Looking for another personal touch to add to your baby’s nursery? The Style Safari is back to share an easy DIY tutorial for handmade linens that are a completely customizable option when choosing from over 650,000 designs in the Spoonflower Marketplace. The best part about Stefanie’s project is that you’ll be able to complete your crib sheet in under and hour which means more time with baby!
- 2 yards of fabric
- 5-6’ of ¼” elastic
- Sewing Machine
- Safety Pin
- Ruler/Measuring Tape
Cut the Fabric
Cut your pre-washed fabric so it’s 45” x 69”. If you chose a knit to make your sheet, it may have shrunk to less than 69” – this is not a problem as the fabric will still stretch over the mattress.
Cut out 8” squares out of each of the 4 corners, and pin the WRONG sides together on each corner.
Sew the Seams
In order to sew a clean french seam, sew each corner together first with the wrong sides facing (pattern side out) with 1/4“ seam allowance. Trim to 1/8“.
Turn the sheet inside out and sew another 1/4“ seam on all 4 corners with the right sides together, enclosing the previous seam line, so there are no raw edges.
Hem the Fabric
If you chose a woven fabric, fold and press the hem of your sheet up 1/4“. Then fold and press up to 1/2“ to create a casing for the elastic. For a knit, pin the double fold instead of pressing. Sew around the edge of the fold, leaving a 2” opening.
Insert the Elastic
Cut your elastic 64” long and attach a safety pin to one end, feeding the elastic through the entire casing. Hold on to the end to make sure you don’t lose it as you pull the elastic through. Overlap the elastic by 1-2” and using a zig zag stitch secure the two ends together.
Sew up the 2” hole in the casing and admire your work! We’d love to see your version of the crib sheet! Be sure to snap a pic so we can see what designs you chose and use #spoonflower and #stylesafaribaby!
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About the Guest Blogger
Stefanie Schoen is a blogger, designer and avid sewist who loves mixing prints and playing with color. She lives outside of San Francisco, where she enjoys wine tasting with her husband, playing tennis and snowboarding, and making the perfect matcha latte. Stefanie blogs about her latest travels, fashions and DIY projects weekly and can be found over at TheStyleSafari.com