DIY Crib Sheets

Chloe and Mia think we are really setting them up a nice bedroom!

Chloe and Mia think we are really setting them up a nice bedroom!

My Grandma Bloesser came down over my Spring Break and we sewed til we dropped!  I had a long list of things to make and we sure got a lot done even though I was still recovering from being sick.  Many people told me I was crazy for wanting to sew my own crib sheets, but I am so glad I did!  They were so easy and fun to make!  I have looked at crib sets that they sell out there and I can’t justify spending over $100 for crib bedding when they say crib bumpers and comforters shouldn’t even be used because of suffocation risks.  All you really need is a few crib sheets to get you by.  I love this because I got to shop for all my materials to coordinate in Avery’s nursery and it is coming together so beautifully!

DIY Crib Sheet Tutorial

Materials:

2 yards of fabric

80 inches 1/4″ skinny elastic

Sewing machine

Coordinating thread

Rotary cutter and mat

Directions:

Prewash your material and iron good before cutting.

Make sure to cut off your selvage edges before getting started.

Make sure to cut off your selvage edges before getting started.

Cut your material to 42×67″. Cut out a 7.5 x 7.5″ square from each corner.  You can fold the material and cut two out at a time.  We tried doing 4 the first time and they were a little off.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a good square to use over and over to avoid me having to measure over and over.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a good square to use over and over to avoid me having to measure over and over.

Pin right sides together of each corner.

Pin right sides together of each corner.

I did a 1/2" straight stitch and added a zig zag stitch in between to help with fraying.

I did a 1/2″ straight stitch and added a zig zag stitch in between to help with fraying.

After sewing up all four corners, sew a zig zag all the way around the sheet.  If you have a serger, you can just serge all around.  Again, this will help with fraying.

After sewing up all four corners, sew a zig zag all the way around the sheet. If you have a serger, you can just serge all around. Again, this will help with fraying.

Using a seam gauge, fold over the edge all the way around the material at a 1/2" seam.

Using a seam gauge, fold over the edge all the way around the material at a 1/2″ seam.

Leaving at least a 2" gap from start to finish, sew a straight stitch with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Try to stay as straight as you can as this is the casing you have to push the elastic through.

Leaving at least a 2″ gap from start to finish, sew a straight stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Try to stay as straight as you can as this is the casing you have to push the elastic through.

Use a safety pin and feed it through the casing all the way around.

Use a safety pin and feed it through the casing all the way around.

After you get through the end, stitch the elastic together.  I did this a few times front and back to make sure it stays together!

After you get through the end, stitch the elastic together. I did this a few times front and back to make sure it stays together!

Stretch out the elastic all the way around all the corners and voila!  A crib sheet is made!

Here is my hot air balloon crib sheet complete with our ruffle crib skirt and teething rail!

Here is my hot air balloon crib sheet complete with our ruffle crib skirt and teething rail!

This is the crib sheet that Grandma Bloesser whipped up!  I love the owls with the pops of coral in the material.  So cute and custom too!

This is the crib sheet that Grandma Bloesser whipped up! I love the owls with the pops of coral in the material. So cute and custom too!

I will get more tutorials up over the next few weeks, so check back!

 

 

 

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