My children absolutely love stuffed animals! My boys make up stories and worlds with their stuffed animals, so it wasn’t a big surprise when they wanted beds for their stuffed buddies. I found this tutorial online about how to sew the stuffed animal sleeping bag by hand, but I wanted to make these sleeping bags a little bit faster by using my sewing machine. So, this is what I did to make the stuffed animal sleeping bags for my children.
First, I cut out two pieces of fabric that are 12 inches x 24 inches and one piece of batting the same size (12×24 in.). My boys chose the fabric that they wanted from the scraps we had at home. I might have tried to color coordinate a little bit more, but they don’t really care about that. 🙂 You can tell how quick a project this was for us…I didn’t even take the time to iron my fabric, hence all the wrinkles! 🙂 But the boys didn’t care about that either!
Then decide which fabric you want to be the outside of your stuffed animal sleeping bag and which you want to be the inside. For ours, the blue plaid is the inside and the dots are the outside. Fold the bottom of the sleeping bag up to about 3 inches from the top, as shown below. Whichever fabric you chose to be the inside of the sleeping bag should be on the outside. Then sew up the two sides.
Doesn’t that little Pikachu (affiliate link) look so cozy in there?
Here are the two stuffed animal sleeping bags that I made together. They are pretty cute and well loved for sure. My other son just wanted a little pillow and blanket for his stuffed Pokemon (affiliate link), so his is a little different, but still cute! Even though I made these stuffed animal sleeping bags a few months ago, they still tuck their little guys in at night and have them sleep on the floor right next to their beds. Such cute, darling boys I get to be with every day!