Fitted Crib Sheets (DIY)

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet

Fitted sheets with beautiful fabric can run upwards of 40+ dollars PER sheet. However, buying your own fabric (even at a steep 20$ a yard) you can likely get many of your themes elements included in making your own custom fitted sheets and get exactly what you like for less.

I tend to wander aimlessly around JoAnn’s fabric, which is where I bought these prints. I have been digitally wandering around SpoonFlower as well, but I’ve yet to buy anything—let me know if you’ve had a good experience!

What you’ll need

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Ruler/Measuring tool
  • Rotary Cutter (or scissors)
  • Long needle (or long safety pin)
  • Thread
  • 2 yards of fabric (45 inches wide)
  • 2-3 yards of 1/4 inch elastic
Step 1

Measure the length of the mattress and add 16 inches to the measured length. 72 inches is the length of 2 yards, you’ll likely need to cut away about 1-2 inch.

Step 2

Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise cut away an 8-inch square from each end.

Step 3

Sew together the newly-cut corners (ugly sides out).

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet

Step 4

Fold over a half inch and iron. Optionally fold a second time and iron down around the entire edge of the sheet.

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet

Step 5

Sew mostly all the way around the edge to create a seam, keeping part of the seam open to thread through the elastic.

Step 6

If you’re using a long needle, you’ll want to sew the elastic around the needle, otherwise just use a long safety pin.

Step 7

Once threaded through the seam,  Pin ends in place and sew over the elastic. You may need to stretch the fabric while you sew.

Done! 🙂

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