‘Ariel’ Doll Sleeping Bag (For 18" Dolls)

~Written by Brother Sews Blogger

Every 18” doll can get Princess quality beauty rest in this cozy sleeping bag. With your Brother embroidery machine and Disney’s Princess Signature Collection
from iBroidery.com
, you can make this quick and easy project.  Brother’s embroidery machines can stitch Ariel or other Disney royalty onto unique garments and accessories for girls of all sizes.  This diminutive accessory is a welcome gift for any little lady who loves her dolls.

 

Materials:

  • Yellow fabric (bag exterior) 27" x 13" and 17" x 13"
  • ‘Ariel’ fabric (lining) 27" x 13" and 17" x 13"
  • Small amount (3 handfuls) of Poly-fil®
  • Stabilizer
  • Thread for embroidery and construction
  • Ariel name
    (embroidery design from iBroidery)
  • Ariel logo
    (embroidery design from iBroidery)
  • 4" x 4" embroidery hoop
  • Optional: Novelty fish and shell buttons

 

Embroidery Directions:

  1. Hoop stabilizer and 17" x 13" yellow fabric in your 4" x 4" hoop.
  2. Embroider ‘Ariel’ logo. (Center design horizontally and at 6.5" from lower edge horizontally and 6.5" from lower edge.)
Ariel-01
  1. Hoop stabilizer and 27" x 13" yellow fabric in your 4" x 4" frame. Position fabric as shown, with design center at 2.5" from the 13" raw edge and centered horizontally.

ariel-02

 

Construction (All seam allowances are 1/4".)

  1. Stack logo embroidered yellow fabric and ‘Ariel’ fabric with right sides together. Take care to place ‘Ariel’ fabric with heads pointing up toward the top of the bag.
  2. Stitch two pieces together, leaving a 4" opening at the bottom for turning the piece right side out.
  3. Turn right side out, whip opening closed and press.
  4. Repeat with the two larger pieces (one ‘Ariel’ fabric seamed to yellow ‘Ariel’ name embroidery).
  5. There are now two flat, completely lined pieces.
2 lined piecesx
  1. Note that ‘Ariel’ name is positioned upside down.
  2. Flip yellow ‘Ariel’ name piece over, exposing ‘Ariel’ fabric. Fold embroidered name down 4", rendering a doubled piece 4" x 12 1/2" for pillow.
  3. Topstitch pillow in place on one short side and along the long side, through all layers. Leave one short side unstitched.
  4. Stuff opening with Poly-fil® and topstitch closed.
  5. Stack logo embroidered piece on larger piece, matching three sides.
  6. Topstitch down the left 16 1/2" side, across 12 1/2" bottom, and up 10" on third side. This leaves a 6 1/2" flap for sliding in the doll.
  7. Tuck a doll in for the night.
bag finished

Final Project

large Poly-fil® is a product of Fairfield, and Brother International Corporation makes no representations or warranties regarding such products.
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Teela Falgoust Says:
11/12/2017 9:45:09 PM

Another great project and tutorial. Bookmarked it for future reference! Little girls would love this for their dolly! Thanks!

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Rheeta booth Says:
7/1/2016 5:39:53 AM

Another one of your wonderful creations! I so appreciate your projects because they always are so unusual yet your instructions are so clear even a beginner can follow them with confidence.

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Debbiw Says:
6/11/2016 7:37:27 AM

I have loved Janice's projects for years!

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Betty Ludwig Says:
6/13/2016 10:34:15 AM

I love all Janice's projects and this is a great one for little girls.

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Kay Briley Says:
6/11/2016 6:16:35 AM

I love this so much. I am so glad to have a place with such experts to guide us along. I am glad to see you here Janice. I can get some of those classes I had been praying for.

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Neva Christensen Says:
7/1/2016 11:24:47 AM

I need to make two of these for the dgd's dolls, and two for the dolls I keep here. They have play days at Nana's house, you see. The youngest dgd doesn't have her own doll yet, but loves to play with Nana's. Thank you, Janice, for sharing!

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Jane Says:
6/21/2016 6:47:34 PM

I would think little girls would LOVE this sleeping bag for their dolls. The detail is darling.

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Janice Says:
11/14/2017 8:00:00 PM

My 8 yo granddaughter made a similar sleeping bag for her doll. It is a great little project for a beginning sewist, with or without embroidery.

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cheryle Says:
6/11/2016 6:02:39 AM

Perfect accessory for your littles to take on sleep-overs! Nicely done.

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Donna Says:
7/1/2016 8:29:03 PM

So cute, and as always, perfectly stitched! I'm so glad to see projects that are possible for those of us who have only 4x4 frames.

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Janice Says:
6/21/2016 8:34:21 PM

Thank you, Robin, and all who commented so kindly. The shells are just novelty buttons.

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Kimberli MacKay Says:
6/13/2016 10:56:18 AM

Thanks for the comment Betty! We love having Janice here with us at Stitching Social!

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Robin Says:
6/14/2016 8:38:59 PM

That is such an adorable idea! I think I want to do a whole Princess line, this is just too cute. And, are those real little shells on the edge? Ahh. So cute!

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Gini Says:
6/21/2016 11:19:17 AM

This is such a clever idea well executed with details like the shell buttons and clear, direct instructions.

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andrea Says:
6/29/2016 9:59:20 PM

very cute....my daughters werent doll girls maybe one day there will be a grand daughter lol

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kathy Says:
6/10/2016 8:54:48 PM

What an adorable sleeping bag for the dolls!!! I'll definitely have to make one of these for the granddaughters. :)

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kathy Says:
6/10/2016 8:55:39 PM

What an adorable sleeping bag for the dolls!!! I'll definitely have to make one of these for the granddaughters. :) Love it!

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