Blog, Kids Stuff

Sew a crib sheet {baby #3 gets bedding!}

February 19, 2014
Sew a Crib Sheet Tutorial | View From The Fridge

So … back when I posted Baby #3’s nursery inspiration board (see below), I planned on doing one project a week for the nursery.

It’s 6 weeks later, and I’m just posting my first ‘project’ (well, second if you count the scrap wood frames I shared at Juggling Act Mama on Monday).  Just a bit off track.  I’m not sure what happened … Valentine’s Day, Owen refusing to take a nap anymore, the shared big boy room project taking WAAAY longer than expected (or at least than I expected) ….  the list of excuses could go on and on.
Grey, Turquoise, Yellow Nursery

I was feeling a bit anxious this past weekend … like this baby is going to be born into a house that is in complete disarray.  We have 13 more weeks until the little one is ‘due’, but ya never know.  And … in those 13 weeks, we’ve got 2 little boy birthday parties to plan and host, a week vacation (that I just booked … hooray!!), and plenty of other activities.  Plus … eventually this weather might improve, meaning we’ll all want to be outside (not inside working on these rooms!). Okay … second mini panic attack over.  It will all work out.  It will all be just fine.  {repeat}

On with the first project I’ve actually completed for this nursery … a crib sheet!

Sew a Crib Sheet Tutorial  | View From The Fridge

I would LOVE to show you a better picture of the crib sheet on the crib in the nursery, but here’s what it happens to look like right now (yikes!!!) …

Sew a Crib Sheet Tutorial  | View From The Fridge

FUTURE NURSERY … CURRENTLY SERVING AS ‘TEMPORARY’ SHARED BROTHERS’ ROOM

There’s the crib in the bottom right corner … which Charlie is currently occupying.

Here’s another shot of this {lovely} room …

Sew a Crib Sheet Tutorial  | View From The Fridge

yikes!

It all started towards the end of last year, when we kicked Owen out of his room to start fixing that room up to be a shared ‘big boy’ room.  He’s been sleeping on this air mattress in the middle of Charlie’s room (a.k.a.  future nursery) ever since.  I’m trying to be positive about things here (despite the fact that there’s been a rug, pack ‘n play, and crib mattress in our upstairs shower for the past three months).  Owen doesn’t mind the air mattress AND we’ve got two obstacles out of the way … Owen out of his crib (he is almost 4!!!) AND Owen and Charlie are now used to sharing a room.  So … it’s not all bad, I guess.

But … back to that crib sheet tutorial that this post is supposed to be all about …

MAKE YOUR OWN FITTED CRIB SHEET

 

YOU’LL NEED:

  • A piece of fabric the following dimensions:  45″ x 69″  (you can use the selvage edges if you need to help you get to 45″ wide … they won’t show).  I used Riley Blake Wideback Medium Dot in Aqua here.
  • 62″ of 3/8″ knit elastic
  • Large safety pin to help you thread elastic through casing of sheet.
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread (or not … the thread won’t show anywhere, but under the mattress).

 

STEPS:

    1. Cut fabric in dimensions listed above (45″ x 69″)

      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Fabric cut … see my helper up there cutting his ‘fabric’ for “his baby”???

 

    1. Fold rectangle into quarters, and find corner with all four corners … no folds (see picture … that made no sense in words)
      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Fold into quarters

      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Find corner with all ‘corners’ (no folds)

       

    2. Making sure all edges are matched up, cut a 9″ square out of this corner.
      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Cut 9″ square out of corner

      Unfolded, it should look like this (yours will probably be ironed a lot nicer … I HATE ironing, so forgive the wrinkles):

      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Four 9″ squares out of each corner. Also, Owen is still working hard on his ‘project’ up there.

       

    3. Starting in one corner, fold the 9″ edges that you just cut together, right sides facing.

      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Right sides facing

 

    1. Sew along that 9″ edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Then, zig zag stitch edges to prevent fraying (optional).
      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      You’ll sew along this 9″ edge, forming one of the corner seams in sheet.

      Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

      Then sew edges with zig zag stitch to prevent fraying

       

    2. Repeat for each corner.

 

  1. Now … to the ironing board (as much as I hate ironing, you really can’t skip this part).  We’ll first iron a seam by folding raw edge over about 3/8″ all around sheet:
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Fold raw edge over ~3/8″ and iron down (do this all around sheet)

     

  2. Next, we’ll be ironing the pocket for the elastic.  Fold the edge over roughly 3/4″ all around sheet.  This will be your elastic pocket.
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Fold edge over again, this time just a bit wider ~3/4″.

     

  3. Sew pocket all around sheet with a straight stitch near the inside edge.  Leave a gap about 2″ long (backstitch on both ends) to thread in elastic.
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Sew pocket near inside edge. Leave a gap for elastic to be threaded into pocket.

     

  4. Cut elastic to size (62″) and attach safety pin to edge to help with threading through pocket.
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    I used this elastic, with 10″ cut off one end

    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Attach safety pin to elastic to help with threading through pocket

     

  5. Thread elastic through pocket
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Thread elastic through pocket all around sheet.

     

  6. Once threaded, sew ends of elastic together.
    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Sew elastic ends together

     

  7. Sew gap closed.

    Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

    Sew gap closed

 

DONE!

Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

Crib Sheet Complete!

 

And … I just had to test out in Charlie’s crib …

 

Sew a crib sheet tutorial  | View From The Fridge

Now … we just need to make a couple more sheets, crib skirt, curtains, changing pad cover, throw pillow, blankets, mobile, artwork.  Also, the room painted, cleaned, curtains hung, purchase some accessories ….

I must stop, or panic attack #3 will ensue.

Who wants to take bets on whether or not I’ll finish anything for the nursery next week?!?  Stay tuned …

Updates and more nursery fun >>>>

Here are a couple other DIY Nursery Posts you might like:

Sew your own Changing Pad Cover:

Sew a Changing Pad Cover Tutorial | View From The Fridge

Make your own DIY Crib Mobile:

DIY-Nursery-Mobile-sqt

Free Nursery Printables:

Free Nursery Printables at View From The Fridge

 

signoff

You Might Also Like


96 Comments

  • Reply Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods February 19, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Great tutorial! I’m a no sewer but Stitch Witchery is my friend!

  • Reply Stephanie February 19, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Great tutorial! I had a hard time finding exactly what I wanted for my daughters nursery. Pinning for my ‘to do’ list.
    Stephanie recently posted…How I Learned How to SewMy Profile

    • Reply Katie February 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Stephanie! Great, I’m so glad it will be helpful!! I’d love to see the finished product! Good luck, and have fun!

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives February 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This is an awesome tutorial. I am working on baby projects for my oldest. It would be great to make a matching crib sheet for the quilt I am making. Feel free to share this at my weekly parties, both are open for entries!
    Wishing you the best! Theresa
    Theresa @DearCreatives recently posted…Simple Breakfast Ideas and Solutions for Rushed Mornings #PlatefullCoOp #sponMy Profile

    • Reply Katie February 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, Theresa … stopping over to link up now! I’ll be interested to hear what projects you come up with! Have a good week!

  • Reply Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} February 20, 2014 at 4:36 am

    What a great idea and how cute too! That’s funny, me and hubby have been sleeping on an air mattress the last few months while waffling about a mattress!

  • Reply Andrea @Hand and the Heart February 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love these colors, and can I just say how talented you are!? Wow! I’m a new follower from the mom lovin’ hop! :) Glad to connect with you! Your kids are beautiful!
    Andrea @Hand and the Heart recently posted…My Weight Loss Journey: The How {Part Two}My Profile

    • Reply Katie February 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      Andrea, you’re so sweet! Glad that you stopped over and said “hi”. Glad to connect with you, too! Happy {almost} weekend!

