Sew a pillow for dolls

Today I am going to teach you how to sew a keepsake pillow for your doll using Longitude and Latitude co-ordinates! If you are new to sewing, you may need an adult to help you with this project.

Have you ever traveled somewhere that you really liked and wanted to remember? I have been lucky to travel to many fun places and I think making trip memories into doll sized throw pillows with the names of cities and their longitude and latitude locations adds to the whimsy.

sew a doll pillow

To make today’s craft you will need:

  • The name of a city or place you live or have visited and wish to remember (or a place your dream about going)
  • The Longitude and Latitude of that city I got mine from
  • a Sharpie or American Girl Doll Fabric markers
  • a pattern piece of 5 inches by 3 inches
  • two pieces of non stretchy fabric cut to 5 inches by 3 inches of either muslin, broadcloth or canvas.
  • a sewing machine
  • sewing pins
  • a small amount of stuffing

sew a doll pillow

Step 1– Cut out your fabric using your pattern

Step 2- write your city name and do a small design if you wish on one piece and then write the longitude and latitude of your city on the back as shown.

sew a doll pillow

Step 3– place your fabric ” with right sides together”, with the writing facing each other and pin as shown

sew a doll pillow

Step 4 -sew a straight line down one side of your fabric and then repeat on two other sides leaving one side not sewn.

sew a doll pillow

Step 5– your pillow should look like this. Now remove the pins and turn your pillow inside out

sew a doll pillow

Step 6– now it is time to stuff your pillow.  Add your cotton batting. Do not over stuff or your pillow will be hard to sew closed.

sew a doll pillow

Step 7 – pin your stuffed pillow closed as shown, folding in the edges of your “raw” edge so that the edges do not fray

sew a doll pillow

Step 8– sew your pillow edge closed

sew a doll pillow

Step 9– continue sewing around your pillow creating a border as seen in the photo above

sew a doll pillow

Step 10– give to your doll to enjoy!

sew a doll pillow

I hope you enjoyed today’s post I look forward to sharing more crafts with you again next week!

Karen