Monday, April 2, 2012

Making Sheets and A Pillowcase for A Doll Bed

Here's a small doll bed with a mattress filled with straw, and a pillow filled with batting.  It needs some sheets and a quilt.

I looked in the cupboard to see what inspiration I could find, and found these:

Three tea towels
The plain one can be the bottom sheet, and the other two can be a top sheet and a pillowcase.

Have you ever made French seams?  When I learned to make them, I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread!  First sew the seam with the fabric wrong sides together.  Then clip the seam very close to the sewed line.  Next, turn the fabric inside out and sew the same seam again, with the right sides together, capturing the first seam's selvage inside the seam.  

Here is the pillowcase as I'm turning it right side out, showing the inside seam, all finished and with no raw edges.  

And here's the little bed, now looking much better.  The quilt is a string quilt that I made several years ago.  It was an experiment in string quilting.  I'm not very good at it, but it was my first attempt.

The quilt measures 13 by 17.5 and has birds as the center of several of the blocks.  It was fun to do, and went very quickly.   Hope you enjoyed the process of making the bed today.


  1. That is so cute! Your dolls sleeps in nicer bedding than I do. :-)

  2. That is adorable! Great idea to use the tea towels.

  3. What a clever idea to use the tea towels. They are so sweet!

  4. Love it, Judy, I didn't know about French seams.


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