Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to Make a Fitted Crib Sheet

Making a fitted crib sheet is a pretty straight forward project and makes a great gift for a baby shower. The great thing is that most crib mattresses are a pretty standard 27 x 52 inches. Here is what you need:

2 yards 45 inch wide fabric
1 1/2 yards of 1/4 " elastic

Follow Liqueda's board Babies and Kids Ideas on Pinterest.
I like to use the soft flannels or the soft cottons for sheets. You can make several in coordinating fabrics since new parents can never seem to have enough of them.

Cut your fabric to measure 45x69 inches. At each corner cut out a 8 inch square. This will form your corner to make the crib sheet fitted.

Make a 5/8 " seam for the corner and then stitch again 1/4" away. Do this for all four corners.

Make a narrow 1/2" hem around edge of crib sheet.

Now you will insert a straight pin 10 inches from your corner seam on each side.

Cut 4 pieces of elastic, each 12" long, one for each corner. Put a pin in the center half of the elastic (at 6 inch measurement) and pin that at the corner seam and the ends of the elastic stretched to the 10 inch pins. Then apply your elastic. I use a zigzag stitch to apply elastic.
You just made a fitted crib sheet.

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