Doll sleeping bag tutorial |Keeping it Real

Monday, June 5, 2017

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

In the never ending quest of having to create beds for all of my kids' stuffed animals and dolls, this time I decided to simplify things and just sew a sleeping bag...

Doll sleeping bag tutorial


I let my daughter choose the fabric she wanted for this one and it seems she's very happy with the result so, yes, it's a success.

Here's a small tutorial:

You will need fabric for both the exterior and the lining of the sleeping bag. I just used the same fabric, but you may decide on a contrasting lining. The amount of fabric you need to cut depends on the size of the doll you are making the sleeping bag for. For your reference, here's how I measured mine: 

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Note that each of the fabric pieces needs to be long enough to fold over the doll as shown (lining and exterior fabric). 

You will also need a bit of polyester filling and a some sort of trim (optional).
  
To sew the sleeping bag, place both pieces right sides together and sew three of the sides, leaving one of the shorter sides open (or at least a small opening). Turn inside out and insert the polyester filling through the opening. Add as much filling as needed to leave the sleeping bag fully and comfortable, but don't fill it to the brim. Sew the opening shut.

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

If you decided to add trim, sew it on the top edge of the folded bag, as shown below:

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

Then pin the sides of the folded sleeping bag. You may want to insert the doll back in to make sure you have the correct height for the fold. Also, pin and sew on the wrong side of the bag. Sew down both sides:

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

Turn inside out and the sleeping bag is ready to be used:

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

Here's the lucky girl already enjoying her new sleeping bag:

Doll sleeping bag tutorial

And apparently the sleeping bag is also great to keep babies warm when they go out...

Doll sleeping bag tutorial


And here are some of the other doll beds I've made in the past, in case you want to check them out:


http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2017/04/diy-doll-bed.htmlhttp://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/05/old-basket-to-doll-bed-upcycle.html

http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2014/11/tha-handmade-christmas-doll-bed.html



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14 comments:

  1. What little girl wouldn't love that! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  2. Ohhhh! This post was just in time! My grandchildren are going camping soon! Guess what I'll be making them! :) Thank you for sharing! When I'm finished, I'll blog about it and link back to you!

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    1. Thank you! Send me a link when you post it and I'll add it here as well!

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  3. Oh how adorable! Thanks for sharing this idea with us at #overthemoon link party.

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    1. Thank you Sue, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  4. So easy and cute -I could make this today!

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  5. This is such a cute DIY..Totally loved it..Thanks for sharing it

    http://www.simpleindianmom.in/top-10-tips-sound-sleep-pregnancy/

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  6. So cute!! My daughter would love these for her stuffies, I may be busy for months making one for each care bear though!!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight, pinned!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, let me know if you end up making one!

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  7. Really love this idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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