The dolls take charge! - part one

Just when you thought your kids dolls were safely tucked away in a box somewhere.........

"Quick girls, let's get out of here, I don't want to be stuck in a box any longer! I want to get out and explore! Come on!"

"If we want to go somewhere, wheels would be a good start don't you think?"

"Yeah, nobody uses these old bike training wheels any more, surely we can come up with something..."

"That's a good start!"

"Phew! this is hard work girls!"

"I'll say! but I really think we're starting to get somewhere with this!"

"Let's take a break from all that hammering and drilling for now, time for something a bit more girly!"

"I like this pink fabric!"

"And I like this blue flowery one!"

"Ok, let's get to work girls! I have a great idea!

"Good team work!"

Here's what we did:
Cut 2 pieces of fabric, approx 57cm x 15cm

Fold right sides together leaving a flap at the top to rest your head on, like this:

Stitch down both sides of both fabrics:

Turn one piece of fabric right side out and push into the other piece:

Pin around the opening and sides of the flap

Then stitch the two pieces together, leaving a gap at the top:

Turn right sides out...

Then push one inside the other like so:

Turn the top neatly under, pin and top stitch across.

Hey presto! You have a nice cosy sleeping bag!

Which also happens to be reversible! So you can colour coordinate with your pyjamas each night!

"Oh we're going to have such fun camping once that car's finished! Good work girls!"

"But what happens if it rains?"

"Lets go see if we can find something to help us."
"Mmmm, What about this?"

"Great! A pop up tent that no longer pops up!"
"Don't be such a defeatist!! I'm sure we can come up with something........"

Click here to see what happened next!!


  1. LOVE it!! I just KNEW that they came to life when we weren't looking...and so busy! Such lovely gals too..shame about the makeup on some!! Well made me laugh :)

  2. Cute post!! I never knew Bratz were so busy - great teamwork too. Thanks for the link :-)

  3. I came over via Tuesday Tag-Along and decided to follow you. I hope you will come see me. I am #4 Traci66 on Mr. Linky or I am lining up some reviews and giveaways from some various businesses, these will be starting soon. Maybe Monday. I hope you will come join me for some fun. Happy Tuesday. How cute my girls always swore thier dolls came to life at night. But I guess yours like the daytime.(LOL)

  4. Funny! What good seamstresses they are!
    I'm following from Tues.Tag-a-long.
    I look forward to delving into your blog.

  5. Those sleeping bags are great! Very creative.
    I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along. Nice to meet you.

  6. Great imagination!I like the sleeping bags. Some great ideas!
    I am tagging along on Tag-Along Tuesday, following you!
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  7. Hahaha!! Those sleeping bags are so fun!

  8. Barbie Sleeping bags-to die for! So clever!! Know I just need to have another baby since I have 2 boys :)

  9. Hey! Don't action men and all those manly superheros need somewhere to sleep too! Although you'd have to find some more 'butch' fabric!! Ha Ha!


  10. This is hilarious. I love the drama and some of those shots really cracked me up. Great post, the most entertaining this week!! xo

  11. OMG you are really funny!! What a great post. LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for Hookin' Up with me! ;)

  12. Wow! The secret life of the barbies. Thanks for enlightening me - knew they were real!

  13. This is by far the most ingenious way of showing a tutorial!!! FABULOUS!!!

  14. I love this! Really made me giggle!!
    My little Miss 4 would love a sleeping bag for her barbie, I'll have to make her one (after I finish all the Christmas presents)

  15. This is hilarious. My girls are totally into Barbies right now, so I'll have to try this out soon! I'm linking up to your party now - thanks for visiting my site!


  16. are the two pieces of fabric supposed to equal 57cm x 15cm or each piece of fabric needs to be 57cm x 15cm?

    1. Hi Ashley! - each piece of fabric measures 57cm x 15cm.
      Hope this helps!

  17. Great post! Thank you for all your hard work and thoughts put into creating this tutorial! I made 4 of these for my 2 nieces that live far away. Figure they deserve a surprise happy mail day to beat the summer heat! I used flannel for one side and fleece for the other. They are adorable!!!


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