Dolls Bedding Sheets and Pillow
Most children have a favourite doll or teddy bear, and this simple sewing activity is a great way for your youngsters to make some bedding for their special friend.
Ask your child which toy they want to sew for and help them measure a suitable size of fabric for the sheets and pillow case. As a guide, the best size sheets for a 20 centimetre doll would be approximately 35cm by 30cm. I personally find that simple cotton material is best as it’s cheap to buy and easy for little fingers to work with.
Using these measurements, mark the pattern onto your chosen fabric. Remember you’ll need two sheets – one for the bottom of the bed and the other for the top. In addition, don’t forget to cut out two identical pieces of fabric for the two sides of the pillow. Cut out a piece of stuffing in a slightly smaller size. Be sure to allow for enough room for the hems and seams.
If you have any thicker material such as felt, they might want to make a blanket as well. Alternatively, older children who know how to knit or crochet might enjoy creating a special handmade quilt.
As this activity uses sharp scissors and needles, as well as some rather detailed work, it’s definitely best for older children, eight years old and above. However, with plenty of adult assistance and supervision, parts of the activity can definitely be attempted by littler ones.
Time: 90 minutes
Age: Over 10's
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