How to Sew a Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comMy 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!

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comNow we put our two pieces of fabric right sides together and laid our batting on top. Then sewed around the two long sides and bottom, leaving the top side open.

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comThen turn it right side out so the batting is now on the inside and the two fabric pieces are facing the right way on the outside. It should look something like the picture below.

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comThen 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at Now turn the sleeping bag right side out. Fold in the top edges, so all the raw edges are hidden, pin, and sew right across the top.

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comAnd there you have it! A perfectly, imperfect stuffed animal sleeping bag that will delight any child!

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag 7 Doesn’t that little Pikachu (affiliate link) look so cozy in there?

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at 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!

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag at DoingSplendid.comHave a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. February 22, 2016    

    Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

    • KaCee KaCee
      February 24, 2016    

      Thanks for your comment and for visiting Doing Splendid! 🙂

  2. March 9, 2016    

    Cute project. Made two for young granddaughters in Australia. However, when sewing three sides I believe right sides should be together. Thank you for your idea!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 9, 2016    

      Thank you so much for catching my mistake! I have fixed it now. Have a great day!

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