making my own crib sheetsSaturday, August 09, 2014
I made something for Baby Pribs! This is very exciting for me because my sewing machine had been packed away for months prior to making these and before I even packed it away I wasn't completely comfortable working on it (got it for free off of Craigslist and it sometimes jams the thread up).
Once we found out we were pregnant and I had time to think about the nursery decor I knew I wanted to have something handmade in there, but I wasn't sure what. I heavily considered making a quilt, but knew that there was a BIG chance it might end up a half-way done project with the scraps of fabric thrown in a bag and ultimately placed in a dark closet, forgotten until Baby Pribs was 18 and off to college. No dice. I also considered for a millisecond the idea of making clothes. And then I let that thought fly out the window because nothing about making clothes excites me.
Make your own crib sheets! Perfect! If a mom can do this, then certainly can I!
I set out to Jo-Ann's with a giftcard in hand and bought two types of fabric. One modern fresh type and the other comfy and cozy (great for those cold winter days). I also purchased skinny elastic. And then the supplies sat in the nursery....waiting to be used. I am really bad about starting sewing projects. I don't know why because I almost always love the finished product...and I loved this finished product. I even made the sheets before we had a mattress. That's how fool proof the tutorial is. And for the polka dot sheet, I had about 3" less fabric width-wise than I needed and it still turned out okay.