I've always had these growing up and recently my mother bought some fabric and asked me to make one my sudo-neices a present. She has a new obession with panda bears.
It was much easier than I thought it would be and now I can't wait to make my own!
You easily can recycle old shirts and do panels on the back or if you have some fat quarters lying around you could use those too.
Also alternatively you could use a few old flannel shirts or maybe old towels sewn together for the inside instead of batting.
Cut out your two "pocket" panels and put them right sides together.
Then place them on the batting.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam. Leaving an opening to turn inside out.
Trim batting to the fabric and it helps to cut down the excess around your corners.
Turn your panel inside out and close your open seam with invisible stich or whip stich.
Cut out your two quilt fabrics.
Again place good sides together THEN place onto batting.
Sew with 1/4 inch seam and remember to leave some of the bottom for turning inside out.
Turn inside out and trim excess batting to fabric and around your corners.
Close your opening seam with whip stich or invisible stich.
I sewed around the border 1/2" seam.
I sewed lines down the middle of quilt and then three side ways.
The more you "quilt" your fabric the more strength you give it for wash and wear.
Place your pocket on the backside of your quilt on the bottom with the "outside" panel facing in.
Sew along the sides and the bottom with a 1/4" seam.
Leave the top of the pocket open.