Making Your Own Sleeping Bag Step By Step Guides

I generally figured it would be quite interesting to make a sleeping bag. I calculated that the zipper would be embedded between the layers of a sofa that I would most likely need to make myself. I wasn’t right about both those things. Turns out that making your hiking bed is a straightforward activity.

The motivation for this sack came from both

1) approaching sleepovers for a young lady who had no hiking bed of her own and

2) the disclosure of this $20 twin-size sofa-bed at IKEA the previous spring. It was so delicate, so beautiful, and the perfect weight (and nearly the correct size) for an indoor hiking bed. I simply didn’t know how I planned to embed the zipper. At that point, I investigated my camping cot and saw that the zipper wasn’t embedded into anything. It was essentially sewed on.


What you need to make a sleeping bag is discussed below.

Sleeping beds don’t get a ton of stress in contrast with things like boots and tents. Consequently, building sacks from the lightest material accessible is the most ideal approach to shave ounces (or pounds) off your pack weight while simultaneously keeping an elevated level of sturdiness.

I utilize 1.1oz ripstop nylon for both the inward and external shell, and 700 fills shut down for the fill. For winter climate sacks, I utilize a half zipper, #5 YKK, and for summer packs I utilize a full-length #3 YKK. Besides a little bit of hook loop (Velcro), a drawstring, and no-see-um netting for the confounds, that is all you require to develop a sack.

Notwithstanding, this stuff can be costly. 700 fill power offers a lot of space, yet is VERY difficult to buy retail. I needed to arrange at least 5lbs that ran me over $360! This is by a long shot the costliest piece of the pack, yet when you consider the big picture, since it’s a loftier down, you can utilize less of it- – consequently, conveying and paying for less.

Measurements are up to you; however, I go with the conventional 60″x54″x38″. The hood is a straightforward plan, however gets the job done. Half zipper or full zipper…it’s up to you! A draft cylinder to oblige it. I’ll give guidelines for my height (6-foot male, 155lbs) and you can alter anyway you need.

Start measuring to make the thing. Otherwise, you will not be able to make it completely, and otherwise, the fabric will be wasted.

If you want to make it for adults, the measurement is as follows:

  • 4 yards external texture
  • 4 yards internal texture
  • sovereign size high space batting (prepackaged) or 4 yards of cut batting
  • 48″ double isolating zipper

Kid Sleeping Bag measurements:

  • 3 yards external texture
  • 3 yards internal texture
  • 3 yards of cut batting (high space)
  • 48″ double isolating zipper

So Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your sleeping bag:

Stage No. 1

Before cutting my canvas, I arbitrarily hand-painted neon polka specks done with texture-safe paint. I didn’t need it to feel excessively exact, so I just eyeballed it. I at that point permitted it to dry throughout the evening before proceeding onward to the subsequent stage.

Stage No. 2

I made two youngster estimated hiking beds so I had three yards of my external texture. I cut that absolutely down the middle to get two equivalent lengths. At that point, I confronted them with right sides together, arranged them along with one of the long creases, and stuck my straight pins each 6″ or thereabouts. I followed this by sewing down the length of that stuck side and afterward eliminating the pins. This made a squarish shape when unfurled.

Stage No. 3

I essentially rehashed stages one and two with the inward texture. I cut my three yards into two equivalent lengths estimating 1.5 yards each. I at that point confronted the correct sides together and stuck along one of the long edges. At last, I sewed along that long edge and eliminated my pins.

Stage No. 4

Next, place your external texture on the ground with the correct side looking up. If you have non-covered floors, you can tape this piece down for a less wrinkled cycle. At that point lay your unfurled inward texture on top of the external texture so the correct sides are confronting one another.

Make certain to arrange your edges decently well. At last, lay your batting on top of the internal texture and line up your edges. Smooth out you’re batting and pin each of the three layers together every 8″ or so along the border where every one of the three layers meets. If you have additional batting that hangs off different sides, trim it off.

Stage No. 5

Iron your open edge with the goal that it folds into itself pleasantly and pins it shut as appeared. You can hand-join this shut when you’re making a blanket or something comparative, yet we’re seeing a zipper over this part so you can fasten it shut with your machine. Simply make certain to sew it somewhat closer to the edge than typical. Eliminate your pins.

