I did actually finish the nap mat for my granddaughter. She loved it, as did many of the parents at her daycare. I may have started something... I used this tutorial by Jenny Garland. I followed the directions only as far as step 5, there are 10. I wanted the mat to be all one piece, not have the cover removable. I am not sure why this is, the mat washes well in cold water in a regular washing machine. In place of the removable foam I used a package of crib sized quilt batting, doubled. The batting fit perfectly! I left a 10 inch opening for the pillow, which I hand sewed closed later. I also "quilted" the mat itself, just straight lines across the width about 8 inches apart. I got the material out of the remnant bin at a local fabric store (okay, it was the one I worked at) :) So the most expensive thing was the batting, which was half-price as well. I did use buttons, as in step 10.
A closer look at the material...isn't it adorable?!?
Have a wonderful day!
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10