Now that the Christmas gifts have been given out, I can post my review of this pattern. I made one each for my sons, my husband and myself. I was bummed that mine had to sit up in the closet until they opened theirs, lol.
Pattern Description: It’s a snuggie with the added bonus of a foot pocket.
Pattern Sizing: They give the sizes as small, medium and long lengths. I made the medium. You might go with small for children and long only for folks well over 6′ tall.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yup. A blanket with sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were silly. I mean, really, stay-stitching and mitered corners on a fleece blanket? Seriously?
If the selvedges of my fabric were nicer looking I might not have hemmed anything. However, hemming does make it look more finished.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It’s such a basic design, there isn’t much not to like.
The foot pocket is awesome, everyone loves it.
Fabric Used: Polar fleece from Joann’s. Make sure to get it on sale as you’ll need 3.5 yards for the medium.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make this change, but I think I would definitely make the front pocket bigger. It’s a little too small to comfortably get your hands into. I’ve toyed with the idea of making the front pocket more like a muff, stitched on the top and bottom and leaving the sides open to slide your hands into.
My husband was trying to tuck it around the back of his neck and suggested making the part above the sleeves longer, with a hole to pop your head through. Then your shoulders and the back of your neck would be covered.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I’ve already made four, one for each family member, but I might make another if an occasion arises.
Conclusion: A quick and easy project that will be greatly appreciated on chilly winter evenings.
A few reviewers mentioned that the “1 hour” designation on the pattern was unrealistic. My first one, while looking at all the directions, took just over 1 1/2 hours. Once I knew what to do, the remaining three all took about an hour and 10 minutes.