Functional Design

Seattle, Washington · 14 Sales


Functional Design

Seattle, Washington 14 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Tracey B.


Announcement   Functional Design :: cozy sleeping bags for kids
Thank you for visiting my shop :: sweet dreams


Functional Design :: cozy sleeping bags for kids
Thank you for visiting my shop :: sweet dreams

Tracey B.

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Functional Design opened its doors in the early 1980s. I was living in a log cabin in Alaska without electricity, and I bought my first treadle sewing machine-a Pfaff 150. I designed clothing and gear, as well as making repairs and modifications for my hiking, climbing, and camping adventure buddies. Functional Design was busy! I made tents, sleeping bags, wool and fleece inner and outer wear, and flannel and polar fleece baby gear that would keep your baby warm to -20F (in your backpack or dogsled).

I moved to Seattle in the late 1990s and patented a sleeping bag design: the "Sweetie Pie Sleeping Bag Doubler & Expander". I now had electricity, so purchased two new Bernina sewing machines, the 1001 and a serger. I continued designing and sewing children's clothes, baby slings, and toys for my friends. I also started an internet business and sold my sleeping bag Doublers. This kept me busy from 1999-2012, and then YKK changed their sleeping bag zippers (which made our lives too complicated). We closed Functional Design, our business, in 2013.

With my surplus fabrics, zippers, fleece, and polarguard 3D insulation, I have sewn a collection of ultra-cozy serious adventure sleeping bags for kids. In addition, I have created several "luxury" down sleeping bag sets that include a pillow, silk liner, and matching backpack stuff-sack that are perfect for grandparents to keep on hand for visits from little imps.

As an educator and naturalist, I am an advocate for place-based education, environmental stewardship, and outdoor play. I believe in pajama parties, sleeping in forts and tree-houses, as well as taking your kids hiking, backpacking, and camping.

Thank you for visiting my newly re-opened shop! Every sleeping bag gives back=10% of revenue will be donated to ARC, Seattle's Associated Recreation Council. The ARC works in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and 37 volunteer community advisory councils that support education, children, and environmental stewardship.

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop~
Now, go outside and PLAY!

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  • traceyhooping


    Northwest mom, educator, nature lover, and seamstress.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2014
Thank you for visiting my shop. Please contact me if you have any special requests.

Accepted payment methods

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Please make payment at time of order; orders will be cancelled after 48 hours.
I accept PayPal.
USPS 1-2 day Priority Mail Large Flat Rate for all orders outside of Seattle.
Washington and Oregon orders Priority Mail 1-2 day.
Both options will include a tracking number.

For International orders: please contact me for a shipping quote!
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if you are not happy with your sleeping bag to discuss return/replacement options. My goal is for you and your child to be delighted with this sleeping bag, and that you will recommend my shop to all your friends ;^)

Happy Camping~