Nap in a Bag

Sew 4 Home's Nap in a Bag tutorial shows how to make a blanket and matching pillow neatly stored in a drawstring bag with a storage pocket. -Sewtorial

Sew 4 Home has created a tutorial for the perfect sleepy time solution. Nap in a Bag comes with a matching pillow and blanket neatly stored in a drawstring bag with a storage pocket. (Great for sleepovers.)


(Fabric sources and recommendations can be found in the full tutorial.)

  • 1½ yards of 60″+ wide lightweight, double-sided fleece or similar for the blanket
    NOTE: It is important to use a fleece that is soft and nice on both sides since the blanket is meant to be reversible. Also, as mentioned above, the bag is sized for a lightweight fleece. If you choose a heavier weight fleece or a Minky, you may need to increase the size of the bag.
  • 1⅓ yards of 44″+ wide cotton fabric for the blanket binding, pillow front, and the bag’s upper panels and pocket
  • ⅓ yard of 44″+wide cotton fabric for the bag’s lower panels
  • Scrap or ¼ yard of low loft batting for the pillow
  • Scrap of ¼ yard of lightweight fusible interfacing for the pocket
  • ONE snap for the pocket
  • ONE grommet
  • 1¼ yards of ⅛” round cording
  • ONE double cord stop to fit the cording
  • Optional: ONE small bead to use as a “pull” for the cord, which means it needs a large enough opening to thread the cording
  • All purpose thread to match fabric
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clover Hot Hemmer (optional for hemming)
  • Straight pins
  • Large safety pin

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner

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