Make sure your little friend is warm this winter!
- Print out pattern
- 1m fleece fabric, 20cm of plain white cotton
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing machine
- 1/2m elastic 12mm thick
- 1/4m velcro, loop and hook tape
- Loop turner
- Hobby Fill
Download, print and join (where necessary) the free patterns.
- Cut out patterns, refer to sheet on how many. NOTE: if you have fabric with a pile, ensure that patterns are placed with the pile in the same direction.
- Refer to your key
- Join front and back panels, A and I using your overlocker. Note you will need to clip A slightly to overlock.
- Overlock sleeves into position, B.
- Overlock sleeve edge, O. Fold hem up 1cm, and use a sewing machine to stitch hem down.
- Overlock the front and back panel together, K and C. Repeat for other side.
- Secure front seams by overlocking (F & E), ensure that you leave points G, H and J un-overlocked.
- Hem bottom of gown, D, folding up 1cm and sew.
- Clip E at point, refer to patterns. Fold E 1cm in and sew. F will be sewn later.
- Overlock both G sides together, this will need to be done with wrong sides together.
- Join H and J, ensure that you start overlocking 1cm before and after seams.
- Fold back F 1cm to finish. As collar is a roll over this will need to be folded to the right side of the fabric.
- Fold tie in half, M & L, overlock.
- Using your loop turner, turn your tie the correct way. Turn edges over and secure with sewing machine.
- Using your bear, mark out its height and width on a piece of paper ensure that you account for arms.
- Join markings up equally to form a rectangle. Make a mark where the neckline is on the pattern – this will become the pillow size.
- As you will need to allow for movement, add 2-5cm ease on both sides.
- Starting with the pillow end, add 1-2 cm to allow for fabric roll over.
- Trace pillow (head space) with ease on another piece of paper. Note: this will include the appropriate seam allowance for pillow, this is shown on image below.
- Measure the pillow length and add this on top of your roll over allowance.
- Add 2cm hem allowance, ensuring that this will allow for the thickness of elastic.
- Add 1-2cm to the base (blanket end) to allow for roll over.
- Measure blanket (teddy’s body length) and add this below your rollover.
- Add 2cm hem allowance.
- Cut out 1x sleeping bag on your fleece fabric, 2x pillow on white cotton.
- Sew around the pillow using 1cm seam allowance and ensure you leave a 5cm gap to turn inside out.
- Clip corners at 45 degrees, turn the right way around.
- Using your hobby fill, fill the pillow and slip stitch shut.
- Measure width of sleeping bag, 26cm. depending on how fitted you want the sleeping bag, you will need to cut a piece of elastic 15-20cm in length. Cut 2.
- Using your overlocker, stitch the elastic to both ends of your sleeping bag. You will need to stretch this as you go.
- Fold overlocking / elastic over once and using your sewing machine stitch down.
- Fold pillow and blanket back into position, choosing one side sew seam together 1cm seam allowance.
- Stitch only the pillow seam on other side.
- Overlock sewn side to secure seam.
- Overlock other side. Ensure that you overlock pillow seams together, but leave blanket apart.
- Fold back opening 1cm and machine sew together.
- Position the Velcro and sew into place.
- Stitch remaining opening from Velcro down to secure shut.