Easy DIY Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag {tutorial}

    Posted by  ·  September 6, 2014
    Hello, I am Fawnda and I blog over at Fireflies and Jellybeans!
    I am so excited to be here today sharing an easy sewing project with you!
    Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 1
    Here is a great add-on to a girls gift!  Get her a barbie-doll and add a sleeping bag or two to complete the gift!
    This is a great beginning sewing project, so you can do this! .  It also would be a great starter project  to work on with a little sewer like your daughter (or grand-daughter, niece, friends kid…etc)
    Here is what you will need:
    Fabric: I recommend felt or flannel for that soft feel, but woven knit works too!
    Stuffing/batting (just a little for the pillow)
    Sewing machine with thread and other sewing tools (like scissors)
    I used the same fabric for both the inside and outside of the sleeping bag, but you could totally mix it up and use different patterns together.
    **All seam allowances are 1/4 inch**
    1. Cut out your fabric.  Cut two 12.5X6 rectangles and two 9.5X6 rectangles
    2. Place right sides together and sew around 3 sides leaving the bottom side open.Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 2
    3. Flip both rectangles right side out
    4. In the longer rectangle put the stuffing in
    5. Push the stuffing all the way to the top to form a pillow
    6. Top Stitch across right under  your stuffing to form the pillow shape.
    Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 3
    7. With right sides together place the smaller rectangle on top of the larger rectangle with the unfinished edges both on the bottom.  Starting 1-2inches down on one side, sew 3 sides like below.
    8. Trim your corners and flip right side out.
    Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 4
    And your done… Put your barbie down to sleep and tell everyone “Shhhhh- Barbie needs her beauty sleep!”
    Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 5
    Barbie Doll Sleeping Bag 6
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    1. Saturday, September 6th, 2014
      Lucky Barbie!! This sleeping bag is so cozy. We used to make water beds out of freezer bags. That was fun too. :)