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!  




12 comments:

  1. What a fun-fun-FUN project Freda! You are such a cool Grandma!

    I was telling my hubby a couple weeks ago that the one thing I would like him to build for our daughter is a doll house. He enjoys woodworking so this is right up his alley.

    I looked back at your other posts to read more about these darling beds---very creative!

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  2. Such a nice Grammy you are. Are these Christmas gifts? What will the quilts look like? or have I forgotten.
    Hugs

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  3. these are turning out so nice.....

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  4. Good on ya! Using what you have, like my grannies did ;-) And I love that the beds are different colors!

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  5. Aren't you just the clever one!!! What absolutely darling little doll beds these will be!!

    Blessings

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  6. I'm having so much fun reading these posts! I get to "play along" without having to do any of the work, although I think that would be really fun!

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  7. You are so clever!! Can't wait to see the finished products!

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  8. These beds are coming along so well. What a great elf you are.

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  9. I agree that these are coming along really nice.

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  10. I will never ever in a million bazillion years be as creative as you are!

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  11. The mattresses and their covers look great, Freda. :o)

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