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

Jerri
Jerri

January 25, 2022

She most certainly is gorgeous, any little girl would love! She looks like a Merida to me.

Donna B
Donna B

January 25, 2022

I would name her Maisie Leigh. She is beautiful.

Ann M
Ann M

January 25, 2022

I would name her Posy.

Oksana
Oksana

January 25, 2022

I would name her Nicole.
Such a cutie!

Debby
Debby

January 25, 2022

I would name her Nani which means beautiful, enjoyable in Hawaiin

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2022

I would have to name her Eva Marie after my Mother! Thanks!

Jane
Jane

January 25, 2022

If I brought this baby home I would name her Rose Mary. She is so cute. Thank you Pixie Faire for this giveaway.

LeanneJ
LeanneJ

January 25, 2022

Oh she’s so cute! I would name her Camilla!

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

January 25, 2022

Awwwww I would name her Finley Marie!

Mary Dora Smith
Mary Dora Smith

January 25, 2022

After waiting over two years my son ‘s final adoption for two of his children happened today. In celebration of this I would name it Faith or Charles after one of my two new grandchildren.

K
K

January 25, 2022

Not sure what I’d name the baby. I would have to sit with her/him and see what name(s) come to me.

LM
LM

January 25, 2022

I would name her Sofia.

Mary Cox
Mary Cox

January 25, 2022

She looks like an Abbey to me and whatever name is chosen, she looks like such fun to sew for!

Bev
Bev

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lulu Belle.

Ginger
Ginger

January 25, 2022

I think her name should be Lillian or Lilly. She is very cute!

Abby Baxter
Abby Baxter

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Natasha

Heather
Heather

January 25, 2022

I think her name should be Scarlette!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 25, 2022

Cookie because she is so tiny and cute.

Thresea
Thresea

January 25, 2022

Lille. ….Danish for little

Ana Godinez
Ana Godinez

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lilly like my daughter :)

Debora Stoddard
Debora Stoddard

January 25, 2022

I would name her Elaine after my grandma. Or name him Charles after my uncle.

Debora
Debora

January 25, 2022

I would name her Rosebud.
I would name him Orion.

Norma Middendorf
Norma Middendorf

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Emma.

Stacy
Stacy

January 25, 2022

I’d name her violet

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

January 25, 2022

Oh gee! I’m terrible at picking names but I do like Gracie.

Sandy
Sandy

January 25, 2022

I had 3 wonderful boys, but if I had had a girl I would have named her “Bella Rose.” She would have been named after my 2 grandmothers.

Rena
Rena

January 25, 2022

I would name her Sherri.

Joy L Wyckoff
Joy L Wyckoff

January 25, 2022

“Anna” or “Emma” would be my considerations for this little one because they are names that are easy to say using sounds (phonemes) that children usually vocalize when young.

Sharon
Sharon

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lucy.

Debbie siltala
Debbie siltala

January 25, 2022

My granddaughter would probably name her ruby. Thanks for the chance to win

Sandra Cox
Sandra Cox

January 25, 2022

I would name this sweet doll Daisy!

Donna
Donna

January 25, 2022

What a cute baby doll. I would name her Vaeanna Joy.

Suzanne Hetland
Suzanne Hetland

January 25, 2022

Reminds me of my first baby doll. An 8" Madame Alexander called “Little Genious” but she had soft, fuzzy blonde hair. I still have her and I’m 69 next month. I got her in mid 50’s.

Pat S
Pat S

January 25, 2022

I would name this little cutie April

Ann
Ann

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Lilianna.

Suzanne Hetland
Suzanne Hetland

January 25, 2022

I would name her Bernice for my Mom; calling her Nicie. Or Margaret after my sister; calling her Maggie

Pat Steuber
Pat Steuber

January 25, 2022

I would name this little cutie Sunshine!

Pat Steuber
Pat Steuber

January 25, 2022

I would name this little cutie Sunshine

Sylvia
Sylvia

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Jubilee Noele like my new granddaughter.

Carol B
Carol B

January 25, 2022

This sweet baby should be called Emma.

Lexi
Lexi

January 25, 2022

I’d name her Violet!

Nancy
Nancy

January 25, 2022

Such a sweet baby should have an equally sweet name such as Taffy.

Celeste
Celeste

January 25, 2022

Leaning toward Bitsy Baby.

Annie
Annie

January 25, 2022

Name him Elliott. This baby can be dressed as a boy too.

Carol JB
Carol JB

January 25, 2022

I would name my baby Isabella.

Ellen B
Ellen B

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should me named Emilia!

Carol JB
Carol JB

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Isabella.

Bee
Bee

January 25, 2022

I love these dolls. I would name him Carl. I need a boy!

Carol JB
Carol JB

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Isabella.

Carol JB
Carol JB

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be called Isabella.

Christina
Christina

January 25, 2022

I would name her Allison!

