There are many ways to go about making little sleeping bags.
Use colorful solid fabrics, simple piecing or even an orphan quilt block for the front of the sleeping bag.
Experienced quilters may not need a pattern. But if you do, Flossie Teacake’s pattern is well designed. It includes patterns for 3 sizes:
- Baby Bear – which will accommodate bears up to 8″ tall
- Mummy Bear – with a maximum bear height of 10½” tall
- Daddy Bear – catering for bears up to 13½” high.
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The pattern pieces are easily increased on a copier if your bear (or doll) is bigger than any of the sizes included with the pattern.
Photo courtesy of Probably Actually.
Free Sleeping Bag Tutorial
If you need instructions but don’t want to purchase a pattern, Snugglebug University provides a nice tutorial.
You’ll need to lay the doll or toy out on the fabric to determine how large to make the fabric pieces. Leave plenty of room all around so that the sleeping bag will fit loosely around the toy.
This sleeping bag is simpler than the one above, but will provide plenty of play.
Sleeping Bag and Pillow for American Girl Dolls
The following tutorial is for a sleeping bag and pillow for American Girl and other 18″ dolls.
Photo courtesy of Warm Winter Wishes.
The tutorial, from Peas in a Pod, is free.