Smaller sleeping bag liners can be used
for children and they make an excellent resource for
emergency warmth. We call these Snuggle
fleece fabrics are 60”-72” wide. That becomes the
yards per bag and fold over so it is 36” wide when
folded over or get 3 yards for a larger person so
the bag can have the width of 54” folded
26”-32” zipper and sew it into the upper side
seam so the individual can crawl into the bag then
zip it up.
sew along the bottom, sewing in two 12” pieces of
½” elastic for the purpose of holding the liner in
a nice roll while stored.
from the bottom along the side seam and sew up
leaving the upper seam open for the zipper to be
Measure down from the top the
length of the zipper, to see how far up from the
bottom to sew. The zipper does not need to come all
the way to the top but 6”-8” can be left open at
the very top of the side seam.
the very top totally open with maybe only a rolled
hem around the top to finish it up.
story and instructions have been provided by Joyce
We took an
early spring vacation to Zion National Park and arranged to stay in a
couple of traditional
Native American Teepees to have an authentic Southwest
experience. The temperatures had dropped to 27˚ F. with snow in
the forecast but we were determined to follow through with a
once in a lifetime
experience of sleeping in a teepee made by the same people who
had constructed the teepees used in the movie, “Dancing With
The countryside was beautiful, but cold.
We checked into the little lodge and we were given our
‘gear’ and then we were pointed in the direction of teepees
#8 and #9. We were given a bed roll or sleeping bag, a
pillow, a flash light and a few other things to make our
teepee experience complete.
In setting up, I shuttered with the
thought of crawling into a sleeping bag that others had
slept in. They did not seem washable. Then as we prepared
all that they gave us, we unrolled a red, fleece fabric,
zippered bag about the length and width of the sleeping bag
and realized it was the washable liner that protected the
bag, or protected me from the bag, I wasn’t sure
I was finally agreeable to the setup.
After playing some games late into the night with our
flashlights and coats and blankets about our shoulders, we
changed into our PJs and crawled into our zippered Sleeping
Bag Liners, which slipped into the sleeping bags and slept
most comfortably. The Liners offered the extra insulation
that gave us a most comfortable sleep in sub freezing
Our grandchildren, who live in
Massachusetts, had an electrical outage caused by an ice
storm. The temperatures inside the house turned below
freezing but they resorted to their fleece ‘snuggle bags’ I
had made them for Christmas. They spent most the day wrapped
up and zippered into the ‘snuggle bags’ I had sent them.
They are washable and very warm in varying sizes. They can
be made to the height of a man or fitted to the size of a