I've finally started doing 'baby' things!
We had a crib problem...we somehow misplaced all the hardware to our crib, and then moved. I turned our house and garage upside-down, but to no avail. (ps, I'm totally OCD about knowing where stuff is, so this was a horrible experience!) Anyways, my hero neighbor came over, figured out the hardware that we needed and set it up for me last weekend! (thanks, Michelle!)
So, now that we have a crib, I can get busy making things and nesting!
I already have a little girl, Ivy, and she's been in a big girl bed for forever (remember her quilt, here?)
Anyways, I want both of my girls to have matching beds, so I just used fabric from that same line, (It's a Hoot, designed by Momo for Moda) to make a crib skirt and a crib sheet. I just used a bumper we had.
I love making crib sheets because I usually make my own crib bedding, and this way the sheets totally coordinate. Plus, they're so easy to sew and less expensive than purchased sheets most of the time!
Today, I thought I'd share how I make my crib sheets. I've tried a few different patterns and tutorials, and here is the concoction that I like best!
-2 yards of fabric (can be a cotton or a flannel)
-90 inches of 1/4" - 3/8" elastic ( I had a spool of 1/4" so that's what I used...if I'd had 3/8" that's what I would have preferred)
-Cut your fabric down to 70" x 45"
-From each corner of that rectangle, cut an 8 and 3/4" square
-With right-sides-together match up the 2 sides of each 8 3/4 square and sew them together with a 1/4" seam allowance.
(this is what each corner should look like from the 'right' side.)
-Next, finish the sheet edge by turning the fabric under 1/4"
-Next, sew that edge under another 1/2" to create the casing for your elastic. (don't forget to leave an opening to fit your elastic.)
-Thread your elastic through the casing
-Sew the ends of the elastic together, and then sew the opening closed and you're done!