3 Sleeping Bag Patterns for Dolls and Plushies

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Kids Love Them and Little Sleeping Bags Add Hours of Fun!

Anytime you’re giving a doll or stuffed animal as a gift, consider including a little sleeping bag. Kids love them, and it’s so much fun stitching them up.

There are many ways to go about making little sleeping bags.

3 Bears Sleeping Bag Pattern

Use colorful solid fabrics, simple piecing, or even an orphan quilt block for the front of the sleeping bag.

3 Bears Sleeping Bag Pattern

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.

Click here to purchase the “Three Bears Sleeping Bag pattern” here.

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.

Click here for notes about sizing.

Click here for more examples of sleeping bags made from this pattern.

Sleeping Bags for Dolls and Plushies

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.

Sleeping Bag for Dolls and Plushies

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.

Click here for notes about sizing.

This sleeping bag is simpler than the one above, but will provide plenty of play.

Click here for the free Doll Sleeping Bag tutorial.


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.

American Girl Doll Sleeping Bag

American Girl Doll Sleeping Bag

Photo courtesy of Warm Winter Wishes.

The tutorial, from Peas in a Pod, is free.

Click here for the American Girl Doll sleeping bag tutorial.


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