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SUNNY-SIDE UP SLEEPING BAG SET

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Bacon wrapped kids anyone???  This sleeping bag combo was inspired by one of my favorite childhood books "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" which in recent years was adapted into an animated movie that my children enjoy as well. The book is about a town called "Chewandswallow" that gets it's food from the weather & is overcome with a natural disaster of freakishly large food items. As a child I always dreamed of what it would be like to live in a town with super-sized food. Now my kids don't have to dream of it, they can experience it first hand, wrapped in their cozy bacon & egg sleeping bag set. 

NOTE: The egg doubles as a sleeping bag carrier/pillow case.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

The materials needed will change depending on the size you would like to make your sleeping bag. I had my children in mind for this project so I made the bag about 54" in length & about 30" wide, but you could easily make it larger for an adult.  Based on my measurements I used:

3 Yards of a burgundy fleece (bacon)
1.5 Yards of white fleece (egg)
3/4 Yard of yellow fleece (yolk)
1.5 Yards of white felt (for fat strips)
1 sleeping bag zipper (100 in)
20 in. of white velcro 1" width. (You can use a white zipper instead) 
Quilt batting (I used a thin batting but you can use whatever you prefer or none at all if your fleece is thick)
About a basketball size amount of polyfill stuffing (yolk)
Optional: white ribbon for carrying strap. 

Note: You will also need a sewing machine, threads to match, and scissors.




This is so cute!!! My best friend is literally obsessed with Bacon! Bacon shirts, bacon pillows, bacon jewelry, bacon chocolate, bacon shoes, you name it! But, she does not have a bacon sleeping bag! Perfect Birthday gift! Do you have an estimate on how much fabric I would have to use for someone who is exactly 6'0? :-)
mygibzone (author)  Geekalicious2471 year ago
Who doesn't love novelty food items? ;) If the person is of average build I think the width should still work fine so you just need to get twice the length of the bag you want. (because it is doubled over) for a 6 ft tall person I'd guess you'd want it to be between 60-72" in length. SO you'd need about 4 yards of the burgundy color. As far as the egg material & white felt you should be safe with the same amounts, you just won't have a lot of room for play/mistakes. :) Hope this helps & Happy Creating!
AllCapps1 year ago
You won! Congrats! :) :)
wildcat031 year ago
that's so fun!
sunshiine1 year ago
This is very cute. I am sure this sleeping bag will be used until the threads are worn out! Nice job!
Sunshiine
This is Eggcelent. Good job friend!
mygibzone (author)  carrielynneh1 year ago
Thanks for "Egging" me on!
lmnopeas1 year ago
Awesome! This would be great for our annual camping trip. Nice Work!
OMG! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is my all time favorite book! My grandma would read that to me when I was younger and I don't know what it is, but I just love that book. I'm so glad this project was inspired by that because this project is sweet! I would love a sleeping bag set like that! I agree with Scooch, enter it to ThinkGeek!
mygibzone (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks! I did enter it to ThinkGeek! Now I just wait. I know what you mean about the book, there is just something very MAGICAL about it. Even as an adult I enjoy reading it to my children! :)
Lindie1 year ago
Very cool!
gosphero1 year ago
I would really dream about bacon in that sleeping bag! Amazing.
This is fantastic, I love it! You should submit this to the ThinkGeek Idea Factory - they're always looking for new products, and I bet this would be a hit! Or, you know, Kickstarter if you're into starting your own line :D  This one's a hit in my book! 
mygibzone (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
Thanks! I love ThinkGeek, & wasn't aware that they except ideas. Maybe I'll give it a go.
that is sooo cute and awesome, better than breakfast in bed, :)
mygibzone (author)  Pixie Puddle1 year ago
Lol. I'm all about word play & puns, I can't believe I didn't think of that one. "breakfast in bed", that's a good one!
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