Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to make a Crib Bed Skirt

Last night my sweet friend Katie came over to help make the bed skirt for the crib. I  did a lot of research on what I thought was best for our style as well as how easy it was going to be make it.  After seeing this one on one of my favorite blogs, I decided that was it. Simple and easy to long as I have someone with me who knows what they are doing :)

Katie loaded up all her gear and her little girl Turner and headed to our house! 

Katie measured the crib first then cut the fabric into 3 different panels.  I wanted the bed skirt to be able to move with the crib as baby P gets older. So we made panels that tie to the springs under the mattress. That way when we move the mattress down we can pull the bed skirt up so it won't drag the floor.  Make sense?

Then we measured again to make sure we had plenty of fabric for each panel. Score! We measured right! Instead of sewing every single side, we decided to use Stitch Witchery. I got this from Joanne's for $3.  This saved us a lot of time and energy. Especially since this made for a smoother finish.  It was very easy to do. We folded each side twice (1 inch) and ironed down. Measured again to make sure we were still ok. Once we had everything perfectly straight we added the stitch witchery. We used a damp cloth over the fabric and pressed with the iron for 20 seconds. This bonded it all together beautifully.

Don't worry. I really was helping! But did take a break to play with baby T!  Isn't she precious?!?!  Katie did all the measuring and I did all the ironing. 

Actually, we did have a baby sitter. 
MR.P to the rescue! He did a great job with Turner. He even went and got us pizza so we didn't starve :)

Half way done.  Just making sure the length is just perfect.

Once all the panels were done, Katie finished them off by adding ties to the top so they would stay in place under the mattress. 5 ties to the front panel and 3 to each side panel.  She's so talented!!

All done!!  It's perfect! Exactly what I wanted!

The finished product. The total cost was probably $20.

Now I just need to add the mattress back in and the sheet!  Things are coming together!

Fabric is from Premier Fabrics.


Amber B. said...

This is the same pattern/method that my mom and I used to make Liam's crib skirt. You will LOVE it. His mattress is lowered now and it was so easy to adjust the skirt. And it still looks great.

And I LOVE the fabric you chose. :-)

Jenn and Billy said...

Looks awesome Beth! You and Katie might be helping me one day :) Love your ideas!

Mrs.BigTime said...

Hi Beth,

I wanted to stop by this morning and let you know how deeply happy I am for you and your husband. Obviously, I don't know you in real life, but your joy and faith are so evident in your writing and it is a blessing to be a part of your life, if only through the internet. I am so excited for this new season - your baby will be here before you know it!

- Stephanie

P.S. The crib skirt is adorable. I love the chevron print!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I am so impressed with you!! You will have to visit and help me when the time comes :)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

it looks amazing! i can't wait to see the room complete :)

HannahJ said...

I Love it! Great fabric choice- I have the same fabric for pillows on my couch- dont you just love Premiere Prints??! I use their fabric ALL the time!- so chic and affordable-and high quality.

Scientific Housewife said...

Love the fabric! Very pretty :)

abby @ tales and trials said...

LOVE the fabric you chose. The crib skirt turned out perfect! Can't wait to see the rest of the room when it's done.

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

So, I found you through Brit and Dave (even though I don't follow her, every month or so, I end up at her site) but loved the waiting on Him poem that she copied in her blog of yours (or someone else's?). Also, y'all're from GA, I mean, hello, what's better? That's right. Nothing. You like to save; this coming from the girl who lives off coupons. Lastly, I am dying at the fact that you stand on your toilet to take full length pictures. That is all, just wanted to send some love!

Keri Kosier said...

How many yards of fabric did you use total for the skirt??

Chrissi said...

love this....just need some information :) how many yards did you purchase to make this happen? can't wait to make my own here in the next month :) thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I love this and I'm planning starting on it tomorrow with my mom's help. Can you give a clue as to how much fabric (how many yards) I will need.