Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY fitted crib sheets


As I mentioned my parents came into town to see the pregnant belly and help with some fun spud projects. My mom and I decided to make fitted crib sheets and fitted spud box sheets. It took us about a day to DIY our 4 fitted sheets. I made a few measuremental errors...so perhaps it could have gone smoother had I been 100% paying attention. But it was fun to make this together and turned out just as I had in my head for her room.
There are tons of great tutorials out there to make fitted sheets, and it's rather simple. (I like this one on danamadeit). I couldn't find sheets that I loved for the spud room...so I decided we could make our own. I bought a twin size amy butler sheet set at Bed Bath and Beyond. It's normally $70 for the set, but we bought it on sale and with a 20% off coupon for $20! They are quirky, amy butler (my favorite) and turquoise! It was perfect because sheets already come super soft and high thread count- where fabric may or may not be....and even though its cute, it's expensive. So this route was the best for me.
A twin sized flat sheet can make 2 crib size fitted sheets, and the twin fitted sheet made 2 spud-box sheets. The spud box is similar in size to a long diaper changing pad...so you could potentially make those if you don't have a spud box to sew for :)

I had a hard time finding conversions for twin sheet to crib sheet (FYI- wikipedia's bedding sizes). We also re-used the elastic in the twin fitted sheet, I just cut it out and I had my own 1/4" elastic to thread through the whole fitted sheet casing. Some people choose to do just elastic on the corners, I like the look of elastic gathering the fabric through the whole sheet. I am sure the other way would be easier though.
Here are my dimensions...if it helps.

2 crib fitted sheets from 1 twin flat sheet:
-flat sheets are around 102" x 72", then we trimmed off all of the seams
-our standard crib mattress is 52" x 28" x 5"
-cut two rectangles of 68" x 44" fabric
-then cut 8" squares from each corner

2 co-sleeper fitted sheets:

-our spud box crib mattress/foam is 36" x 16" x 3"
-cut two rectangles of 48" x 28" fabric
-then cut 6" squares from each corner

From here I'd follow the tutorial for nice instructions on sewing the fitted sheets. 

[my mom smiling the whole project long... amazing to have the help and motivation!]




...I think it looks nice with the grey walls...not overly girly either. More pictures to come as we finish up the spud room!

3 comments:

  1. Love it! They look perfect in the room :) I think that was my favorite part before the boys came, getting their nursery ready! They love their quiet little room, which makes me so happy! Enjoy your nesting time :)

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    1. yes, the nursery has been fun... thank you for your well wishes! nesting is my favorite pastime, if only i had an endless checking account.

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  2. I wasn't sure what to think about Honeymoon Bed Sheet Set from Bizarkdeal with the price so cheap, but as soon as we opened the package and put it on our bed, I fell in love. My husband, on the other hand, has complained about sliding off the bed every night, but I just laugh. I am in complete awe of this set and will be buying more in the future. If you enjoy the silky feeling in bed, these sheets are for you!

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