Do you have one of the tiny 8-inch baby dolls, such as the one from the Caring For Baby set from American Girl? Check out this crafty tutorial to make a darling little bed that's just the right size!
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New to this doll? Be sure to check out our full 8-inch Caring For Baby Doll Review post HERE.
Follow along in this tutorial where we show you how to turn a little wooden box, found at Hobby Lobby, into a little bed for our doll. If you are unable to find the same box that we used, you can take your tiny doll with you to the craft store and find something similar. We've will also included the dimensions to the box we used, as well as the online links. We've also included a quick tutorial showing you how to make bedding and a no-sew version too! Let’s get crafting!
What you need for both versions:
For sewn version:
For no-sew version:
Step 1: Assembling the bed
If you are using the same box that we found, start by removing the handles. Now it’s time to glue the beads to the bottom of the bed. Once the glue is dried, you can paint your bed! It's that simple!
Step 2: Sewn Blanket
Let’s make the blanket now! Cut out two squares of fabric 12 x 12 inches. We used a minky fabric on one side and cotton on the other side. Use something small and round as a template to trim the corners into a rounded shape. We chose to use a spool of ribbon about 3in in diameter as a template. Now pin the two pieces right sides together and sew all the way around, leaving a 2-3 inch opening to turn the blanket right side out. Once you have the blanket turned, top stitch around the entire edge of the blanket, making sure you neatly catch the raw edges of the opening inside the blanket.
Alternate: No-sew Blanket
Cut one 12 x 12in square out of a fabric that doesn’t fray easily. Trim the corners like the blanket in step 2. That’s all there is to it!
Step 3: Sewn Mattress
Cut out 2 rectangles (11 x 7 inch for a box like ours, but for any other box, adding an extra inch or so of fabric around the edges from the box’s measurements should be good. If it is too big, you can always trim the edges and resew to make it smaller). Sew the rectangles right sides together, leaving a 2 inch space to turn it right side out. Once it’s turned, back-stitch two little X’s in two places on the mattress. Add stuffing until it fits perfectly into your bed. Sew up the opening.
Step 5: (Alternate) No-sew Mattress
Cut 6 layers of felt to fit inside your bed. Cut a piece of fabric two inches longer and two inches wider than the felt rectangle. Wrap the felt with the fabric and hot glue in place.
Now get your baby doll and tuck her in!
Looking for a cute dress for your 8-inch baby doll? The Sweet & Simple Dress is darling and very easy to sew! Find it and a variety of other clothing pattern that are designed to fit the Carling For Baby doll in the Collection on Pixie Faire!
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