I wanted to make a crib skirt because my white one had a mysterious large stain on it and I didn't want to buy a new one. I'm a cheap crafty person. I wanted something fun and different. Mainly, I wanted something no one else had! I like to be a little different, not much, but a little.
Since I can't sew I googled no-sew crib skirts and found three helpful tutorials. Numbers also hurt my brain....I'm serious, I get flustered and confused and once fractions are thrown in I'm a mess. Fear not if you are the same as me and you are wanting to make a no-sew crib skirt. This was painless and reasonably easy.
If you've bought nursery furniture you know it all looks the same. It's either a dark espresso, white, or light brown. I wanted a nursery that wasn't like every other nursery but I wanted to use the same stuff we bought for our first baby.
However, this look is right up my alley!
I didn't make a tutorial for the skirt I made BUT I will be sharing links to the three tutorials I used as a reference.
Kelly from a View Along the Way gives great tips on measuring and different ideas on attaching the skirt.
Do It On a Dime Family has a great video tutorial on YouTube. She actually referred to a tutorial she found from Young House Love which is very helpful.
Young House Love has a video tutorial on YouTube too. I like this one the best but they are all very helpful. I'm a visual person and I think that's why I like this one the best.
- Use a fabric with a pattern! It's easier to cut a straight line.
- Measure! Measure! Measure! I went as far as drawing a sketch of the crib and writing down the measurements for each side (told ya I'm visual).
- Cut one side at a time, don't cut all three sides at once. I figured if I did one panel at a time I could salvage fabric if I messed up.
- I used Velcro to attach my skirt instead of push pins since we have a metal frame the mattress sits on.
- Buy a little extra fabric (maybe 1/2 a yd).
Total I spent $25 for fabric and no sew hem tape. If I would have used a coupon for the fabric I could have saved a little more cash. I also had the Velcro on hand so I didn't spend any money on that. I'm sure a few people will say you could buy a crib skirt cheaper but there's no way it would look this cute!! You could also add some cute pom-pom ribbon to the bottom or ruffles but the cost would be a little more.
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