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

Ymana
Ymana

January 26, 2022

Emma Marie would be the name I would give her. I wanted to name my second grand daughter that name but her mom had a different idea. Thanks you.

Janice
Janice

January 26, 2022

I’d name her Natalie!

Jackie
Jackie

January 26, 2022

I would name her Raelynn after my granddaughter.

Sandra
Sandra

January 26, 2022

I would call her Amelia

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Jasmin and her nick name would be Jazzy> She is really cute!!!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Jasmin and her nick name would be Jazzy> She is really cute!!!!

Mar
Mar

January 26, 2022

This adorable baby should have a name. I would name her Hope.

Heather
Heather

January 26, 2022

I think she should be named Emily, after my new baby niece!

Ann
Ann

January 26, 2022

Emily would be such a fun name for this cute baby!

Carol
Carol

January 26, 2022

I would name her Ruth.

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

January 26, 2022

I would name her Ava.

Bettie
Bettie

January 26, 2022

Yes, a name should be given to the baby doll. If it’s a girl…then Tabitha is nice. But if it’s a boy…. then Timothy sounds nice too. :)

Penny
Penny

January 26, 2022

If I win this doll, she will be donated to a Sew for Kids site under Lakota Friends Circle. The child receiving this doll will probably give her a Lakota name.

Cora
Cora

January 26, 2022

I would name her Tina Cheri.

Jaratzed
Jaratzed

January 26, 2022

Maybe Isabella or Zara

Matthew
Matthew

January 26, 2022

If I won her her name would be Ingrid after a a young woman who wanted to be a mother and was a mother to her younger sisters.

Bren Ellison
Bren Ellison

January 26, 2022

If I win this adorable baby, I would name her Zoe

Barb
Barb

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Lacey and then dress her in ribbons and lace because she is so cute.

Darlene
Darlene

January 26, 2022

Michelle

Kelly Hall
Kelly Hall

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Camilla!

Melanie
Melanie

January 26, 2022

I would name her Ryleigh after a sweet baby girl born with way too many health issues. She passed away at age 2, but her memory is treasured.

Heidi
Heidi

January 26, 2022

Sydney

Soozee
Soozee

January 26, 2022

Little Lilly

SHIRLEY LEMMON
SHIRLEY LEMMON

January 26, 2022

Such a cute baby needs a cute name like Becky!

Tricia Boccabello
Tricia Boccabello

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be named Mary Claire.

Renee B.
Renee B.

January 26, 2022

I would name this sweet baby doll Lydia, after my grandmother, whom I wish I could remember, but I was a baby when she went to Heaven. She was a seamstress, like me and I like to imagine that we would have had much to share and talk about.

Rita
Rita

January 26, 2022

How cute! I would name her Hazel.

Beth
Beth

January 26, 2022

I think she should be named Grace.

Sue D
Sue D

January 26, 2022

I think Trixie is a good name.

Susan S.
Susan S.

January 26, 2022

I would name the baby Taffy.

Teresa
Teresa

January 26, 2022

I would name her Tessa Valerie and would make her her own little wardrobe and give her to one of my great granddaughters. I had an 8" Ginnette doll when I was little and loved that doll so I know one of my great grands would love her to pieces too!!!

shirley
shirley

January 26, 2022

I love this little baby, she is next on my list to buy. This would be a great travel doll for nanny, she takes her sewing and a doll everywhere she travels.

Janet
Janet

January 26, 2022

Celeste – I have no idea why, it just popped into my head as I read your question.

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 26, 2022

I would name this baby Millie.

Wendy
Wendy

January 26, 2022

Audrey, after my mom

mariann stull
mariann stull

January 26, 2022

Felicity… it means great Joy.

Lynn
Lynn

January 26, 2022

I would name her Amy after a childhood friend who died too young! Her passion was caring for preemies in the NICU so she would love this little girl!

Deirdre
Deirdre

January 26, 2022

I would call this little one Smidgin’.

Melissa
Melissa

January 26, 2022

I would name her Harper.

MARILU
MARILU

January 26, 2022

I would name her Mia that is my granddaughter’s name and in Spanish also means “mine”

Charissa
Charissa

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Evelyn Annette. All things tiny and doll are fun!

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 26, 2022

Patricia

Terri
Terri

January 26, 2022

I would name her Emma

Helen
Helen

January 26, 2022

Since she looks like my youngest grand baby, I would name her Emma.

Crystal
Crystal

January 26, 2022

I would name the baby Isadora. She would be a baby sister for my Luciana Vega. Love the tutorial!!

Vicki
Vicki

January 26, 2022

I would name her Betsy or Bethany or maybe just Beth!

BK
BK

January 26, 2022

Trixie is a good name!

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 26, 2022

I really like the name Danica, thanks for the giveaway!

Laurie
Laurie

January 26, 2022

Hannah would be the doll’s name.

Sophie T
Sophie T

January 26, 2022

I would name her Polly, as she would become Felicity’s baby sister.

Mary G
Mary G

January 26, 2022

I would name her Z — short and cute

Winter
Winter

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be named Paisley. She is absolutely adorable!

Patricia Gaston
Patricia Gaston

January 26, 2022

I think her name should be Christina . My littlest great grand ,who is our miracle baby, is named Christina ! She brings so much joy and love to our family as I believe these dolls do !

brenda
brenda

January 26, 2022

Iwould name her starr

Kelly D
Kelly D

January 26, 2022

I would name her Molly.

Kathy
Kathy

January 26, 2022

I would call her Katie until I sewed her a collection of clothes then I would gift her to a little girl in need of a friend. Then she could name her whatever she wanted.

