told Lindsay, "But Mommy, it's a blanket with sleeves!!" Well, I was telling mt friend this whole story and it turns out her son also is in desperate "need" of a snuggie. In total, I am making about 5 child size snuggies and 2 or more adult sized ones for Christmas.
I recently did a search for a child size snuggie and found a really good site with detailed instructions on how to make a child snuggie. I thought it would be too big for the kids, so I used the same directions, but I changed the measurements to fit the kids I am making for.
Here is the original site with the instructions: Child's Snuggie
These are the following measurements I made:
For the 2 younger ones (2&3 year olds) You'll need 1 1/8 yd of of 60" wide fleece
Cut 15" of the 60" width to now make the fleece piece 45"Wx40.5"L The cut the strip into 2- 15"x20" pieces. Fold in half vertically and sew to make a sleeve that is 15"x10". The arm holes are 8" from the top of the body of the blanket and 8" away from the fold (instead of the suggested 10"x12" measurement in figure 3) The size of the oval hole is 7"x4" (instead of the 8"x5" as suggested).
For the 3 older ones (5,6,&7 year olds) You'll need 2 yards of 60" wide fleece. Cut the fleece to make a 50"x50" square. Cut the leftover fleece into 2- 18"x20" pieces for the sleeves. The arm holes are 9" from the top of the body of the blanket and 9" away from the fold (instead of the suggested 10"x12" measurement in figure 3) The size of the oval hole is 7"x4" (instead of the 8"x5" as suggested).
The snuggies are really easy to make, they take less than an hour to complete one! I got my fleece at Walmart and paid $4.44 yard. These make an inexpensive. but very nice gift!
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