Your 18-inch doll is sure to have sweet dreams when you custom design a bed just for her with our Suite Dreams Collection!
This PDF project download is the first release in the collection and includes instructions for building a PVC bed frame with attached headboard and footboard. Options include two bed sizes - twin and full - as well as three headboard and footboard combinations, including simple, curved and ladder styles.
Tips for prepping your pipes are included, as well as step-by-step construction photos to help with assembly. This project is easy enough for most beginners ... no power tools needed!
Also included are pattern pieces and detailed instructions for creating a foam mattress with a fabric cover. The cover features a zippered opening for easy removal and laundering. Quilted fabric is recommended for a more realistic look, as well as the addition of optional piping around the edges. The bed frame is designed to accommodate two stacked mattresses, making it easy to add a bed skirt using other patterns in the Suite Dreams Collection.
APPROXIMATE FINISHED DIMENSIONS:
Twin Bed: 10 inches wide by 22 inches long x 6-10 inches high*
Full Bed: 16 inches wide by 22 inches long x 6-10 inches high*
*Height varies with headboard & footboard choices
NOTE: Some plumbing materials used in this pattern may be unavailable in your local hardware stores but can generally be found online. Links to suggested suppliers are included on the designer's website, which is noted in the pattern.
Recommended Fabrics: quilted cotton, muslin, ticking
- Fabric: 2/3 yard (TWIN) to 3/4 yard (FULL)
- Upholstery foam - 1 inch thick: 10x20 inches (TWIN) or 16x20 inches (FULL)
- Vinyl zipper: 7-inch (TWIN) or 11-inch (FULL)
- Optional: Bias tape maxi piping: 2-4 yards (TWIN) or 3-5 yards (FULL)
BED FRAME (see image of page 7 for exact quantities needed, depending upon selected bed size and headboard/footboard options):
- Schedule 40 rigid 1/2-inch PVC pipe
- PVC 1/2-inch fittings (slip): TEE, ELBOW (45°), ELBOW (90°), 4-WAY, END CAP
- Optional: sandpaper (medium and fine grit), spray paint for plastic, contact cement
- Tools Needed: small PVC pipe cutter, measuring tape or yardstick
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 34 page PVC project pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Craft!
Easy to use and follow. Very satisfied with the end product.
I purchased this pattern and I knew nothing about PVC construction. The directions were written so well that I not only made the twin bed with all three head and foot boards, but I also made the full size bed with all three head and foot boards. My granddaughter is having so much fun playing with the beds and changing out the head and footboards. It gives me so much pleasure to watch her play with them. Thank you.
This is a pattern using PCV pipes and cutting the exact size is no always easy but the beds are wonderful and girls love them. I would highly recommend this pattern if you want to make a doll bed.
Great pattern! Had to order the 4-way connectors. Found everything else at Lowes. Easy assembly. I will be ordering more furniture patterns.
I love the pattern. Haven't made it yet. Having a hard time finding a 4 way tee.