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.
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)
Now put a pin in the center of the front and back, then pin the sides.
Make 2 little tucks so that the bottom lies flat.
Stitch to hold in place.
Here is what it looks like so far.
Now fold the top down about 3 inches to form the pillow
Put some stuffing in it and top stitch on the binding to enclose the stuffing.
Your finished sleeping bag!
This size holds a Beanie Baby too.
Or a cute little bear!
Then I pinned on the top piece and put binding around 3 sides.
Sew Can She for featuring this tutorial in their February 1, 2012 newsletter!