Stage No. 6

Place your camping bed on the floor so the center crease runs vertically. I moved mine so you could see it better in the photograph, yet it’s a bit much. In case you will hand-tie your sack, you can avoid this progression. Something else, use measuring sticks to part your board into at least three equivalent areas.

Use straight pins to stamp where your sewed lines will be. You’ll need to do this right across your camping cot to make it even. This will assist your batting with the remaining set up when it’s washed and adds some surface too. If you have lightly shaded chalk available, it might assist in withdrawing your chalk line before sticking.

Stage No. 7

This is a vital moving part. With your camping cot level, roll the base edge up to your first line of pins. This will help you fit your sack under your machine.

Stage No. 8

Stitch cautiously along the line your pins made and eliminate them when you’re set. Eliminate your camping bed from under your machine each time you finish a column and afterward move it up to the following line until you’re done.

Stage No. 9

Place your zipper close to the highest point of the correct edge of your hiking bed so the correct side of the zipper is confronting the correct side of your texture. This will look topsy turvy however it’ll make a more complete look whenever we’re finished. Line up the edges and pin each 4″. It won’t be the length of your camping bed however that is alright.

Stage No. 10

Unzip your zipper about 4″ to begin. In case you’re utilizing a zipper foot, this won’t be important, however in case you’re utilizing your standard presser foot, this is the way we work around the way that the zipper head is standing out. I needed to show you this elective strategy if you are ever in that circumstance where you simply can NOT discover your zipper foot, or on the off chance that you don’t have one. However, if you do have one, it makes life somewhat simpler, so don’t hesitate to utilize it here.

Start with a backline and afterward join down to the zipper head, making a point to fasten around 1/4″ from the edge.

Lift your presser foot and pull your camping bed away from the machine about an inch to get yourself some squirm live with the string. Slide that zipper head back set up at the top, and afterward place your camping bed back under your presser foot the latest relevant point of interest. Keep sewing to the base.

Stage No. 11

Do something very similar with the base zipper head by sewing until you get to it, lifting your presser foot, moving the zipper head, and continuing your sewing. Back fasten a couple of times close to the end.

Stage No. 12

Fold your camping cot down the middle like a taco with the correct sides confronting together and pin the other edge of your zipper to the next edge of the pack. The correct sides ought to confront one another and the long edges arranged. Pin each 4″ once more. This is the lower part of the zipper. This is the top corner of the zipper. Be certain your top edges are even before you begin sticking and sewing!

Stage No. 13

Once you’ve sewn your zipper in, you will need to encase the lower part of your pack. Beginning close to the lower part of your zipper, pin along with the pack so the edges are arranged. Place your pack under your presser foot so you begin sewing around 1/2″ over the long finishes of your zipper. Back join and sew around 1/2″ in askew as appeared. At that point rotate and sew down to the edge of your pack.

Stage No. 14

Pivot your sack and keep sewing along that last length of your hiking bed. Back join about 1″ from the overlay in your pack as it very well might be an excess of texture to attempt to fasten through it. Eliminate your pins. Turn your sack right side out and try to jab out the last two corners.

Excellent! You did it. Hopefully, after reading the full article you won’t have any questions about this topic.


Would you be able to make your sleeping bag?

Making your camping cot is fundamentally the same as making a duvet cover just you are sewing right around the border, collapsing it into equal parts, and appending a unique zipper.

What is the best material for a sleeping bag liner?

Most artificial materials are quick-drying and genuinely light, so they’re a decent all-around decision for camping cot liners.

Are down camping cots the best?

For the best-protecting worth and warmth-to-weight proportion, search for camping cots that are made with 100% duck or goose down.

Final Thoughts:

As should be obvious, making your special sleeping bag isn’t advanced science however, it requires a reasonable piece of work and commitment on your part. If you figure out how to make your camping cot, you can simply envision the reserve funds just as the feeling of achievement that you’ll feel. Effectively made your camping cot and have a few hints that may help? Enlighten us concerning them in the remarks area. For all the simpler directions on the best way to make a DIY outdoors gear, look at our prior article to discover.

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