Today I am participating in Sewing for Kindergarten hosted by Sewing Like Mad. A big thank you to Mie for including me!
I had grand plans of sewing a few pairs of Morocco Pants and several Rowan Tees. However, as the first kid/grandkid/nephew to go to kindergarten, Jude was showered with lots of awesome back-to-school duds. And this mama was much busier than she thought she'd be once school started. How is it that having one kid in school all day doesn't really free up ones schedule? Luckily I was still able to squeeze in a little practical kindergarten sewing. I made this simple fleece nap blanket with attached pillow and I've even included a handy tutorial!
I still can't really believe that I have a kindergartener! Jude started at our local public school a few weeks ago and so far it has been really great. I was more than a little nervous, but Jude was super excited and so far his enthusiasm hasn't faded. The first day I shed quite a few tears on the walk home, it felt so strange to leave him all day. And that was the hardest adjustment for both of us, the long days. I was very happy when I learned that they had a nap period each afternoon. Not only did it mean he would get a much needed rest, it meant I got to sew something!
I took Jude to JoAnn and told him he could choose any fleece his heart desired. The wolf heads won him over instantly. He wanted them more than robots, Avengers, Star Wars, and monsters. It was wolf heads or bust and who am I to argue with that kind of conviction? So we went with a Dances with Wolves motif and ended up with a pretty sweet nap blanket. My big kindergartener even helped with the design and sewing! This nap mat comes together quickly, rolls up small, and washes easily. If you're in the market for a simple nap blanket, look no further.
Keep reading to learn how to make a simple fleece nap mat of your own.
And be sure to check out all of the awesome kindergarten sewing on the tour.