In a book Sikksakk I saw long time ago a sleeping bag made for a baby from an old sheep skin coat. I thought that was a marvellous idea and even found and old sheep skin coat from A's parents' storage room. The coat did not fit to anyone anymore and it's not really in anyones' style so I got that coat from them.
On monday I met a woman with two young children and we got talking about clothing a baby. I have found it difficult to dress Likka. She does not like to be dressed or undressed, so I have not dressed her much when we go out, I just place her in a sleeping bag. It works really well now, but the sleeping bag is not very warm and when it gets colder the sleeping bag we have now is not going to be enough. So the woman I met suggested that we could buy a down sleeping bag for the winter. She said she uses one for her younger kid.
I believe her but since I had that sheep skin coat I desided to now make the sleeping bag from that. I had returned that book to the library where the pattern for the sleeping bag was I just made up my own pattern. Besides the pattern needed to be adjusted to the coat anyway.
I can't say that sheep skin is very easy to sew, it's really thick and it hardly fit under the sewing machine's foot but after one broken needle and tens of bent pins later I got the sheep skin sleeping bag done. I'm sure the sleeping bag is not as warm as a down sleeping bag would be and it might be that we will get a down one too later, but the sheep skin sleeping bag at least together with the regular sleeping bag works until it gets really cold.