Friday, 29 August 2014

Teddy Bear sleeping bag

Recently I had fun whipping up a quilted sleeping bag for a teddy bear, inspired by a Flossie Teacakes pattern, although I didn't buy her pattern and made it from memory, so it actually looks quite different.  I made one using scraps left over from my Vintage Improv quilt, then of course I had to make another one because I have two children and they are still learning how to share.

I like the look of curved edges but didn't want to make bias binding because it just seems like such an inefficient use of fabric, so I used cross-grain binding and I'm happy with the finish (seeing as they are just play-things for my kids).  The binding on the back of the curve has a couple of little tucks in it, which you can see below - I machine stitched the binding and had to do the curves a couple of times, so the stitching is a bit messy, but my kids don't care!

Curved binding from front
Curved binding from back showing tuck in binding

Both of these are made almost entirely from scraps, including Frankenstein batting (I cut the Kate Spain binding from yardage, otherwise everything came from scrap bins) so these are projects 30 and 31 of Scraps 101.

Loving the improv low volume background on this one

In other news, I have recently succumbed to the charms of Instagram, you can find me here - I'd love for you to come and say hello!

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  1. Too cute!! I'm not showing these to my girls ... they will nag me to death to make some!!

  2. I am with Serena - not showing these to my boys - they would want one for each of their teddies!!

  3. Oh so cute. I have a niece and nephew who could use those for their lovies.

  4. Those are so cute! Both my kids would love them for their special little critters.

  5. They are so adorable! I don't have kids, but I bet my teddy bear would love to be inside one!

  6. Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place..Eddy the Teddy bear


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