Thanks A Lot Roeshel!!!
This weekend I was able to go over to my sister in laws home and work on the nursery. The first project I decided to work on is the crib skirt! I got this idea from Sherry who made a crib skirt for her daughter.
Here is the steps that I took:
I started with this shower curtain from Target
After figuring out the measurements needed for the crib skirt, I started to mark the fabric. The width is 50” and the length/height/drop of the skirt will be 16”
I started with the drop of the skirt. The finished ‘drop’ will be 16” and the stitch witchery is 1” wide so I had to add that to my measurement. If I was using a regular cut of fabric without a hem already (see above photo), then I would have added another inch to cover the bottom hem
Then, it was time to measure out the width of the skirt (Below)
because I’m using one side of the shower curtain has the hem, again I only had to add an inch to the the measurement to make up for the hem tape so instead of 50” I measured up to 51”
Below is where I made my first cut. Because of where I made my mark at 51”, I was able to cut along the green stripe!
Once I cut to my pen mark…
I folded the fabric up to make my final cut along the crease
Here is the cut fabric. Now its time to hem the raw edges!
I did it the same way I did when I made the the curtains for the ‘Big Boy’ room.
Lay out the fabric, place the hem tape on top, then fold and iron
Next its time to add the strips of velcro to attach it to the crib frame
I put the soft side on the fabric so it can be washed with other items without getting ‘attached’ to it
Then I applied the skirt to the frame
One side down, two more to go!
Next up in the nursery project…. A DIY mobile!
Have you ever made a crib skirt? Or a bed skirt for that matter! I need to learn how to make one of those too!