Hi guys! Today I am going to show you how to
make a miniature mattress and pillow with no sewing necessary. This is in 1:12 scale
so it’s perfect for any standard sized dollhouse. Let’s get started. The first thing I do is grab a piece of cardboard.
You can use chipboard or anything else you like. Cut out a 6.75 inch (17.145cm) by 4.25 inch (10.8cm) rectangle. This size fits perfectly into the IKEA loft bed we made in the last video but adjust the
size to whatever fits your miniature bed. Then I grab some generic magic eraser sponges. For reference, these are ¾ of inch (1.9cm) in height. I position them on top of the cardboard using
some regular elmer’s glue. I have a little edge left here I so glue on another sponge
and cut the excess off. This stuff slices like butter. You don’t need the glue to be super strong. We’re just gluing it so it stays in place until we attach the fabric. For the fabric, I’m just using an old cotton
dress shirt that I cut up. Cut out a piece that’s at least 6 inches (16.24cm) by 9 inches (22.86cm). Iron it out and lay it flat. Flip the sponge cardboard contraption on top of it with the sponge side down. Cut off any excess fabric. You just want about 1.5-2 inches (3.8-5cm) of fabric sticking
out on each side. Then I use some no-sew fabric glue to glue the
free fabric to the back of the cardboard. Yes, this glue will definitely bond with the
cardboard. For the corners, make sure to tuck in the extra fabric for a clean look. Just push your thumb along the corner so the extra fabric gathers at the bottom. Then pinch that
extra fabric and pull it up and over ensuring that the tuck is right along the corner. Do
that for all 4 corners. Push, pinch, tuck and glue. Super easy. To cover the rest of the cardboard, grab another
piece of fabric that’s 6 inches (15.24cm) by 9 inches (22.86cm) Fold and glue in the sides until you have
a 6.75 by 4.25 inch rectangle (17.145cm by 10.8cm). With the clean side out, glue it onto the back of the mattress. Looks good! Well this one actually looks pretty boring because it’s just white but feel free to use whatever color or patterned fabric you like. Now let’s make a pillow. Grab a 4.5 by 5 inch piece of fabric (11.43cm by 12.7cm). On the long side, fold in a quarter inch section. Iron it and glue it down. Then fold that in half along the other side. Make sure the folded section is on the outside. Add glue to the 2 sides without the fold. Once that’s dry, flip it inside
out. There’s your pillow case! Couldn’t be any easier. I just took some batting material and stuck it inside
the pillowcase. You can glue this open side closed but I left it open. And that’s it guys! Super simple project using very easy to find supplies. Add it to your bedframe and your miniature bed is complete! I hope you liked this video! Give it a thumbs
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See you next time! Bye!