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Make Your Own Chic Nap Mat

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Author My Little Gum Drop
Price $10.00
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by Jacks, Amber
on June 13th, 2018

“Easy to follow”

Quiet moments of rest and comfort just got a whole lot more fun and stylish with our Nap Mat pattern. Let your child relax at school, daycare, sleepovers, or anywhere with this portable, super easy-to-create Nap Mat. Complete with a comfy integrated pillow and blanket, this padded Nap Mat rolls up for easy portability. Its so simple: choose your favorite fabric material and color, a high-loft batting for comfort, and follow the step-by-step instructions to sew and finish your customized Nap Mat. No more lugging around an extra pillow and blanket! Create your own Nap Mat fast and economically, and make rest time more fun for any little body!

-2 pieces of 22x44 of cotton fabric. For the example in this eBook I’m using quilt weight fabric.
-32x32 fleece in a coordinating color.
-29 inches of Polyester webbing for the straps.
-2 pieces of sew on Velcro. 1 ½ inches each
-1 piece 22x44 of Polyester batting. For this example I’m using 8 to 10 oz. Polyester batting.
-Enough poly-fill to fill a small pillow.
-Pins, big ruler, and measuring tape.
-Marking pen, pencil or disappearing ink pen. As long as it comes off easily.


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by Jacks, Amber
on June 13th, 2018

Easy to follow

by J. McDonald
on August 21st, 2016

I made this for a little girl for her pre-k nap time. It turned out well, thank you for the pattern and instructions.

by K. Collins
on November 9th, 2015

I made this for my grand-daughter two years ago and she loved it, now that her brother is here, he fights over it with her. I was informed my their mother that I was going to have to make him we know what he's getting for Christmas. Very easy and clear instructions, enjoyed making this "Chic Nap Mat" or "Dude Nap Mat"... :)

by Johns, Vanessa
on July 24th, 2013

Love this idea for pre-school and Instructions so easy to follow- a+

by carman, holly
on March 7th, 2013

i made these year after year when my little ones were in preschool. i always got asked about them! they were very easy to make and turned out super cute.

by Toonin
on October 12th, 2012

love it love it thanks

by Browder, Lou
on August 15th, 2012

I made it for my great-niece and she loves it I even embroidered her name on it. Her teacher had all the other pre-k teachers coming to see her mat. You should have heard her trying to tell us about it. Very easy to make and thanks for helping to make a little girl happy

by Collins, Karey
on June 15th, 2012

I have made two of these and they are both super cute. They have held up well in the wash also. A great pattern for sure.

by Jami C
on June 6th, 2012

I loved this pattern. I made one for my son when he started kinder and one a year later for my daughter to take to preschool. The first nap mat has been passed down to little brother and he has used it for two years. It is just a great pattern for a solidly constructed (and super cute) mat. All I did was follow instructions, and these mats have lasted for several years and are still going strong.

by Willett, Linda
on May 16th, 2012

Made these for my granddaughter and grandson for mother's day out! Everyone loved them!

by Thompson, Jackie
on March 30th, 2012

So easy to make and I plan on making more!!

by Binksma, Erin
on January 31st, 2012

This was much easier to put together that I thought. I made 2 nap mats and they have been through 3 children and still going strong!

by Kirby, Amy
on January 4th, 2012

I have made several of these, when my oldest was in preschool she used it on top of the nap cots they provided. Simple easy to read directions!

by Carrie
on August 1st, 2001

I bought this pattern on Sunday and the material on Monday. I was able to get one complete during my girls nap time today. Very easy to follow instructions! My girls are going to sleep in style at Mother's Day Out this year.

by Jessica Jones
on August 1st, 2001

This was so easy to make! I made one for my daughter, but it is not padded enough. I bought some thick batting and doubled it up. Then adjusted where I put the velcro straps to account for the extra padding. I also made it a tad longer to make the pillow bigger too because I have a very tall 3 year old. The pattern was great though! Very detailed and clear :) Thank you!

by lisa ard
on August 1st, 2001

What a great book. Easy to follow and my little girl now refuses to sleep in her bed. Loved it.

by Laura McCleland
on August 1st, 2001

Ihave not made this yet but did see some at a local craft fair selling for $30.00 each. They were so cute. I will make these for my grandchildren in the near future.

by Heather Hansen
on August 1st, 2001

I've made 3 of these and plan on making one for another little girl for Christmas. They're relatively easy to make, the directions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loves her nap mat. And she loves the mini-one I created for her doll that matches hers.

by Kristie Manley
on August 1st, 2001

I am such a procastonator, lol. I bought this tutorial last night, went today & bought materials, spent the afternoon making it. Was really nervous because I'm a beginner sewer. Have been sewing for about a year now but haven't sewn since High School and have been re-teaching myself. This tutorial is great for beginners. My son will be able to start pre-k in the morning now w/ his new custom made nap mat. Thanks for the awesome tutorial

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