One of my young friends is having a birthday soon. He has a Bamboletta Cuddle Doll whom he loves and takes everywhere. I decided to make a quilt for him with a half yard of space-themed fabric I’d been given. The pattern of pictures in boxes was perfect for making a sort of cheater quilt.
I cut out a piece of space fabric 15 x 18 inches as well as batting and flannel backing the same size. I sandwiched the three layers and quilted along to black lines of the boxes.
About half way done, I realized that although there are at least 4 doll beds at his house, the likelihood that his doll would be sleeping in one of them was just about zilch! (He has a sister who has a lot of dolls)! I know the doll is in his room with him at night, so I decided to make it into a sleeping bag instead.
I cut out a back of blue fleece the same size as the top. Then I bound the top of both quilt and and the fleece half way down one side. Then putting the quilt and the fleece right sides together, I sewed them together using an overcast stitch along all the raw edges without the binding. Then I turned it right side out, revealing a super cute space sleeping bag!
Using some of the left over fabrics, I also made a pillow and a matching pillowcase. I think my little buddy is going to like this a lot!
This sleeping bag will fit a 12 to 15 inch doll.
Buying quilted fabric (or re-purposing a vintage quilt or quilted bathrobe) is an even easier way to make a doll’s sleeping bag with the added bonus that both the top and the bottom of the sleeping bag would be quilted.