OK… Start with 2 rectangles of coordinating fabric, right sides together. To figure the correct size, lay your Webkinz on the table in their normal sleeping position and measure their height & width… double the width measurement because the rectangle will ultimately be folded in half. (pardon me for getting so personal here but Cheese, the family platypus, needed a rectangle 9 inches tall and 18 inches wide) Sew all around the edge, leaving a space for turning:
Turn right side out and iron the seams so they’re nice and crisp. You do not have to sew the little gap shut… it will be taken care of when you do the next seam. Fold the rectangle in half so that the outside fabric is together and the lining fabric faces out:
Start at the folded edge and sew a seam on 2 sides, stopping a few inches from the top edge of bag:
Turn the bag right side out and fold down a cuff on one side of the sleeping bag. I didn’t press it down at first, but it kept flipping up onto Cheese’s head when he was trying to rest… I recommend pressing:
The sleeping bag part is done! Make a little pillow with leftover fabric:
All that’s left to do is see how your little buddy likes it:
I made two of these… one for Cheese (who slept like a log last night) and one to send to a friend of mine. They were pretty easy to make; I hope the tutorial is helpful.
I wound up taking a giant nap today (too much fun over the weekend?) and I apologize for the delay in updating my Etsy shop… I’ve a few special orders for threadholders to take care of before I can make more for the shop, but I promise I’ll get to them asap. Happy Tuesday, everyone!