I’ve been meaning to try out the straight jacket  swaddler pattern from this book after I checked it out at my local library.  This was an easy pattern, probably not for a beginning sewer but pretty easy overall.  The inside is soft fleece I bought in the black Friday craziness at Joann’s, and the outside is of course a full moon dot by Amy Butler.  

24 Responses to Swaddler

  1. Mama Pea Quilts December 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    This little swaddler looks just like the apparatus Native Americans attached to a board and carried their little ones in on their backs! I'd never seen this pattern before. Clever!

  2. Danielle December 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    Oh so adorable!

  3. Natalia December 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm #

    Wow! That looks like such a great idea with a newborn!

  4. Tasha December 21, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    That is fabulous!! All my babies loved being swaddled. Wish I had known about that pattern. Love it. Great fabric choice too :)

  5. Evelyn December 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    Hey, I just did a post about swaddling blankets on my blog! My version is much more low-tech, but so darn effective. There's a goofy video my husband made on how to use it – you should check it out just for a chuckle. :-)

  6. Beth December 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    yours turned out super cute! one of the reasons i bought this book was for the swaddler pattern!

  7. Shannon December 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    There is absolutely nothing better than a good swaddling blanket. I just sent out 3 as gifts. Just the boring old store bought variety. Yours is lovely!

  8. Keriann December 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

    very cute! I can't wait to give it a try myself! What book did you find it in?

  9. Beth December 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    Lovely! All three of my girls loved being swaddled, and I swear it was the key to a good nights sleep for mama and baby alike :) Thnaks for the pattern notes too.

  10. A. December 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Ooh, so pretty! :) My favorite swaddling technique is from The Happiest Baby on the Block… never fails!

  11. Jody December 22, 2009 at 12:21 am #

    Love that! Uff Da. . .you know I'm going to have to buy that book now don't you???

  12. Leslie December 22, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    this looks so great…what a perfect baby holder!!!

  13. SummersDesigns December 22, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    That looks nice. Would have been good to have when mine was tiny, but would still make a good shower gift. Thanks!

  14. kwiltmakr December 22, 2009 at 4:32 am #

    That is way cool. Perfect for the newborn. Love the fabric.

  15. Nicole December 22, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    So cute! When you went to the make the enlargement for this pattern how large did you size it too?

  16. Leslie & Erik December 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    This is really cute. Please do share how it works out once the baby arrives!!

  17. Mountain Home Quilts December 22, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    My babies like strait jackets, I mean swaddlers!! 😉 Love this one- I'm sure your little man will too!

  18. Amy December 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    What a great idea! My kids all had to be swaddled or they would punch themselves in the face. I'll keep this in mind for next time!

  19. Tanya and Colin December 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    love it!

  20. Barbieann December 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    what a good idea! I would loved to have had one of those when my kids were little. I would like to get a pattern tho, for my grand babies when they are born.

  21. Sara December 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Not that you shouldn't run out & purchase this wonderful book as there are many other great patterns in it, but this pattern is featured for free download over at Craft: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/05/craft_pattern_podcast_snuggler.html

  22. Miss Sews-it-all December 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

    Nice color combo! I never knew what a swaddler was until I became a momma last year. Gotta love the swaddler!

  23. kaye May 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    I just made one of these swaddlers–it looks a bit awkward to me. I was wondering if you had tried it on an actual baby. If you have how did the velcro work. It doesn't appear to be in a proper position to swaddle the baby tightly. Could you email me back if you have tried it on a baby. theriverdaughter at gmail dot com. Thanks

  24. Kari February 8, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    what size baby does this fit? i need to make a gift for a friend with a 3 month old :)
    i'm very late on the shower gift.

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