2010-09-02

The Bedroll Take 1

Tommy started preschool on Monday, and one thing they request he bring in is a sheet and blanket for nap time - actually they recommend a sleeping bag.  We don't already have a sleeping bag for him, and honestly I don't feel like buying him one right now nor do I think he would like one much anyway (he does not like to be tucked in at all - prefers to just be lightly covered if at all)

So I set out on my quest - an inexpensive option and when I found twin sized flat sheets at WalMart for $3 I knew what I had to do.  So this afternoon I set to work and have this to show for my efforts.





I hoping to get pictures of Tommy actually in it tomorrow so you can see the size.  But basically it is a twin size sheet folded into thirds - two-thirds make up the padded bottom and the other third is the attached sheet.  I am so happy with how it came out and how incredibly easy it was to make!!  There are a couple small details that I need to work on  - I am hoping with the next bedroll I can write a tutorial to share too.  

For $3, plus a little bit of my time (about an hour) some ribbon and thread (maybe about $2.50 worth) I am calling this a huge budget friendly, kid friendly success!!!

14 comments:

  1. Do they sleep on cots? That is a cute idea!

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  2. That is so clever...I bet you could sell those!

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  3. What a cute idea! My kiddos always had to have the plastic folding mats.

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  4. I love it, what did you use to pad it? Did you use a sheet of foam or did you stuff it like a pillow?

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  5. Okay, that is so clever and so cool, especially when you think of how simple the idea is!! :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. What a great idea! Hope he likes it. Who knows, this could be your next money maker. You're so creative!

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  8. What a great idea! I think you need to start making/selling these!

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  9. What a cute idea! Love the color. Might have something to do with us buying the same sheets/same color for E's bed.

    We've used those $3 sheets for photo backdrops, craft projects (mobcaps), and a travel blanket. My next project with them is to make E a halloween outfit. Still debating princess versus cowgirl. Ha!

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  10. That is FANTASTIC. I can't sew worth punch...so I'm particularly impressed. Well done!

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  11. I didn't know they still did naps at preschool. How long will he be there? I can't imagine Aidan actually laying down and sleeping... he doesn't he do that here now!

    Cute bedrooll. So darn creative!

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  12. That turned out perfect!

    LOL @ Heather's comment... I'm thinking the same thing - it'll be a miracle if anyone gets Itty Bit to sleep!

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  13. What a super clever idea! I like how resourceful you are! You sound like you'd be great at problem solving... oh wait isn't that called just being a mom aka professional problem solver. Way to go "Mom"!

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