Hello again folks! Justin Here. Below is the second part of the snuggie pattern from Tuesday, check that post out here if you missed it.
The only thing left is to sew on the pockets. My children love pockets so; Leatha place 2 pockets on each Snuggie. Cut out the size of pockets you want. Leatha wanted oversized pockets. Sew a hem on the top of the pockets with a one inch seam. This strengthens the top of the pockets. Now place the pockets on the snuggie a few inches lower than where the person’s waist would be. Place the Pockets even distance from the center line, at the same height as each other.
There is NO need to sew under the edge of the fleece fabric when making the pockets. The fabric will not fray. Sew ½ inch from the edge of the fabric pocket, on the 3 sides of the pocket. Trim the extra fabric to a near ¼ inch from the seam. These pockets are great they are almost camouflaged on this snuggie.
The last step is to get a large button and sew it to the top back of the snuggie. Next attach a loop on the top of the other side of the back. Make the loop large enough to go easily over the button to help hold the snuggie on the person’s shoulders. I made my loop out of 3 inches of round elastic. The elastic stretches easily over the large buttons that Leatha picked out. You can make your loop out of elastic, grosgrain ribbon, rick-rack, heavy thread or yarn, or even shoe laces.
Amelia and Cameron loved the snuggies that Leatha had made for them for Christmas. They wear them all of the time. They were really easy to make and fun for Leatha to sew. This is a great beginner pattern.
Cameron told Leatha that these snuggies are better than the ones you can buy because you cannot buy a MONKEY snuggie. They are also about ¼ the price!
I hope you enjoyed what Leatha made for Christmas this year. Next I will write about what Leatha received.
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