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How to make a reversible pillowcase for a doll

What do you do when you can’t make up your mind what colour something should be?  You make it reversible!  I have two cute bedskirts for the IKEA Duktig doll’s bed that I painted – one pink tulle bedskirt and one blue tulle bedskirt, and I’m going to have a set of reversible bedlinens that will work with both!

How to make a reversible pillowcase for a doll

I posted a similar tutorial for how to make a doll’s pillow and pillow case last week, but that one was just so small for the doll’s bed that I had to do another.  This time it’s a much better size, and it has a completely reversible pillowcase for when I want to (*cough* I mean when Leah wants to…) do a bedding switcheroo!

How to make a reversible pillowcase for a doll

This time, I made the pillow a similar size to the pillow included with the IKEA bed, which was about 11.5″ x 10″:

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Make the pillow by sewing around the edges, just leaving enough open to turn it right side out:

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Turn it right side out and use the back of a seam ripper to poke out the corners:

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Stuff the pillow with whatever you have.  I just used the stuffing from an old pillow:

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Pin the opening closed:

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And sew across the entire end to close it:

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The finished pillow should look like this:

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For the pillow case, I cut two pieces of fabric, 1″ larger than the pillow, so 12.5″ x 11″:

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Fold each piece in half and sew a straight stitch around two sides, leaving one full end open and snipping the corners:

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Then, being careful to get the right sides of the fabric on the right sides, stuff one piece into the other piece:

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Then fold the edges in about 1/2″ or so:

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Pin them together:

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And sew a straight stitch around it as close to the edge as you can get:

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Then sew a second straight stitch around it about 3/4″ in from the edge to help hold the fabric pieces together:

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Then slide the pillow case over the pillow:

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You can see some of the inner fabric peeking through the end:

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Here’s a photo of this pillow compared to the flat pillow that comes with the IKEA bedlinen set for the Duktig doll bed:

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It definitely makes that pillow from last week look really small:

How to make a reversible pillowcase

When you want a change in colour, take off the pillowcase, turn it inside out, and you have a completely new look!

How to make a reversible pillowcase for a doll

I still plan to make a reversible blanket, and a reversible mattress.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get those up later this week!

How to make a reversible pillowcase for IKEA doll's bed

How to make a reversible pillowcase for IKEA Duktig bed

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