Julie’s Bedding • American Girl

Posted on Feb 28 2015 – 1:35pm
by Rudy

Julie's Bedding

Julie’s Bedding

Before I start any type of instructions, let me first say that I AM NOT A SEAMSTRESS! Whew.  Okay, now that that is out of the way I can continue. I will be the first to admit that my instructions might be a little off, but I am going to try my best and I hope that at least the pictures can help out. I normally just sew things by eyeballing it, so it took a lot for me to remember to get measurements of everything to share with you.  We will start by looking at the real bedding for Julie.  I tried to match up the bright colors, stripes, and I found a fabric that I could cut a flower out of to sew in the middle of the bedding.

**If you missed the bed we built for Julie, you can find it HERE.  These measurements are based off that bed.

Julie's Bedding


Julie's Bedding


Materials Needed:

  1. Sewing Machine
  2. Thread *Try to use thread that blends in with the fabric.  I used white so you could see where my stitches were.
  3. 1/2 Yard Purple
  4. 1/2 Yard Pink
  5. 1 Yard Stripes
  6. Flower for center piece
  7. 1/2 Yard Orange *Canopy
  8. 1/2 Yard Your Choice for Mattress
  9. Batting

Cut List

  • (1)Purple Center 25″x13″
  • (2)Small Pink Rectangles 7″x25″
  • (2)Large Pink Rectangles 7″x13″
  • (2)Mattress 27″x15″

Other Items for Julie:

Julie’s Bed

Julie’s Table & Chairs

Julie’s Room

 Step 1:

I started by hemming the small pink rectangles to the ends of the purple. See pictures.

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Step 2:

Do the same process for the long pink rectangles.  Hem them to the longer sides of the purple fabric.

Step 3:

This is optional of course. Cut out a flower and stitch it to the center of the purple rectangle.  This needs to be done before you add the back of the bedding.

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Step 4:

Place the striped fabric and the purple/pink piece together right side facing together.  You will want to pin it and cut the four extra shares off in each corner.  These will make great pillows! Hem along the entire piece leaving one small side open to turn inside out.

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

 Step 5:

Once every side is hemmed but one, turn it right side out.  Stitch the piece that was left open.

Julie's Bedding



I just put the two rectangles together and sewed along the edges.  I left one small spot open so I could turn it right side out and stuff.  Once I stuffed it I stitched up the opening.


Julie's Bedding



I just used the scraps and made pillows.


For the canopy I just used a printable that I made and traced it along the outside of the fabric.  I cut it and then stitched a design that of course is optional.  Julie’s Canopy Printable

Mattress  I just put the two rectangles together and sewed along the edges.  I left one small spot open so I could turn it right side out and stuff.  Once I stuffed it I stitched up the opening. 

Julie's Bedding

Julie's Bedding

Now just put all the finished pieces together! Julie will be so comfy in her bed!

Julie's Bedding


Julie's Bedding**If you see something missing or have any helpful hints please leave a comment below!


Julie’s Bedding • American Girl was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Maddi
    March 22, 2015 at 8:34 am –

    You are way to good! I’m not so good at sewing tho! lol!

    So go on with your creative awesome mind! ?

    • Rudy
      March 23, 2015 at 10:56 am –

      Haha thank you ? You can always do the no sew technique that I used for Grace’s bedding!

  2. Kahle
    March 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm –

    I beg to differ: you are a seamstress! Great job! I love all the bright colors!

    • Rudy
      March 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm –

      Haha thanks. I’m always worried that someone very talented will stumble across my posts and realize I used wrong verbiage. Hem, stitch, binding, face, etc. I’m nervous I will offend someone with the wrong terminology.

  3. Rudy
    March 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm –

    What would you like to see?

  4. Midge
    March 1, 2015 at 11:50 am –

    When and what will your next post be on?

  5. Linda Dunbar
    March 1, 2015 at 9:04 am –

    Such a clever idea to sew the flower on top, cut from another piece of fabric. I also like your idea to stitch on the canopy to make the detail!

    • Rudy
      March 1, 2015 at 10:52 am –

      Thanks! I’m thinking of adding orange rickrack along where the purple and pink meet.

  6. Donna
    March 1, 2015 at 7:07 am –

    Thanks for sharing Rudy. This looks great.

    • Rudy
      March 1, 2015 at 10:51 am –

      Thank you!