I am so excited to share with you this 4 step easy crib skirt tutorial. I am decorating my son’s room in Navy, Aqua, Gray & White and want everything to match for the most part. When I looked online for custom ones on Etsy, they ranged from $35-$80+ which I could not afford. I made this one for only about $12 in fabric! I am doing all white furniture, and decorating in the other colors. I made an easy square quilt with fabrics in these colors (tutorial to come soon, so make sure you subscribe to our weekly newsletter so you don’t miss it), and made the crib skirt with one of the fabrics from the quilt. This tutorial is made to be very simple and easy, if you can sew a semi-straight line, you can do this!
Flap Fabric (I used about 3 yards for the flaps)
- 2 pieces measuring 54 x 15 inches – see description on how to calculate this in step 1.
- 2 pieces measuring 30 x 15 inches – see description on how to calculate this in step 1.
Fabric for the base of the skirt
- Measuring size of crib mattress 28 x 52 inches (I used the same fabric just in case it was visible)
Cutting Mat & Rotary Cutter (optional)
1 – Cut out Pieces – This may be a little tricky if you are using a patterned fabric like I did, because you want the pattern to be straight. Come up with a plan and use a cutting mat and rotary cutter for the easiest cuts. If doing it by hand, just make sure to take your time. My crib mattress is approximately 52 x 28 inches, so for the pieces I cut in the materials section, I added an inch to each side & bottom for hemming. I also added 1/4 inch to the finished height I wanted for the seam allowance. Note: When you are deciding how long to make each piece, think about if this will be used as a toddler bed. If so, you will want to measure and do the math to see how long to make it so it won’t be dragging on the ground when you lower the crib to the lowest height.
2 – Fold and Iron – This is the most time consuming step, but it really is simple! I folded over my side and bottom pieces 1/2 inch, ironed, then another 1/2 inch and ironed, that’s it!
3 – Sew Ironed Edges – This step was SO simple and quick, all I did was sew along the edges that I ironed to keep secure the hems I wanted to appear here.
4 – Sew the 4 sides to the main piece of fabric – Now the last step, which also was quick and easy! You’ll line up the raw edges of the fabric, right sides (patterned sides) together, and sew along the straight line. Not good at sewing? Check out this no sew crib skirt tutorial on my other website!
That’s it!!! You did it! All done. How simple and adorable is this tutorial?
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