Why you should make a crib sheet:

I have 4 boys.  They are incredibly good at breaking things.  Sometimes that can be really depressing, but one thing they can’t break is bedding–which is why it’s always one area I love to invest in when it comes to decorating.  Since having  baby number 4, I’ve had the chance to make a crib sheet multiple times.  I love how they instantly change the entire room.  Plus, they are also pretty simple to sew.

 For my crib sheet tutorial, I’ll be using Double Brushed Poly Knits from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  Their entire selection can be found here.  It’s the some of the softest knit fabric you can find and it’s my favorite to work with.

Baby on a modern crib with a green patterned fitted crib sheet.

Supplies to sew a crib sheet:

Three baby mattresses with fitted crib sheets behind a baby.

For the crib sheet tutorial, watch the video below.

Steps for sewing a crib sheet:

  1.  First, start by cutting your fabric into a 66 x 44 inch rectangle.
  2. You then will cut an 8×8 inch square from each of the 4 corners.
  3. Next, pin the sides of each corner, right sides together, and then sew using a zig-zag stitch.
  4. Then, fold the raw edge in about 3/4 inch and sew to create a casing.  Be sure to leave an opening to thread your elastic through.
  5. Next, grab your safety pin and pin it through the edge of your quarter inch elastic.  I used about 65-70 inches of quarter inch elastic
  6. Use the safety-pinned end of your elastic to thread the elastic through your casing.
  7. After you pull the elastic through the entire casing, overlap the ends of the elastic and sew with a zigzag stitch.
  8. Finally, sew the casing closed and enjoy your new crib sheet!

If you love sewing with knits, check out this diy knit dress tutorial or this knit skirt tutorial!

baby on a toddler bed with a yellow crib sheet.

Baby sleeping on a fitted crib sheet.

Baby on crib with a yellow fitted sheet. Text reads "make your own crib sheet"