Advice 1: How to make a sofa for dolls

Playing with dolls is largely due to the development in girls of domesticity and maternal care. Want to have your favorite doll as a people — the house, furniture, dishes, clothes, but do not always have the opportunity to buy it all. Fortunately, many things, for example, a sofa for a doll can be done by hand.
The sofa and chairs for dolls

A sofa for dolls

To manufacture the sofa you will need a foam sponge for washing dishes, better different sizes and fabric. It is better to choose a thick cloth, velvet, teak, satin, upholstery flok, but if there are any.

Of the jaws need to put the required shape of the sofa. Easy to work with them because one side is usually more dense — this is the lower part of the base. Of the two parts, you can make the arms, another of the couples — the back of the couch. Some of the lips can be rounded using scissors. To fix the result, it is convenient to use a long needle and thread to sew through the foam and fasten it in several places.

Then the fabric need to cut a few parts of a suitable size and wrap the foam. It is convenient to cut a long strip, the width from one armrest to the other and wrap the base together with the back. Then separately close the side arms. All items are sewn using a short needle and thread the right color. If the girl has skills with a needle, it is possible to entrust this business to her.

Sofa with wooden armrests or backrest

In the same way, you can make a sofa or bed with wooden back, legs or arms. This cardboard must be cut right components, very impressive looking openwork, with the holes of the backrest or the side pieces. If the cardboard is thin, it is better to use 2-3 layers, add a layer of batting for softness. You then need to attach this detail to the adhesive paper "wooden" (or any other) color and cut, leaving a seam allowance of 3-4 cm from the edges. These edges gently bend and glue, making the cuts on corners and curves.

Then to make the item the other party to the same paper and cut without the allowances. The result is a finished back or the marginalia of the "wood" colors, durable enough for a doll bed.

If all parts of the sofa made of cardboard, they can simply be glued together with tape or self-adhesive paper. If there is a need to connect the spongy mattress with wooden headboard — you can just sew right through them, because the cardboard is also easily pierced with a needle.

Very cozy look to give the sofa the little pads from the same fabric as the soft blanket with tassels. A little nolavconsole, you can learn to do folding, corner sofas, armchairs, models with built-in table or drawers (for example, from matchboxes).

Advice 2: How to make furniture for dolls with their own hands

To buy furniture, and even a whole house of dolls today is not a problem. But sofas are made by hand, much nicer hard plastic, store-bought. In addition, children do love homemade toys as they are made with love.
How to make furniture for dolls with their own hands
You will need
  • glue, scissors, some foil, a couple of matches, a small wand or a swizzle stick, adhesive film
So, to make furniture for dolls can be almost any material. For example, you have any box from-under footwear. It can make a great wardrobe. For its production will need glue, scissors, some foil, a couple of matches, a small wand or a swizzle stick, adhesive film, preferably under a tree, but you can take plain paper and color it as your heart desires.
To start, cut the box into two halves and cut short bends.

Glue one of the halves of the cover foil (it will simulate a mirror). You can stick mirrors on both doors.
Long folds of the doors of the wardrobe glue to outer sides at the sides of the second part of the box. Make a handle of matches.
Glue film under the tree or paper the sides of the box, back and inside of the doors.
A tube for a cocktail or a stick, measure across the width of the box and cut. This is a holder for hangers, hook it inside the Cabinet. The doll will be able to hang my clothes on hangers!
But from small boxes of chocolates will make for a great TV and nightstand-stand under it. Importantly, to paste them with paper of a suitable color or paint.
Ordinary plastic bottles can make a great number of useful things for a doll house. For example, from a two-liter bottle you will get the chair. It's enough to cut the neck diagonally. In the bottom then put a piece of cloth depicting the cover or sew the pad to form the bottom.
From a small bottle into half a liter would make a good lamp. Bottle to cut the bottom and the neck with a cork. The bottom of the bottle becomes a lamp stand, and the neck – shade. Connect these parts with ordinary tubes for a cocktail. Decorate this lamp is possible with a piece of beautiful fabrics collected around the tube "lampshade".
There are more complex ways of making doll furniture. For example, all the furniture, including sofas, chairs and even tables can be linked from threads of an ordinary hook. Or you can make a "wrought iron furniture from metal cans. But these ways require some skills, and spend they will have more time.

