Thursday, June 21, 2012

A bassinet for Norah's dolls

Last week, I decided to make a new bassinet for Norah's baby dolls. I wanted to keep things simple and geometrical, and it had to be machine washable. I used half a yard of Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi Buoyancy I had lying around, and combined it with some affordable grey linen.
I also made a little tutorial for the crib. It's the first tutorial I ever made, so please let me know if anything is unclear (or wrong). Making the bassinet takes about 3 hours. Making the tutorial took... well, a lot longer. ;-)


  1. This is so sweet and thanks for sharing the tutorial on how to make it. My baby girl is only 4 months old but I know one of these will be needed when she reaches that age of loving baby dolls. Thanks!

  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial! It's an adorable little bassinet and just what I needed.

  3. I am going to be making this for my daughter. I have 2 questions: (1) What type of batting do you use? I am concerned the batting will come apart when I wash this if the layers are quilted together. (2) Is the bottom of the outside the solid color or the print? I assumed it would be the print fabric (same as the sides), but the pattern indicates 2 large ovals from the solid and no ovals from the print. Thanks!

    1. Lovely to hear that you'll be making the bassinet! (1) I used cheap synthetic batting and it didn't come apart. You could also use fleece, perhaps? (2) I used the solid color for the bottom, but nothing keeps you from using the print fabric of course! Whatever you prefer :-)

  4. Thank you! After doing some research, I am going to try Pellon fusible fleece to fuse to the inside fabric. I'll probably do the whole outside in the same fabric but I wasn't sure if I was missing something.

  5. merci beaucoup !
    Maybe I'll use it for my daugther anna livia's doll (sleeping in a cardboard box rigth now :-)
    laurence (France)