DIY crib sheet. This surely is a quick and simple project. Learn how to make a fitted crib sheet, no matter your sewing skill level, with this easy tutorial.
It’s funny that the most time-consuming part of this simple DIY project is feeding the elastic through the casing.
DIY crib sheets – make the best choice for your baby
Crib sheets are definitely a necessity and it’s always handy to have a good few of them, as things tend to get messy pretty quick with babies.
Make your crib sheet in a beautiful fabric to complete the nursery of your dreams – there are so many prints and patterns to choose from!
DIY crib sheets also make a great baby shower gift!
Or maybe you can turn some old sheets into crib sheets to save money.
Either way, why settle for the crib sheets they have in stores when you can have something better?
This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make your own fitted crib sheet.
I love flannel sheets, they are so soft and cozy – perfect for keeping the little ones warm on chilly winter nights. And we do have some rough winters here, I can tell you.
Here’s how I made my flannel fitted crib sheet. The directions are super easy to follow, as you’ll see for yourself.
These dimensions fit standard U.S. crib mattresses – 27-28″ wide, 51-52″ long, and 3-6″ deep.
DIY crib sheet – Sewing supplies
- 2 yards of fabric
- approx. 60-70” of ¼” elastic
- sewing machine
- thread, pins, safety pins
- ruler/measuring tape
- 8″ square paper pattern for cutting out corners
How to Make a DIY Crib Sheet: 6 Simple Steps (with Pictures)
Cut your fabric so that you get a piece measuring 68” long x 44” wide.
Cut 8 inch squares out of all four corners.
Your piece of fabric for the DIY crib sheet should now look like this:
Pin the edges of your cut corners, right sides together. Sew with a 5/8″ seam allowance to create corner seams. Use a backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Repeat for all other corners.
Finish the edges of each of the four corners with a serger or a zig-zag stitch.
Hem the edge of the sheet. You can use a serger, a zig-zag stitch, or you can fold the edge under 1/4″ and press with an iron.
I serged all the way around. That’s by far the easiest and fastest method to finish the 224″ long edge of the crib sheet.
Make a small casing for the elastic. Fold the edge under 1/2 inch and sew it with a straight stitch. Leave a 1” opening, so you can insert the elastic.
Cut your elastic 60-70” long and attach safety pins to both ends. Feed the elastic through the entire casing.
Overlap your elastic ends and sew them together.
Sew the small opening shut.
And that’s all!