I made the smallest size, 0-6 mos, for my baby since she’s so young. We still swaddle her right now, but we’ll stop in a couple of weeks and use this sleep Lua sleep sack instead. By then it won’t be so big on her either! Since summer is beginning, I chose to put a cotton flannel in this Lua sleep sleep sack instead of wool batting so it wouldn’t be too hot. We live in a upper floor apartment so it can get pretty warm.
I chose fabric with a simple pattern for the Lua sleep sack. I wanted something I liked (because I will be looking at it often) and that would work for a boy or a girl so that I could use it for future children. I love the white and mint colors contrasted with the giant red buttons. I also omitted the piping and piecing on the front to get clean lines. Learn how to sew piping.
The sleep sack is made with a simple cotton woven fabric for both the outer and the inner fabric. It makes it simpler and easier to sew.
I almost chose giant matching turquoise buttons, but luckily I got help on instagram and chose the fun, red buttons instead. The pattern shows you how to sew the buttons carefully so the buttons won’t fall off and get in a litte baby’s mouth. I love the pop of color! I also chose a dark fabric for the lining to help hide any stains that might happen.
Look at those eyes!
This Lua sleep sack is smart and the curved piecing is beautiful. I feel so lucky that I was able to test it! The pattern goes up to size 2, so I’ll be able to make more as my baby grows. I can’t wait to try the other style!
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.