A new nap-mat is in order. I found this cute idea for a Bed-in-A-Bag, but it was expensive ($145.00) AND out of stock. My mission: to recreate for less. I had full intentions of using the pillows as it explained they had on the product website, but when I grabbed the pillows off the shelf I realized how hard it would be to fold the mat up compactly. Instead, I decided to pick up a twin bed sized foam mattress pad.
I cut it into three sections, making each section the size of a standard pillow. The website shows five pillows sewn together, but three is plenty big enough for a toddler's nap-mat.
I did real simple measuring for my cuts. Simply lay the pillowcase on top of the foam and cut around the pillowcase. Depending on how accurately you cut the foam, you may have to trim it slightly so that it slides into the pillowcase nice and snug.
Next...sew the ends of each pillowcase shut. This is rocket science ;)
|(This is Right Sides together...guitars facing down and the front of the other pillow facing up) |
Once you've sewn all three sections together, you are done! It should look something like this.
It folds nicely and you can hold it shut with some simple velcro. Total Cost was $21.00 and that makes me very happy! I linked up to Tater Tots and Jello Weekend Wrap-up Party! Go over and look at all of the great ideas!
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