This post was most recently updated on February 24th, 2020
This 10-minute teddy bear sleeping bag tutorial is a great beginning sewing project for a child and also makes a great gift. Keep teddy warm and cozy wherever you go. It will fit any 15-16″ stuffed animal. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. This post contains affiliate links.
My bear is long gone and I had no idea that Snuggle bears were still around until recently. So when I found out, I had to have one again! My girls love having something cozy to sleep with at night and so we adopted our very own into the family. He is bigger than the one that I had but just as soft. Ruby said he feels like a lamb. And, of course, we made him a sleeping bag because every stuffed animal needs one, right?
This is such a quick project and one that is simple enough for a child to help make. Since most children have a teddy bear or other stuffed animal about this size (15″-16″), it would make a great gift to bring to a birthday party! A cozy fleece sleeping bag and pillow.
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10-Minute Teddy Bear Sleeping Bag Tutorial
11″ x 20″ rectangle of fleece (cut 2)
11″ x 14″ rectangle of fleece (cut 1)
6″ x 8″ rectangle of fleece (cut 2 for pillow)
small amount of polyester fiber-fill for pillow
Before you begin your project, make sure to prewash your fabric to prevent shrinkage. The only time that I don’t prewash my fabrics is when I am making a quilt and actually want it to shrink down a bit in the dryer when completed. For every other project, a quick wash is all you need. And since this is a project that you want to be soft and cozy, add a bit of Snuggle® fabric softener (according to the package instructions) to your load.
Place the 2nd longer piece of fleece on top, sandwiching the shorter one inside. Pin all the way around, leaving the bottom open.
Sew sides and top, leaving bottom edge completely open. Trim corners. Turn right side out. The folded edge should be inside out.
Fold your sleeping bag again so that the folded edge is now facing out.
Now for the pillow:
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Sarah Ingle says
This is too cute! What a great way to get the kids involved in an easy, and memorable, sewing project. Thanks for sharing! #client
Anne Weaver says
Oh cute! I have a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that features your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=89595 –Anne
Thanks so much!! 🙂
Every teddy needs a sleeping bag like this, what a lovely idea.
So fun! This would be a great project for my daughter and I to make for her American Girl Doll!