Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rest Mat For Kindergarten

We got Uriyah's school supplies list a few weeks ago and included on that list was a vinyl rest mat. I began my search to find the perfect mat but everything I looked at was either too uncomfortable looking or too plain. I then got to thinking that I should make it myself. I went right away to Google and found this: Nap Mat Tutorial It was exactly what I was looking for!  I love how it has a built in pillow & handle and how it rolls up for easy transporting.

Things got tricky when I started searching for fabric as it had to be vinyl (for easy spill cleaning I presume). I again turned to my trusty Google and found this amazing oilcloth fabric by Etsuko Furuya at this really cute online fabric store called Fabric Worm.

I just finished the mat today and I love it. I made some changes from the original pattern by omitting the blanket and cutting the width down by 4 inches. I can't wait to send Uriyah off to school with this super trendy mat! Just a few more weeks left to go!

Close Up of Pillow
Rest Mat Rolled Up

Close Up of Name Badge

Rest Mat Rolled Out


  1. OMG, you are the coolest mom ever! This is badass! I want one to unroll under my desk so I can catch some winks on my lunch break. :)

    Your kids are so lucky to have such loving, brilliant parents.


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