January 24, 2022

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How To Make A Bed for Your 8-inch Caring For Baby Doll

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!

Bonus! Enter to win a Caring For Baby Set. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter in the giveaway!

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:

Wooden Bin (Ours is 11 x 7 x 4 in found at Hobby Lobby, the link is to a bundle of three sizes, the small size is available to buy individually in stores)
♡ Wooden beads or ball knobs (We used these, the size is 1in)
♡ Glue (Tacky Glue is great)
♡ Paint
♡ Fabric (We used a minky and a cotton. Flannel would be precious as well.)
♡ Scissors
♡ Ruler

 

For sewn version:

♡ Stuffing
♡ Sewing Machine

For no-sew version:

♡ Felt
♡ Hot Glue

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!

We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @PixieFaire 

You can also share pictures in the Pixie Faire Inspritation Gallery right here on the website, either use the #pixiefaire when posting on IG, or just click the little + box to upload your picture right here on the website!

Thanks everyone!

For Pixie Faire, @graceloves2bake



 

ENTER TO WIN A Caring For Baby set (from the American Girl website)!

 

 

To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us,  If you were to bring this baby home, what would you name it?

 

 


100 Comments

Ann
Ann

July 31, 2022

She is adorable, I think Natalie would fit her perfectly!

Shirley Fisher
Shirley Fisher

July 21, 2022

I have one of thw babies,her name is April Rose.

Linda davies
Linda davies

February 06, 2022

Baby blossom

Deborah
Deborah

January 31, 2022

My granddaughter loves the 8 inch dolls & would name the Baby Becca.

S
S

January 31, 2022

Ahh, that’s hard! The first name I thought of was Lexi Grace. But I don’t think she looks like a Lexi, so maybe Nora, because that’s just a super cute name. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy G
Amy G

January 31, 2022

I don’t normally name my baby dolls because I like to use them for modeling both boy clothes and girl clothes. If I did name it, I would use a gender neutral name like Jordan, I would prefer my grand babies use the imagination and name it what they like!

Connie
Connie

January 30, 2022

Finley for my last granddaughter!

Katherine Palmer
Katherine Palmer

January 30, 2022

I would name the little baby Gloria

Peggy
Peggy

January 29, 2022

Baby Jenna Jeanne. That’s the name I would have picked if I had a baby girl. Only managed to make boys! They did like my dolls when they were little though. Thanks for the contest.

Maureen A
Maureen A

January 29, 2022

Her name should be Rosie

Sandy
Sandy

January 29, 2022

We would call the baby Bella ❤️

Tina
Tina

January 28, 2022

I think I would name this doll Rosana.

Donna
Donna

January 28, 2022

I would name her Penny.

Rosemary Kelley
Rosemary Kelley

January 28, 2022

i would name her Mary Elizabeth.the doll is so pretty .thank you

Emma
Emma

January 28, 2022

Cloé is the first name that came to me when looking at the this baby.

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 28, 2022

If we win this baby doll, I think my grand-daughter would name her Penny because that’s her newest newborn cousin.
Thank you

Esther Rose
Esther Rose

January 28, 2022

Esther Rose is a sweet “old fashion” name that fits her….

Glenda
Glenda

January 28, 2022

Sweet baby needs a good old fashioned name. I would choose Sara Beth.

Diana G
Diana G

January 28, 2022

If I as lucky enough to get this adorable baby I would name her Jennifer Lynn

CHERYL
CHERYL

January 28, 2022

i would name her Magdalene Rae and call her Magierae

rita
rita

January 28, 2022

love this little baby and i would name her ivy rae— thankyou

Deborah
Deborah

January 28, 2022

I would name her Davina.

Marty
Marty

January 28, 2022

My doll playing granddaughter has grown up sooner than I have. I would name the sweet baby Katherine for the memories it would bring of our playtimes together.

Sam
Sam

January 28, 2022

Zoey would be cute

Tammy longabaugh
Tammy longabaugh

January 28, 2022

Pearl would be her name

Ma
Ma

January 28, 2022

I would name her Lexi.

Karen H
Karen H

January 28, 2022

I would name her Kari Ann.

designdreamer
designdreamer

January 28, 2022

I would name her Shelly!

Cath
Cath

January 28, 2022

My niece loves her baby dolls. Her name is Philomena, nickname, Fillie. That would be this baby’s name. This is one cute little baby doll. I’m glad they have patterns for her already.

