Every doll needs its own bed pillows! Learn how to make a doll pillow with my fast and easy tutorial.
Sleep patterns! Mom’s hear a lot about this part of child development. Now you can get hold of great ideas for making dolls bedding and create sleep patterns that will interest your child’s imagination. Developing role play is always a fun way to teach good habits about bedtime.
The 18’’ Doll Bedding pattern has four simple pieces for you to make. The doll’s mattress, the blanket, a pillow insert and pillowcases. Teddy or dolly will look really relaxed in their neat little bed.
You will have great fun creating these bedding accessories while using up scraps from your fabric collection. Remember to add in a bedtime story – Goldilocks and the three bears always favorite!
What you will need
- Polyester stuffing
- Cotton woven fabric
- Hand sewing needle
- Sewing Machine
How to Make a Doll Pillow
Cut 2 pieces of fabric 6 1/2 inches (16.5cm) by 10 1/2 inches (26.6cm).
Put the fabric with RIGHT sides together and stitch around 1/4 inch (6mm) from the edge leaving a 2 inch gap on one of the longer sides. If you don’t have a sewing machine handy you could even do this with a small back stitch.
Clip the corners and then turn the pillow the right way out and give it a good press. Make sure the corners are well poked out and looking nice and square. The seam allowance should be pressed in at the gap.
Stuff your pillow with the polyester filling.
The pillow is now just perfect. In proportion with the bed and mattress it is the part of the complete set that will support the finishing touches to the bedding. Remember that you need just the right amount of gentle stuffing to create the soft pillow that sweet dreams are made of.
Hand stitch the gap closed with a ladder stitch for an invisible closure. Read my article on how to sew a ladder stitch.
All finished with the pillow insert. Now on to sewing the doll pillow case!
Don’t forget to make your 18 inch doll some pajamas with my pajama sewing pattern
See all the tutorials in my free doll bedding sewing pattern series
- PART 1 – Free Doll Pillow Pattern
- PART 2 – Free Doll Pillowcase Pattern – 2 styles
- PART 3 – Free Doll Mattress Sewing Pattern
- PART 4 – Free Doll Blanket Sewing Pattern
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