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?

 

 


67 Comments

Pam B
Pam B

January 25, 2022

We would name her Molly.

Kim
Kim

January 25, 2022

I would name her Chloe.

Bridgette
Bridgette

January 25, 2022

I would name her Hadley! Thank you for the chance to win her!

Karen L
Karen L

January 25, 2022

I would name her June and call her June Bug. June is my birthday month😊

Jacquie Corrigan
Jacquie Corrigan

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lucie!

Kim
Kim

January 25, 2022

I would name her Chloe.

Pam
Pam

January 25, 2022

I’d name her Abigail!

Susan
Susan

January 25, 2022

She is an absolutely adorable little girl. I would name her Annalise.

Kellie
Kellie

January 25, 2022

I would name her Willow

Sheila
Sheila

January 25, 2022

Donna Carol

Allie
Allie

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Ashlan.

Janet Fenton
Janet Fenton

January 25, 2022

Really this cute baby

Fran Bott
Fran Bott

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Bindi.

Emily
Emily

January 25, 2022

I think the baby’s name should be Isla

Suzanne Lee
Suzanne Lee

January 25, 2022

I would love to win this doll for a good friends grand daughter.
Think I would make the bed and some clothes for her (Trinity)
before gifting her.

Danya
Danya

January 25, 2022

I think the baby’s name would be Ashley.

Judy Fuson
Judy Fuson

January 25, 2022

I would name her Pixie, because she’s so tiny.

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

January 25, 2022

I would name her Laura.

Bonnie
Bonnie

January 25, 2022

I would name him Charlie, after my little brother who passed at 6.

 Anne Marie
Anne Marie

January 25, 2022

I would name her Lacey!

Karen
Karen

January 25, 2022

Think maybe that baby is a Sam…or Samantha if she came to my house. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kim
Kim

January 25, 2022

If I brought her home her name would be Tiny Little Peach

Cathy
Cathy

January 25, 2022

she would make a great little sister for Kit and I would name her Katie.

Robin
Robin

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Gillian.

Sally
Sally

January 25, 2022

My next baby will be Jacob or Ruby.

Kathy
Kathy

January 25, 2022

If I brought this little one home I would name her Bradleigh Grace after my two great granddaughters……….but call her princess.

Frances
Frances

January 25, 2022

If I brought this baby home I would name her Eliza.

Frances
Frances

January 25, 2022

If I brought this baby home I would name her Eliza.

Darlys
Darlys

January 25, 2022

If I were lucky enough to win this cutie, I would name her Pixie!

Keyla
Keyla

January 25, 2022

Her name would be Esperanza 💚🥰

Micki
Micki

January 25, 2022

If I brought this baby home, I would name her Ella

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2022

I would name her Anne Louise after my two darling granddaughters.

Mary Barr
Mary Barr

January 25, 2022

I WOULD NAME MY BABY BRIELLA,I THINK THAT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL NAME.

Rose
Rose

January 25, 2022

I would name her Elena.
Thank you for all the tutorials and freebies!

Jenni
Jenni

January 25, 2022

We would name her Emerald…but Emma for short 😊

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2022

If I brought the baby home, I would name her Sheri.

Kathy
Kathy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Mary Elizabeth

Sophie D
Sophie D

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Rose!

Joy
Joy

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be Bridgette. Love that name. :)

Linda
Linda

January 25, 2022

Anne or Elizabeth would be the name I chose for this darling baby.

Trisha
Trisha

January 25, 2022

I would name him Jason, but I would let him wear a t-shirt and jeans.

Claudia
Claudia

January 25, 2022

I would name her Sara

Kim
Kim

January 25, 2022

Would have to get the baby doll home to see what name best suits her.

Pegg
Pegg

January 25, 2022

I think I’d name the baby doll Beryl after my grandmothers sister

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

January 25, 2022

Bernadette because it’s a pretty name.

E.K.
E.K.

January 25, 2022

I think the baby would be named Beth.

Nancy
Nancy

January 25, 2022

What a sweetie! I would name her Grace.

Kathy
Kathy

January 25, 2022

I would name her Ava.

Allison T
Allison T

January 25, 2022

If I were to bring this adorable baby home, I would name her Finley!

Holly
Holly

January 25, 2022

I would have to call this little sweetheart Jennalisse, or Lissa for short

Alicia Mason
Alicia Mason

January 25, 2022

If I brought the darling baby home I’d name her Darlene Ellie after my late great grandmother ❤️

Kathi M
Kathi M

January 25, 2022

I would name her cutie pie because she adorable.

Angela DeBunce
Angela DeBunce

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Sage. My little cousin has a Bitty Baby named Cinnamon, so Sage seems appropriate!

Katherine Powell
Katherine Powell

January 25, 2022

I think Beth would be a lovey name.

Cara
Cara

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Caitlyn Joy!

terry
terry

January 25, 2022

Cute doll, I would save it for gift giving. Spring giving baskets are coming up in April. Tho, I would have tons of fun sewing tiny kid friendly fashions and of course making an awesome tiny bed also. Good Luck to all and congrats to the winner.

Piroska
Piroska

January 25, 2022

I would name the baby Emily.

sherry g.
sherry g.

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be called Binna.

Phyllis carlton
Phyllis carlton

January 25, 2022

Love your patterns

Constance Johnson
Constance Johnson

January 25, 2022

I would name this new little one Geneva after my Mama!

Christine
Christine

January 25, 2022

I think the baby should be named Bella.

Kelli Connors
Kelli Connors

January 25, 2022

I would name this doll Elizabeth or maybe William. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.

sheila
sheila

January 25, 2022

I would name her Tina. the reason is obvious—-

Regan
Regan

January 25, 2022

I would name her Jenny after Whitts wife in adventures in Odyssey

Brenda R.
Brenda R.

January 24, 2022

If I were to bring this cutie home, I would name her Justina, in honor of my daughters.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

January 24, 2022

I would name this baby Holly.

Sue
Sue

January 24, 2022

If I brought the baby home, her name would be lily.

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