Laury
Laury

January 25, 2022

I like Layne for this beautiful little doll.

Vivian
Vivian

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Bella!

Darlene
Darlene

January 25, 2022

I would name her Rose Bud

Dotti G
Dotti G

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Lil’ Sweet Pea.

Jennifer Park
Jennifer Park

January 25, 2022

I think she looks like a Jenny Lynne!

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 25, 2022

I think a good name would be Audrey

Susan P.
Susan P.

January 25, 2022

I would call her Sissy, since she is the little sister to an 18-inch doll.

Wendy
Wendy

January 25, 2022

Lilibett

Jessie
Jessie

January 25, 2022

I think she should be Ivy Rae

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

January 25, 2022

I would name this precious little baby Abigail

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

January 25, 2022

Stephie, after our daughter Stephanie, who passed away from cancer last year

Sherry
Sherry

January 25, 2022

I think the baby’s name should be Bonnie.

Carol P.
Carol P.

January 25, 2022

I would name her Olivia. She’s adorable and pictures just don’t show her little personality.

Lavern
Lavern

January 25, 2022

I would name the cute baby from American Girl Samantha. I just love the name.

Lisa A
Lisa A

January 25, 2022

Poppy!

Sheila Chelednik
Sheila Chelednik

January 25, 2022

I would name her Violet Rose.

Debra
Debra

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Arabella – just because she’s cute and so it the name!

Jane
Jane

January 25, 2022

I would name her Sarah Jane !

Sue McKenzie
Sue McKenzie

January 25, 2022

We all coo and mumble around newborns. And this doll looks like a newborn and all newborns are Precious! And this doll should be named Precious.

Jackie
Jackie

January 25, 2022

Aunt Kate went off to college with a china head doll named Sweetness in her luggage. I might name this baby Sweetness after Aunt Kate’s doll.

Esther Hopland
Esther Hopland

January 25, 2022

I like the name Lourdes

Barbara
Barbara

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Victoria, because that’s what I named my only baby (who’s now 26)! Also, I noticed the latest Pixie Faire knitting pattern for this baby is called Victoria Gets a Valentine, so how perfect is that?!

Kathy
Kathy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Gracie

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

CHLOE is the one

Linda Ladd
Linda Ladd

January 25, 2022

I would let my niece pick out the name was it would be her baby.

Jennifer Druding
Jennifer Druding

January 25, 2022

Her name would be Jenny. I would name her after my childhood nickname.

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

this is it
Piper, great name

Gayle Petr
Gayle Petr

January 25, 2022

I would name her Hope.

Patricia Petraska
Patricia Petraska

January 25, 2022

Caring for baby is so precious! Love the cradle tutorial too! If I were to win this precious girl I would name her Mia, I also really love the name Paige.

Cindy
Cindy

January 25, 2022

I think her name should be Harper.

connie Carrizal
connie Carrizal

January 25, 2022

i think this baby should be named PRECIOUS , and middle name should be Freedom. you become who you are named. Strong name equal strong people. we need more love and acceptance.. this is a perfect name.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

January 25, 2022

I would name her Piper!

Jennifer Druding
Jennifer Druding

January 25, 2022

Her name would be Jenny. I would name her after my childhood nickname.

Deborah D
Deborah D

January 25, 2022

I would name this sweet doll Ginger.

Ann
Ann

January 25, 2022

She is adorable! I would name her Paige.

Elizabeth Orf
Elizabeth Orf

January 25, 2022

If I were lucky enough to bring this beautiful baby home I would name her Marie.

Mary
Mary

January 25, 2022

Sophia Louise would be a wonderful name.

Lynne Thompson
Lynne Thompson

January 25, 2022

I would name this adorable baby PENNY. That name seems to suit he.r

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

Anne-Marie is a wonderful name for a new baby.

Joy
Joy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lallee

Cheryl
Cheryl

January 25, 2022

A sweet baby name would be Siera for a girl or Jacob for a boy. It is so precious.

Kathleen Rowley
Kathleen Rowley

January 25, 2022

I would name her Savanah Rose. It’s a beautiful name for a beautiful baby doll.

Candy
Candy

January 25, 2022

I think pixie would be the perfect name

Sue
Sue

January 25, 2022

This baby should be called Audrey when a baby girl and Emmet when a little boy

Adrienne
Adrienne

January 25, 2022

I would name her Elizabeth, but call her Liz as Elizabeth is to long for such a small dall

Adrienne
Adrienne

January 25, 2022

I would name her Elizabeth, but call her Liz as Elizabeth is to long for such a small dall

Kristina
Kristina

January 25, 2022

Sarabeth for the little girl that I always wanted.

jeanne knudsen
jeanne knudsen

January 25, 2022

how about Pixie, she is tiny like a pixie

Marsha Stieva
Marsha Stieva

January 25, 2022

She’s so cute!! I’d name her Ainsley.

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