This week Anne and I made a quick and easy sleeping bag for her dolly. Since she was the one doing the sewing (yes my 4-year-old made this!) we really did keep it simple 🙂 While you’re here, be sure to check out our Doll Clothes Section for more fun tutorials for dolly.
DIY Doll Sleeping Bag Tutorial
DIY Doll Sleeping Bag Step 1: Cut your FQ in half. This was the perfect size for a 15″ Disney princess doll. Her 12″ baby dolls fit well in it too. So we now have 2 pieces that are 18″ tall by 11″ wide. Then we cut 2 more from our fleece to make the sleeping bag extra cozy. To make this project even simpler you could skip the quilting cotton and just do a single layer of fleece.
DIY Doll Sleeping Bag Step 2: With right sides together (RST) sew one layer of fabric to one layer of fleece leaving a gap at the bottom. This gave Anne a great chance to practice pivoting around corners
DIY Doll Sleeping Bag Step 3: We decided to round the corners of the other pieces and then sewed them together with RST and leaving a gap at the bottom. This is a great opportunity to practice sewing curves. I had to help her a bit but she was still able to do most of it
DIY Doll Sleeping Bag Step 4: Now turn both pieces right side out. Make sure the raw edges are tucked in along the bottom and then topstitch all the layers together. To leave room for dolly’s head we started 4″ down from the top on one side and 6″ down from the top on the other side to make it a bit easier to open
And that’s it! Quick, easy and a great introduction to sewing! Make sure to come join us in our Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group.
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