Doll Bedding tutorial

[This tutorial first appeared on the Birch Fabrics Blog in January 2014]

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

We have two of the Ikea Duktig Doll beds, and I thought it was high time, I made the kids some special home made bedding to go with them! I’m going to show you how to make a mattress, pillow and quilt, with this doll bedding tutorial. I used prints from the Birch Fabrics’ Ipanema range. I love the versatility of these prints. Keep your look bold by using the prints on their own, or mix them up with a plain organic fabric, for a more muted look!

Seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

Mattress

Supplies

Step one
Put the two pieces of fabric right sides facing and sew around the edge. Leaving a 4″ gap on the bottom edge.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step two
Iron the seam allowance away from the opening and top stitch around this opening. Clip corners. Turn right side out and stuff with the mattress from the Ikea set.

Pillow

Supplies

Step one
Cut 10″ x 6″, 7″ x 6″, from Ipanema Main Blue. Using triangle template cut five, from organic cotton/organic linen blend and four, from Rio Geo Pool.

Step two
Sew the triangles together.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step three
Sew the pieced fabric to the 7″ x 6″ piece of Ipanema Main Blue

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step four
Place the pieced pillow top right sides facing the 10″ x 6″ piece of Ipanema Main Blue. Sew around the pillow leaving a 3″ gap on the short end made up of Ipanema Main Blue.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step five
Iron the seam allowance away from the opening and top stitch around this opening. Clip corners. Turn pillow case right side out and stuff with the pillow from the Ikea set.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Quilt

Supplies

Step one
Using triangle template cut four from organic cotton/organic linen blend, one from rio geo pool, and two from rio geo sun.

Step two
Sew together triangles, alternating between print and plain triangle.

Step three
Pin together the backing fabric, wadding/batting and quilt top.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step four
Quilt using straight lines, along the edge of the plain triangles. I co-ordinated my thread with the patterned triangles.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range

Step five
Fold Edge of backing fabric towards quilt top and then fold over on top of quilt top, so that raw edge is concealed. I like to try and make, what I affectionately call: ‘vaguely mitred corners’. Top stitch or use a blind stitch to attach the binding to the quilt top.

The Crafty Kitty | doll bedding tutorial for Ikea Duktig Bed feat. Birch Fabrics oranic cotton Ipanema range