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Topic: Homemade Snuggie - part blanket, part robe  (Read 33202 times)
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isadora12000
« on: December 01, 2008 02:06:15 PM »

Have you seen the Snuggie on tv? It's part blanket, part robe, and all fleecey goodness for $20 + $8 shipping. Crazy! Yes, it's a little silly to have another blanket so you can have your arms warm and free, but my Grandma wanted one for christmas and I just couldn't see spending that much on something I new I could make for much less. It ended up being super easy to make, took me less than an hour to make 2 of them, also the cost came in at about $9 each. 

I found a pattern at http://www.sissonfamily.com/Sewingroom/images/2006projects/thesnuglet.pdf

For Grandma:


For my Stepmom:


The back, I guess they assume you will always be sitting or laying down in the Snuggie since the back is open, otherwise your backside is still going to be cold!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 02:17:16 PM »

Oh my gosh... that is too cute!  Actually I think its a great idea lol.  How much fleece did you use for each one?
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 02:18:17 PM »

Great way to work your craftiness into Christmas! My DD wants one of these too, thanks for the link.

P.S. I just bought the same blue fleece at Joann's on Friday morning - crazy there then!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 02:40:06 PM »

I used 3 yards for each.

You are welcome for the link. I got a good laugh from the picture on the directions, that person looks so happy to be in their snuggie and reading  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 02:46:19 PM »

those look amazingly warm ^^ i love these designs
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 07:06:11 PM »

You have answered my Christmas-present-making woes! I know somebody who is going to get one of these (hopefully in the tackiest print fleece I can find) just for mocking the Snuggie! Then I'll make one for me in something pretty and cuddly Smiley Great job on yours & thanks for the link!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008 08:16:50 PM »

OMG! I totally love it (I don't have tv... so I've never seem them before) I'm so making my mom one for christmas! She's always cold, so this is perfect Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008 05:48:27 AM »

they are so easy to make... I'm thinking of making more for the people i'm not sure what else to get.

enjoy all the sunggiely goodness!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008 07:04:32 AM »

I made 20 or so of these last year for Christmas presents. They went over quite well. They are fast and easy to make. I made my 2 grandsons 9 and 10 each one and only used 2 yrds of fleece. We even got creative and made the sleeves different colors to make them easier to find.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008 08:29:52 AM »

oh that looks so compfy i want one! lol
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008 08:10:01 AM »

Those looks awesome!

I just saw the tv ad for those the other night and asked my husband if it was wrong that I wanted one of those for myself.  They do look comfy cozy.  Thanks for the link as well, I think I'm going to have to make myself one.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008 11:07:17 AM »

i saw that commercial and I'd been thinking of some sort of blanket robe and now you've made one. I know it's meant to be. I need one in my life or to make one for my older brother :PYou did a great job on them :]


Also, they had two for 20 + something else with no shipping Shocked Shocked XD i was like call now mom!
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008 04:03:17 PM »

Thanks Everyone!

They are very comfy, I had to give one a test drive and keep it away from the cat hair...  Undecided  but it was very warm and comfy. 

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008 08:16:48 PM »

Great Job! They will sure love them. I saw the commercials and think the same thing about making them myself.
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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008 06:02:38 PM »

thats awesome! I saw those on t.v. and thought they were great, but I wasn't about to spend that much money on them.
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2008 10:40:38 AM »

My 8 year old wants a snuggie sooooooo bad!  Maybe I'll have to make him one.
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008 04:31:23 AM »

Part of me says this is just plain dumb, Why, I could wear a robe backwards!  But then the other, lounging, part of me says that this would be helpful when hubby turns the thermostat down below 70!  Thanks for the link, nonetheless!

I was thinking a zipper in the bottom to cover the feet might be helpful.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2008 06:23:45 AM »

Aren't these amazing!  I just made one for each of my parents.  They are so easy to make!  I love the fabric you used on that first one!
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2008 12:18:27 PM »

For those of you crafters out there that have made sunggies too - you should post some pics! I'd like to see how yours came out.

