Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free doll bonnet sewing tutorial...

As promised, we are sharing the bonnet tutorial to finish out the baby doll layette.  To go with the cloth diaper tutorial that we shared a few weeks ago.  It is a very easy project, and just right for a beginner sewer.


Flannel (or cotton if you want) fabric~ OUTER fabric
Fleece or flannel fabric~ INNER fabric

Cut out your two pieces of fabric to the following dimensions.  12.5 X 5.5 inches.   ( if you are making the bonnet for a doll with hair, you can add 1 or 2 inches to each measurement length as needed depending on how much hair the doll has.)

Place the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, right sides facing and stitch around the perimeter, leaving one of the long sides open for turning rightside out.

Snip your corners, turn right side out and press.

Cut your ribbon to 24 inches, Place it on top of the bonnet as shown, opposite of the rough (unseamed edge).

Stitch it into place.

Fold the bonnet in half ( right sides together ), so that the ribbon ties are lined up.  Stitch the rough ends together at the back of the bonnet.  Be sure to stitch through all 4 layers.

I like to use a pinker scissor to cut the rough fabric after stitching, this prevents fraying.

Turn the bonnet right side out, the rough edge will be on the inside back of the bonnet.

There you have it!

We hope that you will enjoy making lots of little layettes for your baby dolls.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to remember this so I can show my oldest and see if she wants some for her dolls

  2. Thank you for this sweet tutorial! I am making three right now for my daughter's birthday.