One of the problems with sleeping bags is that your head slides off your pillow.  This cosy polar fleece (polyester fleece) sleep sack or sleeping bag liner (or outer) solves that problem by having a pocket to put your pillow into! 

As well as the intended use as an insulating sleeping bag liner (or if it is the wrong shape put your sleeping bag inside it), this sleep sack could be used as an extra layer in your bed on cold nights, or on its own as a lightweight sleeping bag for camping on warmer summer nights.  If you don't have a pillow you could stuff the pillow pocket with clothing to cushion your head, which has the added advantage of keeping your clothes where you can find them in the morning!

Made in licensed character fleece (Spiderman, Sponge Bob....) this is ideal for sleepovers.  Another idea would be to keep one or more in the car for emergency use in cold weather.

Only one cut and 4 seams make this a fast (less than 1 hour!), fun, fleecy project!.

Step 1: Materials & Tools

1 piece of 60" wide fleece (polar fleece, polyester fleece), long enough for the person to sleep in and up to 18" extra for the pillow ( for Jonnybo111 the piece of fleece was 72" long, for a grown up I would reckon on 84" ?)
1 pillow

Sewing machine
Jersey/stretch/ball point needles to suit your sewing machine
Pins - preferably long
Walking foot for your sewing machine (if available)
I love that fabric
Oh hey, this was released on my B-day, nice! I'm gonna have to make one of these, my room is freezing in the winter.
I like it! I need one to keep myself from freezing when the Mrs. steals the covers!
Now that is an excellent reason to make one. It took me less time to make the sleep sack than to write up the ible and sort out all the photos & comments!
this is a really neat idea, thank you for sharing

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