The little sleeping bags are perfect for dolls or stuff animals! Enjoy the tutorial.
I made another little sleeping bag and have the tutorial for you.
The first thing I did was getting into my batting scraps and piece some together using a zig-zag stitch. This is a great way to use up your scraps.
Read the directions and then if you have a bigger doll just adjust the size. The easiest way is to lay a piece of fabric over your doll and see how much fabric is taken up by the girth of the doll.
This sleeping bag was done with just plain pieces of fabric instead of the strip piecing. If you strip piece just do your pieces the sizes shown.
Front, batting and backing
- Cut a 8 by 12 inch piece of each
- Cut a 5 1/2 x 9 inch piece of each – this is bigger so you can put a tuck in it to make more room for the doll
- Quilt as desired, I just did a straight stitch about a inch apart
- Cut a piece of binding 2 1/2 inches by 9 inches and sew to the top of the quilted front piece – fold over and top stitch (sorry I forgot to take a picture of this)
Cut a piece of binding 2 1/2 inches long and sew to the back side. Then fold over to the front and top stitch.
I thought I would show a couple pictures of the strip piecing. I just added strips at a angle to cover the backing and batting and then trimmed it to the size I wanted.
When I made the first one I just turned down the top a 1/4 inch, top stitched it, folded it down 3 inches and stuffed some batting in.
I didn’t like the way I finished my binding on the ends so decided to change the way I bound the whole thing.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and make some for the little ones! Happy Holidays! Thanks also to Sew Can She for featuring this tutorial in their newsletter!