The Big Girl Bed

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Blog

I had big plans for building my girl a toddler bed but when it came down to it, there was no way I would get it done anytime soon, and the escaping from the crib was not getting any better. A friend recommended this bed and it was inexpensive and delivered quickly which is really all I needed.

It is getting chilly here so I wanted to make a flannel duvet cover for an old, inherited crib comforter.  Some of Anna Maria Horner’s folksy flannels were on sale at Birch and the prints were perfect for a little girl’s room. I used 2 yards of each print to make the duvet and to make two matching little pillowcases.  So far, it has been a huge hit.

As for the actual sewing, I edged stitched the duvet to help it keep its shape and used velcro for the closure rather than buttons or snaps. I would like to think my girl wouldn’t put a button in her mouth but she ate a piece of paper towel and a sticker the other day, soooooo velcro it is.

I would be more than happy to prepare a tutorial if anyone is interested. Just let me know.

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