Kid’s Sleeping Bag Pattern & Tutorial by Herbs|Oilsremedies

Kid’s Sleeping Bag Pattern & Tutorial

This is one of the favorite projects I have ever made. I made these Kid’s Sleeping Bag Pattern using the tutorial below and I loved how it turned out!!! I am not sure if this is warm enough to camp with, but for sleepovers, it will be perfect.

 This is a really fantastic tutorial. A must “make” for your kids.  I am a grandmom of 5 kids so this would be pricey for me to buy one for each of them.

So I thought this would be a really cute birthday or Christmas present to DIY for my grandchildren.
This is one of the favorite projects I have ever made. I made these Kid’s Sleeping Bag Pattern and I loved how it turned out
  • Along with the sleeping bag, I thought matching Pajamas For the boy’s camouflage and for the girl pink camo. (my granddaughters love pink camo)
  • They would think it really funny that we could not “see” them in the sleeping bag! Kids would love having a sleeping bag especially if they got to choose their own special fabrics.
  • Making these was so much fun. The supplies needed are
  • 3 yards each of 2 coordinating fabrics (This will make a preschooler size sleeping bag. Get more if you want it to be longer.) OR-get 60 inch wide fabric if you can and just fold it in half to create the sleeping bag. If you do that you will need half as much fabric. I realize that this much fabric could be pricey, so watch for sales or use a coupon!
  • 3 yards of high loft batting {I bought the thickest that the store sold and used a double layer of it. This was a little pricey BUT I used a 40% off coupon which made it more reasonable.
  • Extra long zipper-most stores only sell up to 36″ zippers. That’s the size I used and it works fine. If you want a really long zipper that goes all the way down the sleeping bag you’re going to need to special order it on the internet (just search for extra long zippers).
  • Elastic (optional)

Instructions
  • To make this bag you are going to cut your 2 fabrics in half so that they are each 1 1/2 yards long. I also trimmed off the edges of the fabric so that my sleeping bag is only 34 inches wide.
  • My sleeping bag fits my 5 years old perfectly. If you want it to fit an older kid you’ll want to cut the fabric a little longer.Get your zipper.
  • Lay the zipper on your OUTER fabric so that the zipper is facing down. Lay it about 2 or 3 inches from the top edge of your fabric.
  • Then, place the INNER fabric on top, facing down, so that right sides of the fabric are together. Pin it in place.
  • I also trimmed off the edges of the fabric so that my sleeping bag is only 34 inches wide.
  • My sleeping bag fits my 5 years old perfectly. If you want it to fit an older kid you’ll want to cut the fabric a little longer.Get your zipper.
  • Lay the zipper on your OUTER fabric so that the zipper is facing down. Lay it about 2 or 3 inches from the top edge of your fabric: Then, place the INNER fabric on top, facing down, so that right sides of the fabric are together. Pin it in place.
  •  My sleeping bag fits my 5 years old perfectly. If you want it to fit an older kid you’ll want to cut the fabric a little longer.Get your zipper. Lay the zipper on your OUTER fabric so that the zipper is facing down.
  • Lay it about 2 or 3 inches from the top edge of your fabric: Then, place the INNER fabric on top, facing down, so that right sides of the fabric are together.
  • Pin it in place.Sew straight down the edge catching both fabrics and the zipper in between. When you are trying to sew around the zipper pull, just move it out of your way.

Kid’s Sleeping Bag Pattern

Then turn your fabrics right side out and top stitch along the zipper:

Now do the same thing on the other side of the zipper with the other 2 pieces of fabric.

Your zipper’s done!

Now, with right sides of your OUTER fabric together, sew the rest of the way down fabric on the side that has the zipper.

You’ll be sewing through ALL 4 layers of fabric here.

Then sew it (again through all 4 layers) across the bottom and up the other side and turn everything right side out. You should have something that resembles a very flat sleeping bag at this point.

Now place your batting on top of your bag and cut it to fit (you’ll probably want it to be an inch or so narrower than the bag.

  • I cut 4 pieces because I wanted a double layer.
  • Two pieces go in each size.
  • If you don’t want it as thick you can do 1 piece on each side.

Now, get down on the floor for this…you need to get that batting inside each half of the sleeping bag and this might take some wriggling around with your arms all the way in that sleeping bag.

Make sure to get the corners of the batting all the way to the bottom corners of the bag.

When you get them there, pin them in place. Then work on smoothing the batting out until it is laying as flat as you can get it. I just do one side of the sleeping bag at a time. Pin it in several places to keep it from moving around.

Now, if you have a walking foot, this would be a good time to use it. If you don’t, that’s ok. I didn’t.

You might want to use a heavy duty needle if your machine struggles with this (I didn’t, mine was fine, it’s just a suggestion).

Draw a couple of lines across your bag going horizontal to the bag. I did mine about 1/3 of the way from the bottom and 1/3 of the way from the top.

Then fold the top ends in on themselves and pin in place:

And sew all the way around the top of the bag. And that’s it.

You are done! How did it go?

Free Sewing Pattern for Kids Sleeping Bag

I used 1-inch wide elastic to make 2 loops to slip around this when it is rolled up. I cut them each about 18 inches long or so and then just sewed a straight stitch nice and securely on them and created loops. They slide on and off of the bag easily and make it easy to store.

This post was originally posted at The Ribbon Retreat.

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