How to Make Miniature Sofa for Dollhouse.




Introduction: How to Make Miniature Sofa for Dollhouse.

I would like to share my first mini couch tutorial that I made a couple of weeks ago. I made it for my sister's dollhouse.Its so easy and fun to make.

Ok so,these are the materials:

corrugated cardboard sheet.
Fabric of your choice.
small bottle caps.
rope like thread.
10 mm square or round beads.
cotten for stuffing or thick foam if u like.

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Step 1: Making the Base

Measure and cut 3 x 3inch square of  corrugated cardboard.Cut 3 pieces of same size of the cardboard to get required thickness.Now apply glue to the pieces of cardboard and join them.Take your Fabric and glue it on the cardboard pieces. i'm sewing it because my fabric is stretchy and i was not getting the required result by glue.and now your base is ready.

Step 2: Attaching the Base With the Main Cushion

Now, for the main cushion,cut one more 3x3inch piece of cardboard.cut your fabric bigger then your cardboard piece.Glue 3 side leave the forth opening for stuffing the cotton or inserting the foam.after you've stuffed your cushion with cotton/foam,close the opening.and glue the cushion on the base you've made before.Glue the thread or ribbon at the joining line of the base and cushion. now its time to make the back rest of sofa. 

Step 3: Making of Back and Arm Rest

For the back rest cut 2.5inch x 2.5 inch of cardboard and glue the fabric of your choice,after that glue the thread along the edges.Join the back rest from base by applying glue at the back of base.
Take 3 or 2 bottle caps.Apply glue at the edges of caps and join them together.Cover the caps with fabric and glue the thread at the joining line.Do the same to make the other arm rest and attach both of them at the base.glue 4 beads at the bottom of the base.  Now! your miniature sofa is ready.Pop up the look of it by placing a small cushion at the back rest.
 I've made the double seat sofa from the same process.I have cut  7 inch piece of cardboard for the base and made two base cushion with 3.5 inch cardboard piece glued the rest of it together and done!

As this is my very first tutorial, i will look forward for suggestions to improve myself! so please let me know if this tutorial needs more improvement.

 THANKS for taking a peek at this   ^.^

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    7 Discussions


    4 years ago

    i decided to give this couch project a shot and i have to say i had alot of fun and it was easy and turned out great!! i didnt have bottle caps to use for the arms of the sofa so i cut tissue rolls and rolled them tight to make the arms ausbutton===n rolled them to mmake tig


    7 years ago on Introduction

    hello nimra ,..
    this is sidra .
    very welldone with the sofa , i love the idea of bottle caps


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Oh very cute! I wish I would have had this tutorial when I was little. There would have been tiny couches EVERYWHERE.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great little guide. I will help my 7 year old make some for her Calico Critters and felted mouse. She will love it. Thanks.