Carol
Carol

January 28, 2022

I would name her Eleanor.

Bonnie Rexroad
Bonnie Rexroad

January 28, 2022

A beautiful babydoll. I would name the baby Alex or Taylor so it could be a boy or girl

Sharon Kirby
Sharon Kirby

January 28, 2022

My granddaughter would absolutely love this!

Tonya
Tonya

January 28, 2022

I would name her Emily

shirley
shirley

January 28, 2022

I have several clothes patterns for this baby and can’t wait to get them all made..

Marsha
Marsha

January 28, 2022

I would name her Sarah Marie. I pretty name for a pretty doll.

Linda
Linda

January 28, 2022

I would name her Paige, my daughter-in-law’s middle name. This would have been my granddaughter’s name but alas we got two boys instead. Love them both.

Vicki Howton
Vicki Howton

January 28, 2022

I have to meet the doll first. Then she usually tells me her name.

Kathy
Kathy

January 28, 2022

I would name her Lyndzee Nicole.

Karen
Karen

January 28, 2022

I would name this baby Penny after my great niece Penelope who has survived leukemia, Her last treatment will be in May. She was only 3 when it started. Two long years of chemo and other drugs for such a little one but she will be okay, thank God.

Kristen
Kristen

January 28, 2022

I would name her Sonja Kari; to be a little sister for Kirsten.

Deb
Deb

January 28, 2022

If I’m lucky enough to bring this baby home, my granddaughter and I would call her Baby. We can add to this by calling her Sweet Baby, Cute Baby, Happy Baby, Nice Baby, and Pretty Baby. The adjective options are endless and they can be educational, too! Thank you! (Now she’s a Thankful Baby:)

darlene
darlene

January 28, 2022

I WOULD NAME HER ONALEE JEAN AFTER MY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

BevM
BevM

January 28, 2022

Lara Louise.

Patricia Gaston
Patricia Gaston

January 28, 2022

I would name her Christina after my " miracle " Great grand daughter . Thanks for the oppertunity to vote ! Love the dolls !

Janet
Janet

January 28, 2022

My doll came with a name when I was little and i didn’t feel like I could rename her. So I think she should come with a blank birth certificate to allow the recipient to choose the name.

S
S

January 28, 2022

I would name her Emily Elizabeth

Krista J
Krista J

January 28, 2022

Emma would be a fitting name.

Doris Moran
Doris Moran

January 28, 2022

I would name her Luna or Start 😊

Patricia
Patricia

January 28, 2022

I think Charlotte Rose would be nice

Bev
Bev

January 28, 2022

I would name this little darling Lulu Belle.

Rosalie
Rosalie

January 28, 2022

Dimples, which is actually her nickname. You aren’t supposed to tell your real name to strangers!

Cynthia H.
Cynthia H.

January 28, 2022

I would name her Hazel Jane after two women who were very special.

Cindy K
Cindy K

January 27, 2022

I think she should be named Mary Cynthia.

Erin Fain
Erin Fain

January 27, 2022

I would name her Abigail.

Cheryl wheeler
Cheryl wheeler

January 27, 2022

Daisy Elena

Pearl Alaina
Pearl Alaina

January 27, 2022

She’s beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

Regina
Regina

January 27, 2022

I am not good at naming my dolls and happily let my granddaughters name them. :)

Rachel Koppleberger
Rachel Koppleberger

January 27, 2022

I named my 8" Target baby Alex, and I was thinking if/when I get this one I’d name it Sky or maybe Leia.

Cathy
Cathy

January 27, 2022

i would name her Elizabeth
Kathryn
Kathryn

January 27, 2022

I think the baby should be named Ava.

Shirley
Shirley

January 27, 2022

Cynthia. I would love to have the caring baby set. I would be so much fun making her clothes and giving her my two granddaughters who are sisters.

BG Tomlin
BG Tomlin

January 27, 2022

Wonderful baby. I would name her Katie.Thank you

Gaby
Gaby

January 27, 2022

It takes me awhile to choose names but I think I’d name her Holly!

Meari
Meari

January 27, 2022

I would name her Coco!

Dorothy
Dorothy

January 27, 2022

I would name her Precious, since she is such a precious little doll.

Sparkle
Sparkle

January 27, 2022

Her name will be Melinda.

Kristen
Kristen

January 27, 2022

I would name her Caroline

Barbara Bennett
Barbara Bennett

January 27, 2022

Jasmine after my granddaughters middle name. At fourteen she still loves these types of dolls, but now more to collect than play with.

