Sew a Sleeping Bag for Stuffed Animals

Stitch up the perfect haven for a favorite stuffed animal. If your kids have outgrown their flannel pj's, this is a great way to upcycle them!

You will need:

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag

Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

2 (12- by 24-inch) pieces of cotton flannel

1 (12- by 24-inch) piece of cotton batting

Straight pins Embroidery thread and needle

1. Stack the flannel pieces with right sides together (see tip below), then add the batting to the top of the stack. Pin the stack together along the edges.

2. Sew a running stitch along both long sides and one short side of the stack. Knot the thread and trim any excess.

3. Turn the stack right side out. With the short, unstitched side forming the bag's top edge, fold up the bottom edge three quarters of the way so that it lies 3 inches from the top. Whipstitch along both sides to close the bag.

4. Fold in the raw edges at the top of the back panel and iron the creases. Use a whipstitch to join them. Knot the thread and trim any excess.

Originally published in the August 2013 issue of FamilyFun

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