Monday, January 22, 2018

How to Sew Doll Clothes: 18" Bed Sheets

Valspierssews doll clothes


It is so quick and easy to make sheets, a pillow, a pillow slip and a blanket.
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For the sheets you need 2 pieces of polycotton plain or print 22" x 26". If you buy 42" wide fabric (110cm) you will need 26" plus a 7" strip for the pillow slip. So that is 33" or about 85cm.

For the contrast strip on the sheet you need a strip 2/1/2" x 22"

Pin the right side of the the strip to the wrong side of the sheet.

Pin the right side of the the strip to the wrong side of the sheet.

Set the seam and press the strip up then press it to the right side of the sheet.

Set the seam and press the strip up then press it to the right side of the sheet.

Open it out and press over 1/4" on the raw edge.

Open it out and press over 1/4" on the raw edge.

Fold it back to the right side and stitch the free edge down.
You can add piping before sewing. Add ribbon or lace after sewing.

Fold it back to the right side and stitch the free edge down.

Press over 1/4" all the way around the 3 raw edges. Then go around again making a double fold hem edge.

Press over 1/4" all the way around the 3 raw edges. Then go around again making a double fold hem edge.


Stitch all the way around with matching thread in the bobbin and needle.

Stitch all the way around with matching thread in the bobbin and needle.

I made two sheets and put a different contrast on each one. I will make a second pillow slip and a more generic blanket that will go with both contrast strips. Though I do like the matching back for the blanket.

I got my pillow, pillow slip and blanket tutorials form HERE. I made 1 small adjustment to the blanket to make sure it fitted over the doll's body nicely. I made the blanket 18" x 24" instead of 22".

Don't get mixed up with which way each goes. The sheets are longest from head to toe. The blanket is longest across the bed.







Happy Sewing and Crafting,
Val

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P.P.S. The bed is my $20 Ikea bed.