Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Making Doll Beds

Once you've made your doll, you need a place for it to sleep! This week's tutorial shows a very simple method of making beds. You can adapt it to make bunk beds, loft beds, trundle beds, or sleeping bags.

First you trace a rectangle around the doll that you want to make a bed for; in my case, it was Meredith (finally in another outfit!). This will be the mattress.

Next you draw a rectangle about the same width right next to the first. This will be the blanket. Make sure to make the second rectangle smaller so the blanket doesn't cover your doll's face!

Draw a pillow in the top of the rectangle. You can make it in whatever shape you want and even add more, it's all up to you.

Add detail to your pillow! Since I wanted the bedding to have an ice cream/sweets theme, I drew sprinkles on the big pillow and made the small one look like a doughnut. Be creative!

Cut out the two rectangles as one big shape - don't cut them out separately. Fold the smaller one over the larger one like a book. Trim them if necessary so that the bottoms and sides match up.

Next, decorate the blanket. Draw whatever designs you like on the outer side. You can match it to the pillows - I drew little ice creams and popsicles - or make the blanket's pattern contrast the pillows. It's your choice! 

Tape together the bottom and open side of the blanket and mattress. You should have a pocket to slide your doll into. 

Sweet dreams! 

What would you like to see next week?


  1. So cute I would never be able to be that patient to sit down and color that!

    1. Thanks! It actually doesn't take very long to do.

  2. That is so cute!

  3. Maybe you could do how to do doll clothes. I stink at that. :)

  4. Yea!!!! A clothes tutorial would be awesome!!!!

    Also, today is the last day to enter my giveaway!!!!


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