It’s Christmastime! What do you know, as soon as finals are over another kind of stress comes around (thank goodness, I passed all my classes with OK grades) and it is a time to be busy busy busy. Although, I will admit I haven’t been doing all that much since being home because of continuing motivational issues I’ve had all semester. A small exception to that has been the duty of sending a Christmas card from my dolls to other dolls through a Den of Angels xmas card exchange.
While Rye’s “secret santa” receiver is a tiny Puki who likes candy, all we know about Senna’s recipient is that he is a DZ Floy SD and his owner likes camping. Alas, we decided that we should make a sleeping bag for him.
Here pictured are Rye (70 cm, 28″) and Senna (60 cm, 24″) and you can see that 45″ fabric is perfectly suitable for the 60 cm doll along the crosswise grain. If I were to try to construct Rye his own sleeping bag… ehhh, that would be a very different, and bigger, story.
I first cut a half yard of quilted cotton which ended up being perfectly sized to encase Senna in.
I also cut half yard x 22″ pieces each of the lining and outer fabrics.
I first basted the fabrics to the quilted cotton along the edges, then sewed on those horizontal straight lines you commonly see patterning sleeping bags:
I then sewed the top and bottom edges of the casing, right sides together, and added the little elastic rings to the bottom (that allow you to keep the sleeping bag rolled).
The next and most mentally challenging step was sewing the bottom edge of the sleeping bag:
Finally, the zipper was added and I used a 22″ one, the longest type available at the sewing store.
Woo! Sleeping bag complete =)
We also made a little pillow of fleece to match – nothing complicated.
Double layered padding makes it warm~
Wouldn’t you rather be sleeping comfortably if you were a doll? Buy one from my store here! ^___^