  • Reply Amy February 20, 2014 at 9:28 am

    So happy to have you as our featured Mama today! I will be definitely repinning this for my to do projects. I’m learning to sew this year. Do you think this would be easy for a first timer like myself?
    Amy recently posted…Mom Lovin’ Hop No 36My Profile

    • Reply Katie February 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Yes! I totally think this is do-able fora newbie sewer!! Most of the stitching doesn’t even show, so it doesn’t need to look pretty!! Thanks again for featuring me today!! Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney February 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Katie I cant believe you made this!! What an awesome job you did and I love the polka dots. I’m obsessed with them.
    Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney recently posted…DIY Dollar Tree Makeover: Turn Clipboards Into Decorative FramesMy Profile

    • Reply Katie February 20, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks, Courtney! I’m telling you … learn to sew! This is a super simple project (though I realize you probably don’t need to sew any crib sheets right now …).

  • Reply Chrissy February 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

    haha That’s life right? With my third I had a ga-jillion and two plans for what I was going to do. Fast forward to him now being 14 months old and he never did get his nursery fully decorated and now we’re moving… so that’s not going to happen. :)

    I love that you kept it real with this post! haha And the sheet looks amazing in that crib.

    I would love if you would share this post in my new Pinterest link up Party some time!
    http://www.21random.com/that-friday-pinterest-party/

    • Reply Katie February 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Oh well! They sure don’t care what their rooms look like at this age, so I guess we shouldn’t worry too much! 😉
      Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment!! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Kay (A Ranch Mom) February 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    This is so perfect! I was just thinking today that I need to find a pattern and make a new sheet for my baby’s crib! :) Thanks for the clear tutorial!
    And thanks for sharing and linking up at Week-end Wind-down link party!

    • Reply Katie February 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Hi Kay! So glad that the timing worked out! Thanks for stopping by, and for the party. Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply Angela (Life in Velvet) February 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Katie,
    What a wonderful project! Your sewing is phenomenal! You seriously make me want to learn how to sew! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE :) You are so sweet to support our party every week!
    Angela (Life in Velvet) recently posted…Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. #8My Profile

  • Reply Antionette Blake February 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you again for linking up and sharing with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Antionette Blake recently posted…Influenster #JadoreVoxBoxMy Profile

  • Reply Carrie This Home February 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    What a cute crib sheet! I love your color choices! Don’t worry if the nursery doesn’t get done–all the baby really needs is the crib and you’ve got that set up already!
    Carrie This Home recently posted…How To Spot A Good Used FrameMy Profile

    • Reply Katie February 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks, Carrie! That’s true. And honestly, my first two didn’t even use their cribs until they were like 2 or 3 months old. I have high hopes that this baby will learn to love sleeping in his crib right away (ha!). Thanks for stopping over!!
      Katie recently posted…20 Wishes Project … Month One ProgressMy Profile

  • Reply Amila February 24, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    This is a great tutorial.Actually I sew bed covers by myself,but they are just plain clothes with edge stitches.Now I got the idea on how to sew them to fit nicely
    Amila recently posted…Repurposed Milk Cartons as Pantry OrganizersMy Profile

  • Reply Corey @ Tinysidekick February 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I love the fabric! I made crib sheets for my second kid and I can’t believe how easy it was! You tutorial is even easier than the way I did it! Pinning and I’d love for you to come over and share this at The Makers tomorrow at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

  • Reply Diane | An Extraordinary Day February 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Oh my goodness Katie! All that in a week! You will be superhumanmom!!! This blogging world puts a lot of pressure on us to ‘perform.’ Whatever you are able to accomplish will be wonderful. And I LOVE your fabric choice!!

