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American Girl Doll Patterns {Sleeping Bag Pattern}

Are you ready for another American Girl Doll craft? Today I’ve got American Girl Doll Patterns for you to make a sleeping bag(and a few other things if you want to) for your doll.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
This past weekend we went camping with our Girl Scout troop. I thought before we left, our dolls needed a sleeping bag so they could go camping in our absence. The dolls went camping in the wilds of our playroom, while we were at camp with our Girl Scout troop. 
I searched for a free pattern for a sleeping bag. The one that I found that I liked the best had a zipper, which I really liked the idea of, but never having sewn a zipper before, I didn’t want to deal with it this time. I finally settled on a pattern from Schoolhouse Patterns. The pattern was $7. It is a pdf download and includes patterns to make the sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and pajamas. You can see the pattern or purchase it on Etsy: Sleeping Bag Pattern. (I am not affiliated with Schoolhouse Patterns in any way….just writing about what I bought and made.)
The pattern from Schoolhouse Patterns was very easy to follow and the direction were well written. I won’t go through the tutorial or how to make this here because, if you decide to make this sleeping bag, it is all in the pattern.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
I added one thing to the pattern. In step 6 under Getting Started, the pattern tells you to stitch your seam allowance in place. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to add a little something to the sleeping bag. I added rick rack to Pumpkin’s sleeping bag and grosgrain ribbon to Snowflake’s during this step. It worked perfectly and I love the little added extra it adds to the sleeping bags.
I was a little concerned about making these and sewing all the layers and such and so on, but it all went together very easily. This was a pretty simple and quick sewing project.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
The pattern calls for 1/4″ wide elastic, to use at the bottom and allows you to roll up the sleeping bag. I had 1/2″ on hand so that is what I used. it definitely looks more bulky, but It works fine and was better for my wallet.:-)
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
The sleeping bag easily folds in half and rolls up just like a real sleeping bag.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
The sleeping bags all completed and ready for some doll fun!
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
I think the sleeping bags look really cute all rolled up. The only draw back to rolling them up….they get really wrinkly. They are sleeping bags so I shouldn’t care and really don’t, but the wrinkles don’t look as nice for taking pictures.;-)
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
We set up our kid sized tent in our back yard before our camping trip and let the girls and their dolls’ have some fun ‘camping.”
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
Put out a tent and doll sized sleeping bags in the backyard and guess what happens? Dolls just start appearing! I’m not sure how they heard about our doll camping trip, but there they were. Then their pets joined the fun, too. Felicity and Chocolate Chip were the first to arrive.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
Samantha found her sleeping bag next. Both girls were already in the pajamas ready for a slumber party. I guess they forgot that this was a Girl Scout camping trip and forgot the Girl Scout Uniforms I made them. Hummph!;-)
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
Their pets came to join the fun and keep them company.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
After a campfire and some s’mores, it was time to sleep. Coconut kept a good look out for Samantha.
American Girl Doll patterns ~ Sleeping bag pattern for an American Girl Doll. Easy to make! #AmericanGirlDoll #Sewing #Pattern
While I normally prefer to find free patterns, I really wanted to make sleeping bags for my girls and their dolls. The pattern I found was simple and easy to follow with no zipper, so that makes the $7 worth it to me. My girls are really happy with their sleeping bags and that makes this Mom happy, too!
Have you sewn a zipper? Is it hard or not really too bad?
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  • the cul-de-sac - May 1, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    My girls are so into their AG dolls right now — they would love these sleeping bags. Just pinned your project for future reference!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 3, 2013 - 3:23 am

      I bet they would love sleeping bags. My girls have so much fun with their dolls. It is fun to make things to add to the fun.
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  • melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle - May 1, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Super cute! I bet your girls love those! Life to the full! MelissaReplyCancel

  • Bess - May 1, 2013 - 7:33 pm
  • Alexandra DK - May 2, 2013 - 11:39 am

    I love the sleeping bag! I think I will make some along with the bedding for my daughter’s birthday! Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 3, 2013 - 3:47 am

      Thanks! That sounds fun…will you make them matching? My girls would LOVE that.
      Take care,
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  • Shannah @ Just Us Four - May 2, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    These are so adorable. My little girl wants an American Girl doll so badly. Love the idea of a sleeping bag for the doll.ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 3, 2013 - 3:56 am

      Thank you! If you decide to get an AG doll…they are a lot of fun! My girls have a lot of fun with theirs and play very imaginatively with them. It is really nice.
      Take care,
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  • Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate - May 4, 2013 - 3:47 am

    So fun and absolutely adorable!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily Thompson - May 4, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    very cute! I made my niece some american girl doll clothes for her birthday. Pinning to make this in the future :o) Emily @ Nap-timecreations.comReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 4, 2013 - 4:30 pm

      Thanks! I bet your niece would have fun with this. We have fun making things for our dolls.
      Take care,
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  • Midnight Cowgirl - May 5, 2013 - 1:16 am

    What a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Pass - May 5, 2013 - 9:11 am

    That is adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea@getyourcraptogether - May 5, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    How cute is that! What a great idea. Now to make a matching one for the girls! Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 6, 2013 - 1:19 am

      Thank you! I’m too chicken to sew for big people. Sewing for dolls…no problem…big people, not yet. I’m sure my girls would love it if I made them matching sleeping bags, but it won’t be happening anytime soon.
      Thanks for your cute comments.
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  • Diana - FreeStyleMama - May 6, 2013 - 1:19 am

    How fun!!!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 6, 2013 - 1:22 am

      Yes, they are! My girls have had lots of fun with them already. Gotta love that.
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  • Ana Lopes - May 7, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    So lovely! Love American doll so gorgeous!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    • KC Coake - May 7, 2013 - 11:27 pm

      Thank you! I hope you have a great week as well.
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  • Marie bloominghomestead - May 13, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    Totally pinning this. I really need to get my sewing machine fixed!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 14, 2013 - 1:49 am

      Thanks for the pin, Marie! Mine was broken for what felt like forever. I finally got it fixed and now I can’t imagine how I made it that long without it. I hope you get yours fixed and have fun with it soon.
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  • Anonymous - May 17, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    Great idea. I can make them for L and M as a gift. They are so cute. Maybe you could make yourself a “cute sleeping bag”, perhaps you would like to camp more readily!!!! C3ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - May 18, 2013 - 3:10 am

      Yeah, you could make them for L and M. I bet they would like them. I doubt it would make me want to camp more, but maybe! ;-) Thanks, Mom!
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  • Laura Martin Volpe - July 8, 2014 - 2:46 am

    We made these for my daughter’s sleepover – what a hit! Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

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