Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Fabric Dollhouse

My niece turned 2 this past February.  I had recently found pinterest and was excited by some of the projects I found.  I decided that this  Fabric Dollhouse would be the perfect gift for her birthday.  I scrounged up some scraps of fabric, and a few extra supplies and got to work.   I really thought the idea was just so cute.  It looked pretty easy too. 

Well, it didn't turn out to be as easy as I hoped it would be.  Mostly I think because I had to hand sew way more then I expected and I am not that great at it. 

It also turned out a little lumpy and kind of uneven.  If you can tell by the pictures the front roof is not even with the back roof. 

 As far as supplies goes, I used 5 buttons, child hairbands and plastic that you do cross stich on, some stuffing and of course, the fabric. 


I had more ideas of little details to do but by the end I was just happy to have it finished on time.  I would make another one, but I would have to make sure I had plenty of time to hand sew on all the cute details.  I would also make sure I had some sort of adhesive to keep the stuffing attached to the plastic.  The tutorial said to use duct tape, but I didn't have any so I skipped it, but I think it would have made things a lot easier to measure and keep it looking a lot cleaner and less lumpy.  I guess that's what I get for skipping out on a step.  Overall, though, I still think it came out pretty cute.  It's little and just right for travel!


  1. I think its awesome! I love your choice of fabrics. I wonder what size dolls its supposed to house...

  2. It looks fantastic! I'm sure your niece will love it. I would have loved one of those as a kid! Pinterest is so inspiring isn't it?

  3. I had one of those when I was a kid! So fun! You did a great job :)


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