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial at Project Inspire{d}!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted…There Is No Hurry | Project Inspire{d} Week 55 & FeaturesMy Profile

  • Reply Jessi @ Practically Functional February 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Awesome tutorial, and I really love that fabric you used! Stopping by to pin this and let you know I featured it on my blog today!
    Jessi @ Practically Functional recently posted…10 Simple Fabric Craft Projects!My Profile

    • Reply Katie February 26, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Hi Jessi! Thank you so much!! I’m just thrilled! Thanks for the great party every week!

  • Reply Shelly February 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Sure wish I had the talent and patience to sew. Sewing machines and I don’t get along very well. Great tutorial!!
    Shelly recently posted…Easy Shamrock Door DecorMy Profile

    • Reply Katie February 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      I sew very basic things. I have no clue how to make anything too detailed, but I figure if I’m really ambitious, I’ll look up a tutorial and try it out! Thanks for stopping over! ‘See’ you in a couple!

  • Reply Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY February 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    What a great idea! Extra crib sheets are always a must, but when you can make your own custom sheets, it is even better!
    Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY recently posted…Make Your Own Leather Tote TutorialMy Profile

  • Reply Christine February 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Ok, sooooo you so HAVE TO make bedding for me!!! Soooooo cool!
    Christine recently posted…From Dream To Reality #106 – Let’s party!My Profile

    • Reply Katie February 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Ha! Christine … thanks for stopping by and for the comment (and for the party!!).

  • Reply Sew a Changing Pad Cover | View From The Fridge February 27, 2014 at 6:36 am

    […] week I’m sharing a changing pad cover I made for the room.  It’s VERY similar to the crib sheet tutorial that I shared last […]

  • Reply Katie Goldsworthy February 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I love it! I always wanted to do this! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday. Pinning to our board.

  • Reply Weekend Wind-Down Party #8 - Fashion and Fun after Fifty February 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    […] […]

  • Reply Weekend Wind-Down Link Party #8 - Snippets of Inspiration February 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    […] How To Sew A Crib Sheet Broccoli Pasta Recipe Mr. And Mrs. Right Coffee Mugs Lemon Berry Iced Tea […]

  • Reply 10 Fun DIYs to Try {Hit Me with Your Best Shot Knockouts!} March 1, 2014 at 4:01 am

    […] oh-so-talented Katie of View from the Fridge sewed this adorable crib sheet for her baby #3! Lucky, lucky […]

  • Reply Busy Monday 103 | A Pinch of Joy March 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    […] Bills   Southern Distinctions – Bacon Cinnamon Dougnut   View From the Fridge– How to Sew a Crib Sheet   Walking on Sunshine — Overnight Cinnamon RollsFeel free to grab a Featured button from […]

  • Reply Tori March 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Sooo cute Katie!! I love the fabric! I am featuring you on Do Tell Tuesday this week!! :)
    Tori recently posted…Learning to Crochet – Beginner LinksMy Profile

  • Reply Do Tell Tuesday #13 - Lil' Mrs. Tori March 3, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    […] Sew A Crib Sheet// View From The Fridge- Oh! She makes sewing a crib sheet so easy!! I love that fun polka dot fabric she choose! […]

  • Reply Sarah March 3, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Looks great! Do you have a tutorial for a changing pad cover? Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply Whitney March 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Katie! Crazy awesome post! Thanks for the simple yet awesome tutorial!
    Whitney recently posted…Cute Planters to Beckon SpringMy Profile

    • Reply Katie March 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Whitney! Thank you! It really is simple … which I never knew with my first two kiddos! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Lisa March 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Lovely tutorial. Am going to have a go at adapting the measurements to make the covers for my caravan sofa cushions I’ve been needing to do for months x

    • Reply Katie March 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks, Lisa. Good luck with your cushions!!

  • Reply Katie March 31, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Katie,
    I have a mini crib for my son and am wondering how I figure out the measurments for the smaller crib mattress? Any advice?

