Sunday, December 5, 2010

"M" is for Mattress

A quick tutorial on how I made the mattress for the doll crib.


I started with a piece of foam mattress topper (much more economical than upholstery foam from the craft store).


And quickly realized that two pieces would snuggle into each other to make it thicker:


I cut out the size to fit into my crib and used spray adhesive to sandwich them together:


I had a small leftover piece I wanted to use for 'bumpers':


Cut in half to make two bumpers:


Again used spray adhesive and some binder clips to make into a roll (at which point I found this piping insulation on the shelf which would have been much easier to use):


Now I wrapped the mattress with quilt batting for more softness using spray adhesive:


Same deal with bumpers, wrap in batting:


Everything wrapped and clipped to dry:


Next I choose a striped fabric and cut a piece big enough to fit, then I mitered the corners and trimmed the excess (do this all with the fabric inside out):


close up of mitered corner


Then I pinned the side seams, again wrong side out:


Sides stitched but left about 2 inches open and center seam open to slip foam piece in:


close up of edge


Then I handstitched everything closed:




For the bumpers I simply made a tube with finished edges to run a ribbon through:


And there you have it:

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Adorable! You're talented!

Kandice Howard said...

I featured this at Sinful Sewing & Sweets as part of my 30 Sew-Made Holiday Ideas. Check it out at http://sinfulsweetsandsewing.blogspot.com/2012/11/day-2-doll-accesorries.html
Thanks for the cute idea,
Kandice