Amy
Amy

January 27, 2022

I don’t know what to name her, but I’ll put some thought into it. I have two daughters, so we’ll have to share her. So sweet!

Patricia Wiebe
Patricia Wiebe

January 27, 2022

I would name her Macy Elizabeth! Then I would sew her a full wardrobe and gift her to my niece as a wedding shower gift! Her mom is not sentimental and kept nothing to pass down!

Marie-Agnès
Marie-Agnès

January 27, 2022

If I have a nice little baby I will call her Alienor and i will sew her a very nice wardrobe

Sandra
Sandra

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be named Analisa.

Maureen
Maureen

January 26, 2022

I would name this baby doll Chris because it’s a gender neutral name. Could then have the child make up its life

Nancy A
Nancy A

January 26, 2022

I would name this sweet baby Aubrey.

Crystal
Crystal

January 26, 2022

My girls say Bella, Marie, Ellie.

geri
geri

January 26, 2022

I would name her Patricia Joanne. That is what my grandmother wanted to name her daughter. She ended up with twins and split the name between the two girls.

Samantha Thomas
Samantha Thomas

January 26, 2022

Gabrielle

Linda
Linda

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be named Seely Jane. That was my great-grandmother’s name..i

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 26, 2022

I think she looks like an Eloise.

Doris
Doris

January 26, 2022

I think she should be named Elizabeth.

Patti
Patti

January 26, 2022

Her name is Essie.

Jacque
Jacque

January 26, 2022

I think you should name her Libby.

Olga Beecher
Olga Beecher

January 26, 2022

I would love to have the mini bitty baby doll and I would name her Rose. I bought one for my granddaughter for Easter.

lynn
lynn

January 26, 2022

Alice

Melinda C.
Melinda C.

January 26, 2022

Oh she is definitely a Cathleen, or Kitty.

Lori
Lori

January 26, 2022

I really think she looks like her name should be Sophia Grace. 💕❤️💕

Rachel
Rachel

January 26, 2022

Clementine

Becky
Becky

January 26, 2022

Ivy Lynette!

Diana
Diana

January 26, 2022

I would name her Wren Clover.

Susan
Susan

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Jean or Jeannie.

Cynthia P
Cynthia P

January 26, 2022

I would name the her Eliza Jane. As a child, this was the name I thought I would name my daughter. No our daughter is not named that. LOL

Doll LOver
Doll LOver

January 26, 2022

I’d name her Celeste…

DeeDee
DeeDee

January 26, 2022

I would name her Ingrid after a very kind young woman who never got to be a mother but wanted to.

Hannah R. Lewis
Hannah R. Lewis

January 26, 2022

I think Emily would suit her.

Stephanie Sheridan
Stephanie Sheridan

January 26, 2022

I would name her Esther Marie. Cute doll.

Teena
Teena

January 26, 2022

I do not feel that AG should name the baby at all. Doing so can put limits on a child’s imagination—and oh my goodness kids today have enough “programming” thrown at them! I think more versions of this baby should be made in other skin tones/hair and eye colours, and that the clothing should be kept cute but somewhat gender-neutral (or that extra clothing options should be available for purchase)—again, so a child can imagine this baby to be what they want it to be. (And no I’m not advocating ANYTHING other than letting children use their own imaginations for play.) I already own two of these sets plus nearly a dozen of other brands’ similar babies…and I feel that with the proper touch, this could become a very successful mini-line of its own. We all know how much we still want a Polly of our own, LOL!! I was a bit disappointed that the baby was so clearly “a girl” with what was included. It was cute and modern and nicely made. I’d love to have a set of twins…and will have to sew my own clothing for our baby brother. Some of my babies will end up having historical fantasy clothing anyway, as we don’t do a lot of modern here at Worthington Castle overall. This set is one of the best new releases from AG in quite some time and I hope it isn’t a one-off.

Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith

January 26, 2022

I would name her Bobalina.

Betty ScottY
Betty ScottY

January 26, 2022

Both my grandson. And granddaughter love to play with their bad y dsl. They would to win this to play with.
Rita Cashion
Rita Cashion

January 26, 2022

I would name her “Sawyer”. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Alice
Alice

January 26, 2022

I would name her Alicia Diane that’s what I named my 2lbs 110z daughter who was born In April 1982 instead of July 1982. She has become an awesome woman of God. A wonderful wife and mother and works from home so she can homeschool and balance her career.

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