Lately I’ve been in this crazy DIY, wanna make things with my bare hands kinda mood. And reading certain blogs that I follow regularly like A Little Lovely and Craftily Ever After tend to keep my crafty itch itchy. (p.s. I totally tried to make one of these from Craftily and it kinda ended up looking like the tutorial…
Anywho, I’m thinking about tackling a new project that I need you all to hold me accountable for or else I’ll never try it. I’ve been looking for crib sheets that go along with our yellow and red nursery theme and I can’t find anything that I really like. So I googled “how to make crib sheets” and it honestly sounds pretty easy. The tricky part will be the fact that I neither own nor know how to use a sewing machine so I’d have to sew them by hand. Though it wouldn’t be hard, it would be time consuming…honestly though, I don’t have much else to do these days considering weekends are now best used by lying around like the expanding beach ball that I am. So this is what I found from Bundles of Love:
Crib Sheets Pattern
Crib sheets are very easy to sew, and less expensive than purchased sheets.
Cotton or cotton-blend woven fabric, or flannel
- To begin, cut a rectangle of fabric 70″ x 45″.
- Cut out a square at each corner that is 8 and 3/4″. (You can save these to make quilt blocks which coordinate with the sheet).
- Match up the 2 sides of each cut out square – right sides together – and stitch. This makes the fitted corners.
You can finish the sheet edge in several different ways :
- Turn under the edge 1/4 “, then another 1/2″ to make a casing, leaving an opening to insert the elastic. Cut a 90″ piece of 3/8” elastic, insert into the casing, stitch the ends of the elastic together, and sew the opening closed.
- Overcast the edges all the way around with a serger. Sew the elastic on the wrong side with the edge of the elastic even with the edge of the fabric. Stretch the elastic as you sew it on.
- Hem the entire sheet, then use elastic only at the corners. Cut four lengths of elastic 15″ long. Stretch from the corner seam 12″ in each direction and sew on using a zig-zag or 3-step zig-zag.
All done! To make it extra special, make a coordinating crib quilt.
Yep, I won’t be making a quilt. Let’s start with a sheet.
Have any of you tackled anything like this? Sounds pretty easy, no?