    Thanks so much! :)

    • Reply Katie April 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Katie! Thanks for the comment. Okay … here’s what I know:
      Measure your mini crib mattress (length and width), then add 18″ to both dimensions. That should allow the corner seams to be in the right spot. Still cut 9″ squares out of the corners.
      For the length of elastic to use, you’ll have to do some math. I used 62″ of elastic and that was for my 27″x51″ mattress. 27+27+51+51=156″ total of all sides. Add your sides together then take your overall length divided by 156″ and multiply by 62″ (should get a number less than 62″). Cut your elastic to that size.

      Hope that helps!

      Let me know how it turns out!

  • Reply DIY Custom Nursery Mobile | View From The Fridge May 12, 2014 at 7:39 am

    […] Crib sheet sewn  … done (see here) […]

  • Reply Jamie June 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    This is a great tutorial! This was the 2nd one I tried (first one ended being too long and loose) and your measurements and method were spot on! My sheet turned out perfect and took very little time! I’m going to make a minky version next and can’t wait to see it done!

  • Reply Kit August 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Katie!

    Great tutorial! I had a question about cutting out the squares. I have seen other tutorials that say cut an 8 x 8 square and I see yours says to cut a 9 x 9 square. Will there be a difference in how the sheet will fit the crib. I guess I am just confused on which size square to cut? Thanks for your help:)

  • Reply Kit August 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Katie! Great tutorial! I have seen other tutorials that say to cut an 8 x 8 square. Would there be a difference between an 8 x8 vs. 9 x 9 square? Thank you for your help

    • Reply Katie August 8, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Hi there! Thanks so much! The only difference will be where your corners end up, and how much fabric is tucked underneath the mattress. I choose 9×9″ because this gave enough fabric to be tucked under well. If you change to 8×8, you may want to reduce your overall rectangle dimensions 2″ smaller each way (length and width). My starting dimensions, with a 9×9″ square cutout, leave the corners right at the exact size of the mattress. Either way would probably be fine, though!

      Thanks for the question. Good luck!

      XO,
      Katie

  • Reply Lynde August 29, 2014 at 2:32 am

    This is the best. I just followed your instructions on the changing pad cover and it turned out to be so awesome and super cute. It was so easy to follow too. Thanks for that one and this one. I haven’t been able to find sheets that I like or that match the nursery theme. My aunt made the crib quilt for me. So this will be another project that I will need to complete in the next 2 weeks. lol
    This looks super simple though and I already have extra fabric that that matches the backing of my quilt I was going to use for bumper pads but changed my mind on making. Now all that fabric will not be wasted.

    I know what you mean about panic attacks though. I still have wall hangings to embroider and pillows to make.

    • Reply Katie August 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Lynde! Glad you were able to use this tutorial!! My SON is now 3 months old, and his nursery is still not done. He is still sleeping in our room, so he doesn’t mind. At this point, I’m not sure it will ever be complete!! lol

  • Reply Rachael September 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Wonderful tutorial! Just finished a sheet for my sons crib! So excited! Thank you very much!

    • Reply Katie September 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Hi Rachael,
      So glad that it was helpful!! Thanks so much for leaving a quick note!!

  • Reply Jennifer January 1, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Doors it master the type of fabric?

    • Reply Katie January 1, 2015 at 6:29 am

      Hi Jennifer! I use cotton quilting fabric, but flannel would probably also work! You just want something that will be fairly soft, so anything heavier than quilting cotton or flannel probably wouldn’t be ideal. Good luck, and thanks for the question! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Destiny January 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    How did you get the measurement for the crib sheet? I’d like to do the same thing for my pack n play which is drastically smaller. If i were to lay the pack n play mattress down on the fabric how much outer seam should there be and how much corner should I cut? Thanks!

    • Reply Katie January 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Destiny …
      Because the pack n play mattress are pretty thin, I would say to add 10″ to both the length and width of the mattress for your fabric rectangle. Then cut 5″ squares out of the corners. Then follow the same instructions for sewing your elastic pocket … aim for about 3/4″ fold.

