I’m excited to share another easy sewing project with you today! Besides making this onesie dress for my Sister-in-law’s baby shower I also made some crib sheets.
When I was pregnant with my son we decided not to find out the gender before he was born. It seems like most baby items are definitely girl or definitely boy and it can be very difficult to find gender neutral items. So I chose to sew my own bedding for the nursery!
Do you have a little one in need of a crib sheet? Join in the fun!
For this project you will need:
- 2 yds of 45″ wide fabric (Pre-shrink by washing in hot water and drying on high)
- 45″ of 1/4″ elastic
- Thread to coordinate
- Safety pins
Start by matching the salvage edges and folding the fabric in half (this is the way the fabric is on the bolt). Then match the cut edges and fold in half again. Measure and cut your fabric so that it looks like the picture below.
Now stitch a 1/2″ seam and then stitch a small zig zag stitch along the edge of the fabric of the seam to help prevent raveling. Repeat these steps for each corner. Your sheet should now resemble the shape of a fitted sheet.
Along the outside edge of the sheet press under 1/4″ and then press under 1/2″.
From each corner, measure 8″ down the the longer side of the sheet and make a mark. Then from each of these marks measure an inch further down and make another mark.
Now sew along your hem close to the first fold but do not stitch the inch between your marks.
Cut your elastic into two 22 1/2″ lengths. Attach a safety pin to an end of one of the pieces of elastic and insert the pin into the 1″ opening. Use the safety pin to help you pull the elastic through your casing. The elastic will stretch from one opening in the casing to another and wrap around one of the short ends of the sheet. Secure the elastic with safety pins at each opening and then repeat the process on the other side of the sheet.
Stitch perpendicular to your him going across the end of the elastic. Be sure to go back and forth a few times to really secure it.
Now stitch the opening closed and repeat the process of securing the other ends of elastic and closing each opening in the casing.
Ta Da!! You’ve just finished constructing your own unique crib sheet! Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.
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