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Easy Doll Bassinet Sewing Pattern

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Includes mattress, pillow, cosy blanket and is suitable for 12 to 16 inch dolls.

A pretty pink and floral doll bassinet including mattress, pillow and blanket

This adorable doll carry cot or bassinet is an easy sewing project suitable for sewers of any skill level, even those new to sewing. It includes an oval shaped “basket” with soft but sturdy sides as well as a comfy mattress, a cute pillow and a cosy blanket.

A handmade doll carry cot in pink and floral fabric with a white frill around the top edge.  Sewing pattern for a doll bassinet.

The decorative frill around the top is optional, and the carry handles allow little ones to take their favourite doll or soft toy with them wherever they go.

The pattern is designed with simplicity in mind so there are no complex or difficult steps. The printable pattern pieces and easy to follow instructions guide you through each step of the sewing process, ensuring you can confidently tackle this project with ease. In addition, there is at least one photo for every step, offering an extra layer of guidance, which can be incredibly helpful for beginners.

The features of this practical doll accessory are:

- Easy to sew

- Fully lined & lightly padded

- Hidden seams

- Carry handles

- Includes mattress, pillow and blanket

- Optional decorative trim

- Suitable for 12 to 16 inch dolls (doll pictured is 14 inches)

When finished, this doll bassinet measures approximately 42cm long x 20cm wide x 16cm high (16½ x 8 x 6 ¼ inches) and the handles are 33cm (13 inches) long.

No special tools, equipment or skills are required so if you have basic sewing supplies and know how to use a sewing maching this pattern will be right for you.

An easy sewing pattern for a doll carry cot.  This photo shows in the inside of the finished basket which is made of a pretty floral fabric,

The materials required are:

- Cotton fabrics for the outer and lining

- Minky or polar fleece fabric for the blanket

- Fusible fleece

- Heavy iron on interfacing

- Light iron on interfacing

- Polyester hobby fill for the mattress and pillow

- Optional decorative trim

The bassinet, including all accessories, should take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

Doll Carry Cot Sewing Pattern photo showing a doll asleep inside the cot which is made from pretty pink fabric.

This easy doll bassinet sewing pattern is a wonderful addition to any beginner's pattern collection. With its easy-to-follow instructions, printable pattern pieces, and accompanying photos, it offers a straightforward yet rewarding sewing project suitable for creating thoughtful gifts or simply indulging in a creative pastime.

Whether you're stitching it up for a special child or for the sheer joy of crafting, this pattern allows you to create a miniature haven of comfort and style for dolls or soft toys. So, grab your fabric, thread, and sewing machine, and embark on a journey of creativity with this delightful doll bassinet pattern. Happy sewing!

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