HOW TO MAKE FITTED CRIB SHEETS

By Nitin Hariyani

How To Make Fitted Crib Sheet

HOW TO MAKE FITTED CRIB SHEETS

A new baby is quite an exciting time for parents and friends as well. Preparing the new baby's room is also a joyful experience for both Mom and Dad. Most first time parents match the room's décor with the baby's crib sheets. Some mothers even opt for sewing their baby's crib sheets depending on their color scheme as well as the availability of fitted sheet shape. If you are wondering how to make a fitted crib sheet? This blog can address such concerns you have. It is always easier to create your style and shape synonymous with your crib's shape. Let us get started with making the best-fitted crib sheets for your baby's nursery. Learn how to make fitted crib sheets

Starting The Process - How To Make Fitted Crib Sheet?

Bedding material for fitted sheets should be soft and light, remember, your baby will spend at least 18 hours each day sleeping on them. Since your new baby will require comfortable sheets to use during rest periods. Of course, you want the fitted sheet to look expensive, but at the same time, you do not want to spend too much money on bedding. Once you figure out the colors you need to match your décor, you can proceed to choose the bedding material for the fitted sheet.

Finding the Right Crib Bedding

The choices for crib fitted sheets are insurmountable; these choices are either for organic or non-organic material. The organic material may inspire you also. Shopping for bedding will excite you; understand that the making of a crib fitted sheet should encourage you to purchase the best fabric for the fitted sheets. Whether you choose vintage prints, polka dot, or a plain piece of fabric, remember that your baby's bed should be comfy. You may also want to skim through a catalog that may give you an idea of the design needed. Your baby's crib should include bumpers and should look very modern and stylish. An excellent choice for baby's bedding is traditional cotton; there is much other option such as soft organic cotton or flannel. 

Making Fitted Crib Sheets

Creating your look is always the classical, and cheaper way to go. You may realize that opting to sewing or creating your baby's bedding is a better and more inexpensive route to take. Follow a simple fitted sheet direction and produce a gorgeous fitted sheet for your baby. Best of all, you can now create a signature baby fitted sheet set as a gift at a baby shower.

DIY for Fitted Crib Sheets

There are many ways to create your crib fitted sheet one can make a fitted sheet with French seams or make one with a standard corner. It may seem challenging at first, but it is easy once you learn how you will not resort to buying another crib sheet. Let us begin with creating a French seam crib fitted sheet: You will need at least 2 yards of your favorite cloth. Ensure that it is pre-washed and 100 percent cotton. One (1/4) inch elastic, 60-70 inches long. A measuring tape

simple steps to make fitted crib sheets

Simple 8 Steps To Make Fitted Crib Sheet

  1. Make Arrangement of Cloths: Spread the pre-wash fabric on a flat surface and cut the fabric to size. If the measurement is the same as the cloth example, 45 inches wide, you do not have to cut the width, since the width is a perfect size. Use the measuring tape and cut straight across. You now have a piece of cloth with the measurement 69 inches by 44 or 45 inches.
  2. Cutting Corners- On each corner of your fabric, measure 8-inch squares with your measuring tape.
  3. Sewing Corner seams- Stich a corner seam on fabric with a sewing machine. Ensure the sheeting material is right sides out, now fold one cut corner over and onto itself. The two raw edges you cut a while ago should be lining up together. Stitch approximately a ¼ seam along the cut edges. Trim of 1/8 of the sewn edge carefully. There is another way to stitch the material (in case you are confused) but, you should trust me on this one! The result will be perfect.
  4. Corner Seams continued- Stitch the corner seams on the wrong side out. Then turn the fabric over so that the wrong side is still outside. The seams should be on the inside, worthy of mention is this may be wrong to you, but please follow through until the end. You can choose to hot press the seams down into its place. Again, with the wrong sides out, you will stitch a quarter inch seam along the outside of the first seam sewn. This stitch is called the French seam, where the raw edge of the material encloses within the double seams was stitched. Your sheet edge should look neat and tidy now.
  5. French Seams: Stitch all four corners, repeat stitch around 4-5 times on each of the corners.
  6. Sewing Elastic Casing parts- While sewing, fold the raw edge of material over a half-inch all around the sheet material press tightly for the best accuracy. To encase the raw edges, fold another half inches and sew very close to the second fold, this will close the casing up all around the crib fitted sheet.
    Leave at least 2- 4 inches on the casing seam for the elastic to insert and exit.
  7. Step Seven- Insert elastic in the French seams using around 62 inches of the quarter elastic band. On the end of the 62-inch elastic, attach a safety pin and pull the casing all the way around. Sending the elastic through snug will encourage a snug fit, which is most appropriate for babies and, the top sheet will fit perfectly over the fitted sheet.
  8. Step Eight: Stitch the elastic to the material and complete the casing. Fold over the ends of the elastic by two inches. Pull and stitch the elastic over the stitched casing, and close it off with a stitch.
Making your baby's very own fitted sheet is quite inexpensive and commendable. Fitted sheets are simple to make and less time consuming than going to the store to purchase them. In our blog "how to make fitted crib sheets", if you want to add something please comment. Also find more blogs here.

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