Monday, December 16, 2013

Sewing for Baby: Crib Sheets and Tutorial

I've been gone for a long time, but I am back!  Here is another project for the nursery.  I made Stella 3 crib sheets.  They are pretty easy and cheap too.  The sheets are pretty much the only bedding allowed inside the crib, so they might as well be cute.  
I took 1.5 yards of fabric and folded it into fourths.
Cut an 8x8 square out of the corner with the raw edge.

Now you have this.
Right sides facing, match up the raw edges where you cut out the square.
Then sew or serge the edge.  Continue on all four corners.  It will create a box.
Here is a look at the outside.

If you are serging, serge all the way around the raw edge and then turn 1/2 inch toward the wrong side.
If you are using a standard machine turn under 1/4 inch and then 3/8 inch. You are going to be creating the casing for the elastic.
Then topstitch all the way around leaving enough room for 1/4 inch elastic.  Leave a few inch gap to fit the elastic in.
You will need 80 inches of 1/4 inch elastic.
Hook a safety pin on the end.

Run the elastic all the way through the casing, stitch the elastic together and close the gap by top stitching across the opening.
And that is it.  
They look just like store bought sheets.
Except they are cuter.
Here are all three sheets I made.  The fabrics are Sarah Jane Out to Sea and Children at Play.