When I was looking for links to make on I did find somewhere one that did close the bottom for feet.. I can't remember if it was a zipper or something like a pocket that you tucked your feet into.. I'm sure if you search around you can find it.

Thanks again all for looking and commenting!  Smiley 
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2008 05:38:38 PM »

sweet!! fab idea. i don't know why i didn't think of making my own.
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008 02:06:08 PM »

i just saw this on tv as well and wanted to get one but i HATED the color choices they had i mean, come on blue, burgundy, and aqua. i know i wouldnt want to be seen wearing aqua and i didnt like the shade of the blue. and i just dont look right in burgundy all the time.  now i can find a print at joanns i like and make this soon.
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008 08:23:28 PM »

I have to make one of these for my husband he has been wanting one of these for a few weeks now since seeing the commercial. Awesome job!
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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008 06:54:10 PM »

You know, I work at a local craft store and a woman was talking about how she wanted to make one of these. She ended up not doing anything because she thought they would be complicated (It's a robe backwards, how can it be that complicated?) and she'd be lost without a pattern. Now I know where to point them to!
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2008 09:41:45 AM »

yep, tell them it is simple: 1 cut for the arm hole, 1 cut for the sleeves, stitch the sleeves in the holes and hem the cuffs if you like or hem the bottom if needed. simple simple, glad I can help.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2008 10:29:02 AM »

Those look waaay better than the ones on tv! You did a great job! Thanks for posting the link to a pattern, my 6yo (who's a sucker for infomercials, too) wants one so bad! Maybe I'll have time to whip one up Grin

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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2008 08:26:50 PM »

I think this is a wonderful Item but I also don't like the choices of colors offered. I also don't like the fact that there are none with patterns on the fabric. I intend to find something with a pattern that I like and use the pattern you directed us to to make this item. Ty again.
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2008 12:46:50 AM »

part of me says that this would be helpful when hubby turns the thermostat down below 70!  Thanks for the link, nonetheless!

I've seen the commercial and was tempted to buy them.  My husband loves the thermostat at 65 degrees.  I sit around in thermal underware, socks, sweat pants and sweat shirt year around.  At times I shake from the cold.

I was waiting to see if anyone would figure out how to make them.  I sooooo want one right now.  I'm going to go through the fabric tote and find some fleece.
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« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2008 01:03:27 AM »

Those look so snuggly.  Every time I see the commercial I think "Ok, I can make that, it looks like an oversized robe backwards.
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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2009 01:28:55 PM »

This is great...I know it was posted a while ago.  Thanks for the link my husband is really wanting one of those, now  I can make with his fav team on it.
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2009 01:42:52 PM »

no problem! they were a big hit on christmas morning... I even jot a request for a few more!  Grin hope everyone else has enjoyed their snuggies as well.
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2009 07:35:47 AM »

As soon as I saw the ad on TV I wanted one!  Then I saw your post and I decided to make my own.  I found some cheap fleece and it turned out pretty good!  Thanks for the inspiration! 
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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2009 04:05:27 PM »

The most kick ass monk robes...er, snuggle suit ever!  Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2009 08:25:51 PM »

Isadora,

Thanks so much for sharing this. Great pattern for your grandma--makes me think of a graceful mermaid.

Cheers!
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2009 06:57:53 AM »

You are welcome! And thank you  Smiley a graceful mermaid, I will have to tell her that. I thought it was very pretty myself. 
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« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2009 08:20:15 PM »

I love that.
Great job.
Thanks for the link !!!
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2009 06:46:04 PM »

I've been wanting to make a few of these.  I bought too much fleece (was going to make fleece sleep pants for Christmas presents and ran out of time) so I thought I'd make a snuggie or two.  Thanks for the pattern link, yours look great! 
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« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2009 06:02:00 PM »

I am looking for a pattern for something similar to the snuggie.....
My wife has an old robe that looks like a blanket, but zips in the front, and has foot holes in the bottom, so you can walk around and not have the blanket fall off. It looks a little like a toddler blanket sleeper.

Any ideas??

Thanks
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