Before I start any type of instructions, let me first say that I AM NOT A SEAMSTRESS! Whew. Okay, now that that is out of the way I can continue. I will be the first to admit that my instructions might be a little off, but I am going to try my best and I hope that at least the pictures can help out. I normally just sew things by eyeballing it, so it took a lot for me to remember to get measurements of everything to share with you. We will start by looking at the real bedding for Julie. I tried to match up the bright colors, stripes, and I found a fabric that I could cut a flower out of to sew in the middle of the bedding.
**If you missed the bed we built for Julie, you can find it HERE. These measurements are based off that bed.
- Sewing Machine
- Thread *Try to use thread that blends in with the fabric. I used white so you could see where my stitches were.
- 1/2 Yard Purple
- 1/2 Yard Pink
- 1 Yard Stripes
- Flower for center piece
- 1/2 Yard Orange *Canopy
- 1/2 Yard Your Choice for Mattress
- (1)Purple Center 25″x13″
- (2)Small Pink Rectangles 7″x25″
- (2)Large Pink Rectangles 7″x13″
- (2)Mattress 27″x15″
Other Items for Julie:
I started by hemming the small pink rectangles to the ends of the purple. See pictures.
Do the same process for the long pink rectangles. Hem them to the longer sides of the purple fabric.
This is optional of course. Cut out a flower and stitch it to the center of the purple rectangle. This needs to be done before you add the back of the bedding.
Place the striped fabric and the purple/pink piece together right side facing together. You will want to pin it and cut the four extra shares off in each corner. These will make great pillows! Hem along the entire piece leaving one small side open to turn inside out.
Once every side is hemmed but one, turn it right side out. Stitch the piece that was left open.
I just put the two rectangles together and sewed along the edges. I left one small spot open so I could turn it right side out and stuff. Once I stuffed it I stitched up the opening.
I just used the scraps and made pillows.
For the canopy I just used a printable that I made and traced it along the outside of the fabric. I cut it and then stitched a design that of course is optional. Julie’s Canopy Printable
Now just put all the finished pieces together! Julie will be so comfy in her bed!