Nap mats are the perfect mats for babies’ nap time, especially at school. These mats are great for nap time because they are made of durable and waterproof materials. Nap mats can be easily folded into fourths, making storage easier.
Nap mats are suitable for school, sleepovers, and day out with the kids. Considering that they are soft and easy to clean, they also provide adequate comfort for babies.
You can get nap mats in a variety of patterns, themes, and sizes.
To keep your nap mats in excellent condition for longer, you can make custom covers for them. If you don’t know how to make them? No worries! You will discover straightforward steps for making your nap mat covers in this article.
How to Make Nap Mat Covers
- 3 yards of clean fabric ( at least 44″ wide)
- 1 yard of Minky fabric
- 3 yards of trim
- Velcro strips
- Needles, threads, sewing machine
- Nap mat
1. Ensure to pre-wash all your materials before you begin and mark the fabric according to your nap mat.
The first thing to do is to make the blanket section, and to do that, cut a yard by 33″ of both fabrics.
Place then face to face with each other, then pin. Leaving one of the sides open (33″), sew the three sides shut.
2. Cut the edges off so it can lay flat when you turn it right side out.
To make your finishing smooth, you can run a couple of stitches outside the cover. You can pin the Minky fabric in place while you do that.
3. With the remaining yards of the 3 yards fabric, you will cover the mat. To do this, cut the remaining 2 yards in half through the center, leaving one side intact, cut down the other side to 48″.
Fold the top edge of each piece and make a stitch. This will serve as an envelope for the nap mat.
4. Place the fabrics together with their right sides, align the stitched edges to the bottom and the unstitched ones to the top.
5. Fold the piece beneath to about 16″ to make an opening for the envelope.
6. Fit the blanket sheet into the covering, with the Minky side at the top. Pin the sides and leave an opening at the bottom. Stitch it all up and turn it inside out and ensure you have appropriately attached your blanket.
7. The next thing will be to make the straps. First, cut 4ft long strips of trim in two places, and cut another about 1 ft.
8. Put the longer strips inside the cover at the bottom, which you’ve not sewn yet. Place it 5″ from the inside stitch and stitch it up. To help the straps hold up and stay in place, you can make a backstitch over it.
9. Turn the cover right side out and complete the edges of the trim. Then attach the velcro strips. You can use about 12″, depending on your preference.
10. Lay the blanket with the cover facing up, place the straps over the blanket.
11. Place the loop about 4 inches from beneath. Properly align the belt and velcro, then stitch.
12. With the remaining 12″ from the trim, make a handle for your nap mat cover. Place it at the bottom of the straps, a couple of inches from the end. Roll the edge beneath and stitch it in place. To help it hold up, make a box and X stitch.
13. Fit the nap mat in place through the opening, slide it to the bottom.
14. Close the straps and slide the pillow into the top space.
There you have your easy-to-make nap mat covers. In just a few simple steps, you can transform your nap mat into a more beautiful, durable, and functional essential to keep your baby comfortable and snuggly during nap time. Visit the Ram Research homepage for more expert information & advice.