Nanette
Nanette

January 26, 2022

I would name the baby Mary.

Bl
Bl

January 26, 2022

I would call her Emmy. She is adorable and my granddaughter would love her.

Sew Sweet Designs/Janice Mundy
Sew Sweet Designs/Janice Mundy

January 26, 2022

I bought this sweetie and used her as a model to make clothes before giving her to my 1 year old granddaughter. I named her Daisy. I’d love to have one to keep here with me since my granddaughter and her Daisy live overseas. I’d name mine Daisy II :)

Florence
Florence

January 26, 2022

I will name her Sarah Jane after my mom who loved dolls too! She would wrap a potato in a rag for a pretend baby when she was little.

Annette
Annette

January 26, 2022

Tiffany. After a young friend from my childhood, that was taken way too young. 👼🏻

Marj
Marj

January 26, 2022

I’d name her Sofia.

Gail
Gail

January 26, 2022

I would name the baby Molly.

Elin Mathews
Elin Mathews

January 26, 2022

I would name her Teresa after my grandmother. She lived in a small apartment and turned a pantry off the kitchen into a sewing room. She made her own clothes on a Singer Treadle machine. It’s where I got my love of sewing & crafting.

Danielle
Danielle

January 26, 2022

Oh she’s sweet. My daughter said she’d name her Luna

Dolores
Dolores

January 26, 2022

I would name her Elisaabeth after my dear friend who has passed away.

Sharon
Sharon

January 26, 2022

I love these little babies! I have several and thanks to Pixie Faire for their cute patterns for them!

Kristen
Kristen

January 26, 2022

I can’t decide between Katie, Hope, or Emma. She looks like she could be any of those and they are all sweet names for an adorable baby

Melanie
Melanie

January 26, 2022

I would name her Bree. :)

MARIAN
MARIAN

January 26, 2022

My husband bought her for me this fall so I named her after two of his great-grandmothers, “Emma” I cannot tell you how much I love sewing tiny little things for her. she became quite a conversation starter at my shows this fall, although I had no merchandise for her.

Irene
Irene

January 26, 2022

I would name her Emily. It’s a sweet, timeless name just as this timeless baby doll.

Karen Carroll
Karen Carroll

January 26, 2022

Maggie Mae

Jeri
Jeri

January 26, 2022

I would name her Anna after my mom. She was always excited to see any new AG dolls that came out.

Jeannie
Jeannie

January 26, 2022

I would name her Katie.

Patty
Patty

January 26, 2022

I would name her sweetie pie and she would be the sweetest thing in the house!

Audrey
Audrey

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be named KiKi. I love that name.

Ashleigh Hack
Ashleigh Hack

January 26, 2022

SAILOR

Brenda Rucker
Brenda Rucker

January 26, 2022

I would name her Mary

Carole
Carole

January 26, 2022

I would name her Chloe, after my youngest granddaughter.

N Colleen Sexton
N Colleen Sexton

January 26, 2022

I think the baby should be Helena. It is such a beautiful name for a beautiful girl who will grow up to be a strong and caring woman.

NATALIE WILSON
NATALIE WILSON

January 26, 2022

I got one of these precious babies as a Christmas gifts. This would give me twins… lol Noel and Chrystal

Ellen
Ellen

January 26, 2022

I would name this cute babydoll Hope.

Rhonda
Rhonda

January 26, 2022

I would name her Audrey June after my father’s sister that died from diphtheria in the 1920’s. I love how American Girl has different dolls for different ages. I have granddaughters that like to “baby” and some that want a “fashion” doll. Between this doll, Bitty Baby, and the 18” doll fits all of them.

Laura
Laura

January 26, 2022

I would name her Victoria and make her little frilly dresses.

Pat
Pat

January 26, 2022

I would name her Macy. This is short for my great nieces name.

Susan
Susan

January 26, 2022

She is adorable! I would name her Rosie.

Joyce
Joyce

January 26, 2022

I would call her Meg Robin.

Susi
Susi

January 26, 2022

I would name her Gwendolyn Mae.

Soo
Soo

January 26, 2022

It’s been a while that 8inch baby has been out but I still can’t get over how cute they are!
I’d name her Rosie.

Darlene
Darlene

January 26, 2022

I have a new ( three month old) granddaughter. I look forward to making her doll clothes. I would name her Ruthie after my mom. I lost her 2 months ago today.

Marietta Brown
Marietta Brown

January 26, 2022

Ann Louise

Denise
Denise

January 26, 2022

Rosalee is the perfect name for this sweet little one. :)

Johanna
Johanna

January 26, 2022

She looks like a Lily to me.

Darlene
Darlene

January 26, 2022

OMG! I love this doll. I know she is going to be a hit with all the young children. I’m trying to be good and not buy anymore dolls. I want them all. Lol!
So if I was to win one, we’ll let’s say it would be a win, win for me ❤️❤️❤️
I must make the little bed. Thank you. The pattern is sooo cute.

Julie
Julie

January 26, 2022

I would name her Helen Olivia after my dear mother. She has passed away, but she was a saint to me! She took very good care of me as a little girl through adulthood…I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 3 (almost 4.) We were joined at the hip as the saying goes!

Trudy
Trudy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Anna.

April
April

January 25, 2022

She looks like a Gracie May to me

peggy
peggy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Priscilla because she is so precious, which could also be another name for her.

Marjory
Marjory

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Annie Elizabeth, my grandmother’s name.

Patricia A. Stegall
Patricia A. Stegall

January 25, 2022

At first I thought to name the baby Emma – a nice old-fashioned name. My final choice is Hope. It’s short, sweet, and offers a direction for the future.

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