Have you ever thought of making your own fitted crib sheet? This is a great beginner level project for a baby shower gift or for your own baby’s crib. If you are an experienced sewer then this is a fast gift you can whip up in less than an hour. The supply list is pretty short and straight forward.
- 2 yards of fabric ** helpful hint ** make sure it measures at least 44 inches across. Anything shorter won’t work.
- 90 inches of elastic. I used quarter-inch wide.
Wash and iron your fabric before working with it.
Cut your fabric to measure 44×68 inches. Then fold it in half, lengthwise and then in half again. Sew the four corners are all together. Next you need to cut out an 8×8 square from the corners. This will create your fitted crib sheet corners once sewn together.
Here is my favorite video for the sewing instructions and two options for adding the elastic. Dana from Made Everyday is a wonderful creative and teacher.
I loved the fabric I chose so much that I picked up another yard 36×44 and 1 yard of Gray Minky Dot. Measured the minky to match the measurements of the floral fabric, placed right sides together and sewed around the edges leaving a 3 inch opening. Turned the blanket right side out and sewed about a quarter-inch top stitch all around the blanket closing off the 3 inch opening in the process. DONE. Matching baby blanket and Fitted Crib Sheet.