SweetPod Sleep Pod (moses basket)

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SweetPod Sleep Pod (moses basket) Pattern


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Sewing: SweetPod Sleep Pod (moses basket)
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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • quilt piecing
  • sewing thick layers of fabric
  • machine quilting or quilt tying
  • quilt binding

Pattern Description:

I love having a Moses basket for my newborns so I can keep my little one right by my side during those first sleepy weeks. When I found out my 6th little bundle was going to be a girl I designed this basket so it could be a show case for a whole bunch of sweet fabrics.

The SweetPod sleep pod is the perfect spot to lay a sleeping baby. It has a removable, washable bumper pad and mattress cover. It has carrying handles to make moving it from room to room easy (though I don't recommend carrying it with a baby inside), and pockets for storing little necessities like pacifiers or wipes.

All of the supplies for this project are available at your local craft store.


  • 1 1/4 yd 60" wide canvas duck for basket outer
  • 1 2/3 yds quilt fabric for pocket and lining
  • 2/3 yd flannel to cover foam
  • 5 cute print fat quarters (or 1/4 yd cuts) for bumper pad front
  • 1 yd. quilt fabric for back of bumper and ties
  • 2/3 yd. quilt fabric for mattress cover
  • 4 2/3 yds super heavy non-fusible interfacing like Peltex or Timtex
  • 4 12"x18" pieces of extra stiff #7 plastic canvas
  • 12"x28" piece of 1/4" thick foam core (found at framing supply stores)
  • 12"x28" piece of 1" thick open cell (green) foam or Nu-Foam
  • 1/3 yd. 90" wide batting for bumper in your preferred loft
  • 1/2 yd 1/4" elastic
  • coordinating thread
  • heavy thread (for sewing plastic canvas together)

You Will Also Need:

  • 90/14 sewing machine needles
  • tapestry needle (for sewing plastic canvas together)
  • rotary cutter, ruler, and mat for cutting strips
  • hand sewing needle for sewing top edge binding
  • hot glue gun

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a homeschooling mom of 6 kids and an artist. I dabble in just about everything--drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, fabric design, knitting, jewelry making, and pattern design.

Because I've always had one little baby or another for the better part of 12 years I've designed sewing patterns to make my life easier. I hope they can make your life easier too by keeping that precious little ...

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