Year-Round Down: Make a Sleeping Bag Cover

If you want to use your sleeping bags for more than camping, follow these instructions to sew a sleeping bag cover.

sleeping bag cover - bags rolled up as bolsters
Roll them up, slip them in the cases you made, and down bags becomes lined pillows.
Karen Turnbull
sleeping bag cover - cutting pattern for bolster cover
Cutting pattern for the bolster cover.
sleeping bag cover - diagram of comforter cover
Diagram of the sleeping bag comforter cover. To keep your sleeping in place insides its slip cover, attach snaps, strips of Velcro fastener, or ribbon ties to the open edges of the casing.
sleeping bag cover - down sleeping bag on lawn
The basic down sleeping bag is a great outdoor bed, but add a sleeping bag cover and it becomes even more.
Photo by Karen Turnbull
sleeping bag cover - girl lying under comforter
Your easy-to-stitch down bag will earn its keep and retain its quality as a comforter.
Karen Turnbull

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