Quick and Easy Crib Sheet
Do you have 2 yards of fabric, elastic, sewing machine and thread? Well you can make a crib sheet for your baby or as a gift!
First step is to cut out 8″ by 8″ squares from all corners( I measured using Omnigrid Ruler). In a previous tutorial, called St. Patrick’s Day Drawstring Bags with a Twist, I explained how you can use these leftover pieces to make drawstring bags.
In order to get a crisp even hem, I pressed the sheet all around 1/2 inch. Once finished I cut four pieces of 3/8 elastic, 15 inches long. I folded each piece of elastic in half and placed the elastic in the middle of each corner’s seam(there will be 7.5 inches on either side). I then sewed it in placed and backstitched. I then measured 12 inches in each direction and used a straight stitch to hold the elastic in place on both sides(so you will have three lines of stitches on each piece of elastic).
Using the zigzag stitch, I pulled on the elastic with the fabric until it was taut and began to sew all around the sheet. Just to add extra stability, I repeated this step. You will get a good workout on your arms holding the fabric and pulling for about 230 inches! Last step is to fold the fabric and elastic down using the crease where you pressed it before. Sew all the way around. IMPORTANT: Stretch the fabric where elastic is located.
For those Princess and the Frog fans, below are photos of a crib sheet I made using serged edges and finished with a single stitch. As you can see, there are many different ways to make your own one-of-a-kind crib sheet!