      Hope that helps. Let me know if you need more clarification. Thanks for the question, and good luck!

  • Reply Aimee January 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    How thick is the crib mattress you use? I made the sheets (great tutorial!!) before buying the mattress and now I want to be sure to get the right size! Thanks!

    • Reply Katie January 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Hi Aimee, so glad the tutorial was helpful! I just measured, and our mattress is about 5″ thick. 😉

      Thanks for the note! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Megan K January 16, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am not a sewer but I needed new crib sheets and didn’t want to spend tons of money, so I thought I’d give this a whirl. And lo and behold. …I did it! Your directions were wonderful and clear. Thank you thank you thank you! :)

    • Reply Katie January 16, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Yay, Megan!! So glad this worked for you! You just might be hooked on sewing now!! It’s really not that hard, and thre are so many cool things you can make! Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know it worked for you! You made my night!

  • Reply Weekend Wind Down Link Party — Week #8 January 21, 2015 at 12:22 am

    […] Sew A Crib Sheet Mr. And Mrs. Right Coffee Mugs Lemon Berry Iced Tea […]

  • Reply Faye February 13, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Hi Katie
    I’ve just used your tutorial to make my very own fitted crib sheet – it was so easy thanks for such a great tutorial

    Thanks so much
    Faye xx

    • Reply Katie February 13, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Yay! So glad it worked out! Thanks for your note … Made my day! Have a great weekend?

  • Reply Lauren February 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! The crib sheet I made came out perfect and is so cute and way softer than the store bought ones!! Thanks again!!

  • Reply Krystal February 21, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I just finished using your tutorial to make my daughter some new crib sheets. I was nervous because sometimes my measurements can be off and I made the folds for the pocket slightly too big, but it worked. It fits her mattress like a glove. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Arianna Salcedo March 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Can’t wait to make one. You made it very easy to understand.

  • Reply lacey April 12, 2015 at 12:47 am

    My sister-in-law is doing a Star Wars themed nursery and thats not something readily available in crib sheets. Hoping she is happily surprised tomorrow at her shower with her ‘custom crib sheet’ :-)

    • Reply Katie April 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Awesome, Lacey! I hope she loved it!

  • Reply Amanda April 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Love the tutorial! I am going to take a crack at this! Any tips for a newbie purchasing fabric online? I want to make sure I purchase something that is wide enough. :)

  • Reply Shondra April 17, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Hey! Love this tutorial, question? Did you wash the fabric First or are these measurements leaving a tiny room for shrinkage? Just getting ready to make this and realized he fabric I want to use isn’t washed yet :) thanks!

    • Reply Katie April 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Hi Shondra,
      Thanks for the question. Yes … I did wash and dry the fabric first. I should have noted that in my tutorial. Glad you asked!

  • Reply KG’s Nursery | This, That and the In-Between April 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    […] used these three tutorials for her crib skirt, crib sheet and teething rail guard. I’m really pleased with how everything turned out, and the best […]

  • Reply Susan Hanvey April 28, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Thank you for the tip on how to make a cot sheet. This looks simple enough for me to make and they are very expensive to buy in Australia.

  • Reply Bethany @TheQueenBWay May 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Such a Cute Idea! I hate having to settle for sheets and blankets when I have a specific idea in mind but I can’t find the exact one I want from the store (I can be very picky 😉 )! Now, I’ll be able to have EXACTLY what I want, and probably save some money along the way! Thanks for sharing!
    Bethany @TheQueenBWay recently posted…ChangesMy Profile

    • Reply Katie May 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Yes! The sheets are never ‘quite right’, but when you make them yourself, the fabric choices are plentiful and it’s easy to find ‘just the right one’!!

