I have two of those magic rice bag things that you can put in the microwave and heat up like a heating pad and I love them. I bring them to bed with me many nights and lay with them under my back, of just set one in my lap while I am reading and they make me so warm and cozy. A few times this winter I put one of them in Nora's snowsuit while we walked and it really kept her warm and toasty. I have been meaning to make her a warmy bag for a while now and I finally got around to it.
I decided to make hers a little more fun and do a "snuggle bunny"- Mr. Tweedle actually came up with the name! I got it done just in time for easter and it's going to look cute sitting in her easter basket this weekend. We will be able to put it in the microwave to warm up her bed when she is a little older or the freezer to use as a cool ice pack on a hot day in the summer. I think she will like playing with it too.
After I made Nora's, I got a little carried away and made 6 more! I started a little assembly line and had all my fabric scraps out and different cute combinations of patterns and colours were jumping out at me and I had to keep making them! Ha! Nora will have gifts to give some of her little friends when the occasion arises!
|Here are all the pieces ready to be put together.|
|In order to do the arms, legs and ears, place your fabric right sides together and add your lining piece on top. Stitch all the way around leaving the bottom open.|
|Turn right side out and iron.|
|For the ears to have a folded look, just fold each bottom corner over as pictured and sew across the folds to hold them in place.|
|Sew around the entire thing, leaving a 1.5 inch space to turn right side out.|
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