DIY Doll Bedding Tutorial

DIY Doll Bedding Tutorial Final


A dear friend of ours made a bed for my sweet niece.  I was given the honor of painting it and making doll bedding.  I am by no means an expert seamstress, far from it actually, but I thought I’d share what I learned along the way.  My niece’s nursery bedding is yellow and gray, so I wanted the doll bedding to coordinate.  I LOVE picking out fabric.  It always amazes me that I can be so drawn to something as mundane as fabric, but I am.  What can I say?  I’m a designer at heart.  I found the fabric for this project at Hobby Lobby.  I used this blogpost to help me get started.

Material List

-6 coordinating fabrics- 1/8 yard each

-Solid cotton fabric (sheet, mattress, dust ruffle, pillows)- 2 yards

-Coordinating fabric for back of quilt and dust ruffle- 1 yard

-Fabric for pillows- 1/2 yard

Time– 12 hours (I started at 10 AM and ended at 10 PM, but I’m an amateur)

First, cut out your quilt squares.  I cut a 3 inch strip out of each of the fabrics using a rotary cutter and a mat.  I then cut every 3 inches along the length of this strip, which gave me 3″ x 3″ squares.   You will need 9 or 10 squares from each of the 6 different patterns.  Lay your squares out in your desired pattern, mine is pictured below.  I have a son who just turned 3 two weeks ago.  If you are also working around a toddler, BEWARE!  He messed with my pattern quite a few times and it was a puzzle getting back together.  Luckily, my 7 year old daughter was happy to help me put it back together.  This project was definitely a family affair.

Quilt squares

I pinned together a row of fabric

 

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