Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Comforter for Bitty Baby - Tutorial


I had a request to show you how I made the comforter from my one of my previous projects, the Toddler Trundle Bed.  I was trying to find a place that I would actually need a comforter.  Then I saw my daughter taking a scrap of fabric to cover her bitty baby and thought well I will just make a comforter for bitty baby.  I had some leftover material from the trundle bed comforter and used it. The fabric is called "Juicy Jungle" by The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection.
I cut out 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of batting. I sized it off of a little toy playpen that bitty baby sleeps in.  If you are looking to make a comforter for a bed then go here to find dimensions.

Pin the fabric with the right sides together and place the batting on top and pin together.


Now we are ready to sew it together. Remember to leave an opening so you can turn it right side out.

Trim the edges close to the hem.


Turn it right side out and push the corners out so they are square.  Now go ahead and iron the edges.  When you get to the opening, fold the material in and iron.  Now we are ready to finish it off.  Sew the opening shut and top-stitch all the way around the comforter.


If you are making a larger comforter you will need to tack the 3 layers together, so that when you wash it the batting stays in place.  You can do this by putting a few stitches in a evenly spaced pattern on the comforter or quilting around shapes or designs on your fabric. 

5 comments:

  1. thanks a million for fufilling my request now i can make my daughter one for daycare!

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. I love this! I am seriously adding this to my to-do list, along w/ the bow-holder that I still haven't made...maybe this summer. We really need to start up craft nights again, don't ya think?

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