Advice 3: How to make divan beds

Sometimes you want to update the furniture. For example, you made the repairs, like the interior should be quite European, but the bed is very bulky it would be nice to replace a small sofa. Money on new furniture after a thorough repair will not be soon. But old furniture can still some time to serve, if you apply imagination and skill. Sofa-bed — thing is quite time consuming, and it requires a special hinge mechanism. But in order to make just the sofa does not need to be a wizard.
The sofa can be made of individual modules
You will need
  • Foam — a few sheets in size of the mattress and the alleged back
  • Chipboard size sofa
  • Particle Board or sheet of plywood the size of the back
  • Sheets of plywood the size of the seat and backrest
  • Fabric for upholstery
  • Wooden bed
  • Furniture screws
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Tacks
  • Hammer
Remove the bed mattress and see how made frame. If on top of the frame is a stiff Board on which is placed a mattress, leave it as it is. The operation in this case will be somewhat less. If the bed is simply a frame into which you insert the mattress, it is necessary to cut a suitable size piece of particle Board and nail or screw it to the frame. Depending on the design of the bed it can be done with nails or screws.
The couch required back. For the sofa, which is not decomposed, it can not be too high — 0, 5 m, plus the height of the frame. But of course, you can do a high back if you have enough fabric and foam. It all depends on your desire. Screw or nail the back to the side of the bed, which is turned to the wall.
Measure the seat of the bed. The design of the soft parts of the sofa depends on the design of the bed. If the Board is nailed at the bottom of the frame, the cushion can be make higher, to 10 centimeters were on the frame. If the Board is nailed on top, the cushion can be thinner. You can do soft details of the seat and backrest consisting of several parts. For example, on the seat tightly placed 3 pillows, and the back is made up of two long. Or both accounts for three pillows. The seat and backrest can be made and solid. Pillows intended for back can be slightly wider than its height.
Sheet of plywood cut rectangles of desired size. IN the form of plywood sheets take a break the foam. Each pillow will need 2-3 solid piece of foam. Better if you manage to get a thick sheet foam, which happens to be in the furniture and DIY stores. Pieces of foam designed to cushion each, staple together. The easiest way to sew thick thread in several places.
Cutting the cloth. Scan each bag is a two square with the seam for the upper and lower parts of the cushion and the tape, the width of which is equal to the thickness of the foam pad, and the length of the perimeter of the square. Don't forget about allowances. With the side strips, which connect with the rear or bottom of the cushion, wide make allowances because they will have to bend twice.
Stripe and square are designed for the top, fold the right sides and sew. Sew free edge strips on the reverse side. The corners on the reverse side cut. Turn the pillow. Attach the foam padding. It is possible in several places to fasten the pillow top and the gasket.
Obtyanite a sheet of plywood with fabric. A piece of cloth you can just glue and allow to dry. Allowances are bent on the other side of the plywood sheet. It is possible to beat cloth upholstery nails, likewise turning down the allowances to the other side.
Lay the cushion top side facing down. From top, apply with a cloth-covered plywood sheet. Allowances strips fold twice. They can pre-make so that the edges were bent. Fasten the strip to the plywood sheet obojnymi nails in 5 inches from each other. Exactly the same stitch and all the other pillows.
On the frame place a cushion for sitting. Pillows for the back, just put. If you want you can make a couple of pillows for side, but if the back bed of the same size, it is not necessary.
The advantage of this folding sofa is that if you suddenly descended guest, you can give him pillows for the backrest. They can just put on the floor and a soft bed will be ready.
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