Do you want to spruce up your nursery but don't know where to start? Look no further! This DIY crib skirt and mini quilt project is easy to follow, and will add a touch of sophistication to your child's room. You'll need some basic supplies, and the end result will be a beautiful crib skirt and mini quilt that you can use for years to come. Let's get started!
DIY: Crib Skirt & Mini Quilt
I hope you all had a great long weekend and filled up on some delicious thanksgiving dinner! I know I did.. it's amazing I have that much room in there for food 😉
I wanted to share some of the "nesting" going on around here. My sister was in town visiting these last few weeks and has been helping me with some sewing projects (Thanks, Mich!). I'm getting more confident with my pink, little sewing machine and can even get by on my own lately.
First up, my crib skirt and a cute little mini quilt:
The crib skirt I managed to tackle on my own referencing a few different tutorials and pretty much hodge-podging it together.
Basically, it's a simple as:
- measure length/width of crib sides (I didn't do the back since it's against the wall).
- cut three pieces of fabric (add extra for seam allowance)
- hem edges
- sew ribbons to top to tie to crib springs.
There is a great no-sew tutorial via Young House Love that uses velcro instead of ribbon, this was a great reference to get me started.
With the ribbons at the top I can adjust the length of the skirt when we lower the mattress of the crib. It was super simple to make although, I must admit, it was time consuming. It took me way longer than expected to cut/hem to make sure all the edges were straight. But, I'm super happy with how it turned out and I only wanted to throw my sewing machine across the room once or twice 😉 Success in my books.
Next project was a mini quilt. Michelle and I made it together, but in reality I have no idea how to make a quilt so she did most of the dirty work. I did what I was told - pinned and ironed and sewed. So no tutorial here mainly because I don't think I can remember how to do it! woops.
It's cute and baby approved:
I've got a few other nesting projects to share and as you can see the nursery is coming together! We are definitely ready to put a baby in there but not quite finished decorating in my books... does it ever really end??
Frequently Asked Questions
How much fabric do I need for a mini crib sheet?
You will need about 2 yards of fabric for a mini crib sheet. This amount will provide adequate coverage so that your child is not exposed to any harmful materials. Consider sizing up if you're concerned about excess material being visible or if you are using a double-sided print design.
What is the purpose of a crib skirt?
Crib skirts are safe because they lay below the mattress and do not interfere with baby's sleep. They are purely aesthetic and might be that final detail that refines your nursery. These come in handy months later when teething is in full effect.
Do you have to use a crib skirt?
Crib skirts are not necessary. Even though crib skirts have some benefits, they are by no means necessary. Plenty of parents go without crib skirts in their babies' nurseries, and their babies are no worse off!