Saturday, November 16, 2013
Doll Bed Mattresses
Now that the doll beds are painted and dry, it's time for mattresses! Since the beds are simple with no side "rails"... I opted for a foam mattress so that it would sit squarely on top. I had some foam on hand and... since it wasn't 20" long, I cut two pieces for each bed.
I didn't worry about attaching the two pieces of foam because I had decided to cover the mattress. The yellow of the foam is less than attractive for bedding imho... so a cover would take care of both issues.
I cut two pieces of batting 20" x 21" and wrapped the batting around the foam...
...and whip-stitched the edges together. I folded the ends of the batting like you would wrap a package and whip-stitched those together.
Much nicer than just the bare foam, yes? It took about 30 minutes to cut the batting and cover the foam for both beds.... didn't even finish up a cuppa coffee while I was doing this.
Next up will be sheets with attached dust ruffles and pillows with cases!