Sleeping Bag Tutorial
Two years ago I made my first cute little sleeping bag tutorial (link below) and I decided to make a couple this year and update the pattern to make it a little easier.
- Cut 2 pieces of fabric for the back of the sleeping bag – 10 inches x 18 inches and one piece of batting.
- Layer right sides together with the batting on the back and stitch around the sides leaving a opening for turning it right side out.
- Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Turn right side out.
- Cut 2 more pieces 11 inches by 9 inches. The top will be wider than the bottom.
- You could also cut 1 piece 22 x 9 inches and fold it over.
- Stitch around the outside leaving a opening for turning.
- Turn right side out.
In the photo below you can see that the top is wider. If you would like to do some quilting on the bag, now is the time to do it.
Place the top on the bottom matching up the sides seams. The bottom will be too big and you will want to make 2 pleats or tucks.
Top-stitch around the sides and bottom. I caught the openings for turning in my top-stitching.
You could always use clips instead of pins to hold the pieces together.
Fold-down the top part of the backing to make a little pillow. Top-stitch on one side and the bottom, then stuff and stitch down the other side.
I also made one that has binding around it. Actually I made it first…..then I decided on making the sleeping bag even faster…..without binding.
Here you can see the sleeping bag all done except putting a binding around the sides and bottom. I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches.
This one was actually a little wider.
These would make a great last-minute gift. The little bears below were bought at the Dollar Tree.
Of course, I had to make a sleeping bag out of batiks……this is from Island Batik and is from the Quilts of Valor group.
Be sure and checkout my other DIY sleeping bag tutorial!
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