  • Reply Valerie (Perrin) Cronin June 7, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Hi Katie! I decided to make my son a new crib sheet & did a quick google search to find the dimensions to cut the fabric & corners & your tutorial was the 2nd link…. I was so surprised when I saw your picture & recognized you from Alpha Phi! :)
    Valerie (Perrin) Cronin recently posted…“bricks” baby quiltMy Profile

    • Reply Katie June 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Ha! Hi Valerie!! So glad you left a note! How are you!! It’s so funny how people from APhi keep popping up! Hope you’re well and hope your crib sheet turned out! :)

  • Reply Nursery Decorating on a Budget | Beth Bowen July 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

    […] and he ruins one, I don’t have to feel sick about the untimely death of some $60 crib sheet. Crib sheet tutorial Changing pad […]

  • Reply Flo @ Butterfly Quilting July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Hi there. Love the instructions, and I am making some sheets for my first grandchild.
    But, I think there is a misprint in the length of elastic. It was way too short, and when I think about it, one side of the sheet is almost that long, so I used about 140″, then cut it back a bit.
    Flo @ Butterfly Quilting recently posted…a relaxing paradise holidayMy Profile

  • Reply Sewing Machine Tantrums and FibroFog | jcdouglas designs August 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    […] I’m not going to be late for Baby Ring’s nursery!! The crib sheets (7 of them) have been done for months. (here is a link to the tutorial I used as a guide to get started) […]

  • Reply Make a Fitted Sheet August 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    […] now that I forgot to take a picture of folding the corners together to sew, SO click the link here to see the original tutorial if you are at all confused on what to […]

  • Reply OG September 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    […] Another thing I had been planning on doing was making a crib sheet for Gwen. I hadn’t really found one that I liked except for a $60.00 one on Etsy. I do have a sewing machine and she is just going to poop on it anyway so I figured I may as well make my own. I also ended up making bumpers because she learned how to roll over (as you saw in my last post.) Her chubby legs were getting wedged between the bars on her crib. Here is the tutorial I used for the crib sheet: http://viewfromthefridge.com/sew-a-crib-sheet-baby-3-gets-bedding/ […]

  • Reply Kimberly October 31, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I’m new to sewing and would like to try this. I’d like to order my fabric online but I’m not sure how many yards of fabric 45”x69” is.. can you tell me how much I should buy? Thanks!

    • Reply Katie November 13, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Hi Kimberly … If you fabric is at least 44″-45″ wide, then ordering 2 yards (which would be 72″ total of length) should be sufficient! Thanks for the question!

  • Reply Sew a crib sheet baby #3 gets bedding! - View From The Fridge - Urban Angels November 1, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    […] Read More Source: – plthumper […]

  • Reply Janet Reeves February 3, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    thank you so much for the instructions. I don’t need a crib sheet but am making the mattress, sheets, pillow & quilt for a doll bed. I made a little one years ago but your sheet is much simpler. come to think of it, I didn’t have a pattern or instructions (it was before I found the internet) I just winged it. the mattress even has the piping edge. it’s in my storage unit which I am hoping to find someone and the money to move it all here. it’s currently 55 miles away, my car is broke down and I can’t get to the rest of my sewing things. I would show you a picture if I had it. I think the idea was to make it for my Tiny Tears doll but was too small for her but I had fun with it anyway. Tiny Tears did get her own comfy chair so she’s happy. lol I’m 64 and still enjoy my baby doll. I also make art dolls and do art quilting , paint, knit, crochet, woodworking and woodburning and anything else I think will strike my creativity. I am currently making a pocket mail slot holder to hang on the wall or over the door but am overwhelmed with the fabric choices. my daughter is really picky and likes modern stuff whereas I am more eclectic and more on the old primitive, rustic, bohemian style. wish me luck that she will like what I end up with !!! thank you again for the tutorial !

  • Reply Lara February 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I made a lot of crib sheets for my son when he was in the crib, then when that transitioned to the toddler bed, I took some of those crib sheets, and made a matching top sheet/pillow case (travel size). I sewed the top sheet to the bottom sheet to they never came untucked. It was awesome, and so simple.

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge