Adding a Mattress to the Barbie Bed – Removeable

I’ve been playing around with different kinds of mattresses for Barbie’s dollhouse wooden beds.

Version One consisted of 3 pieces of fabric – top, bottom, and a long strip for sides.

After measuring the flat part of the bed, which is 12-1/2″ long x 5-3/8″ wide, I cut my fabric 14″ x 6-7/8″. This allows for 1/2″ seam allowance and some extra for the tucks which will shrink the size just a bit. The strip was cut 1-1/2″ wide, again for 1/2″ seam allowances for a finished depth of 1/2″. You’ll probably have to sew several strips together since you’ll need a 42″ long strip.

It’s harder to make because of sewing the strip around the edge but it looks good.

After stuffing it with fiber fill and sewing it up, I just did a back’n forth stitch to make the tucks. This one is straight. I’ve also done a decorative circle stitch.

When it’s done, Barbie give’s her seal of approval. In fact, it looks so soft, I’m thinking….

See my next blog on Version 2 – a mattress sewn into the bed.