No Sew Crib Bed Skirt
Are you putting together a nursery?
I’m so excited to share this with you all! I made my own DIY no sew crib bed skirt for my sons nursery before he was born and I thought what I was I was throwing together would be a sloppy excuse for something I should have bought. That was not the case, at all! It turned out so perfect and adjusted with the height of his mattress so easily. The best part was it only cost me a few bucks! Seriously.
I always worry that a DIY project, as simple as it may be, is out of someones skill level. Well let me be 100% honest when I tell you that anyone can do this one! It’s so simple.
Okay, let me show you how!
You only need a few things: 2 yards of fabric, hemming tape, ribbon, scissors, an iron and a damp rag.
I will go ahead a disclose that I’m not sure all cribs have a standard height adjustment on the mattress. You may want to measure the height of your mattress at the highest level. Go ahead and measure from the ground to the bottom of the mattress to make sure my measurements will work for your crib. If you are coming up with a different height than I have then you will want to make sure to add a few inches to overlap the frame. For example, my baby’s crib mattress sits at 18″ at the highest and my crib skirt is 20″ tall.
Your longer side will be 52″ long and your shortest will be 26″. If you measurements are the same as mine that a 52″ x 20″ and 26″ x 52″. This is important: you need to add at least an inch on each side to allow for room to hem it. Before hemming the fabric, the pieces I cut were 54″ x 22″ and 28″ x 22″.
Also note that since my crib is against the wall I only needed to make 1 longer piece and 2 shorter ones.
Now that the fabric cut let’s move on to the next step.
The next thing you need to do is fold your edges over about an inch and iron them. This will make it much easier to insert the hemming tape iron down your seams. Speaking of, go ahead and open that hemming tape and cut strips as long as each edge. Place the hemming tape under the edge you just ironed down. Most hemming tapes will require you use a damp towel and iron to add moisture to seal the adhesive. Follow the instructions on the hemming tape to seal down all edges.
Tip: when you get to the corners you may need to trim a little bit off the corner so you don’t have any fabric hanging off your pretty edges. Image #1.
Next, and final, step…
Make some small slits in the top edge of each piece for the ribbons. I put 4 ribbons on the longer piece and 3 on the smaller ones. Cutting the ribbon about 10-12 inches long will insure you have enough room to tie a bow around the mattress frame. I did skimp out on this part and used some yarn I had at home instead of buying ribbon for something that would not be visible(Image #3). You can use whatever you want for the ties because once the mattress covers it it will not be seen. Image #2 in the view from above my baby’s crib(at the lowest level).
Now all you have to do is attach those babies!
How simple was that? No sewing at all! Once you all have made these awesome crib bedskirts I would love for you to drop a picture in the comments or even over on the facebook page! Let me see your creations!