Post # 1
I need to make DS a custom crib sheet because his mattress and pad are 3″ thicker than standard mattresses and standard crib sheets don’t fit his bed. Boo.
On top of that, most fabrics are only 44″ widths, but since his bed is wider/higher/whatever, I would need a 70″ width.
Which means I can’t make a crib sheet out of ONE piece of fabric, it will have to be pieced together. I will be flying by the seat of my pants because there are no tutorials out there for a crib sheet that has multiple pieces of fabric.
What i will be doing is have the entire top of the sheet, where he will lay, be one piece of the same fabric. Around the sides of the mattress will be a different piece.
My dilemma is choosing two coordinating fabrics.
Right now his room has a crib skirt that is green chevron and multi colored owls. The rest of his room is navy, green, yellow, white and grey.
These are the options: the plain navy cloth with the chevron on the sides
OR the multi-colored owls with the navy chevron on the sides.
Which looks better? DH likes both patterns together, but I’m wondering if it’s too busy.
I took pictures of each of the fabrics with the crib skirts to get a good visual
Post # 3
Go onto project nursery for more ideas. I would make different combinations of the three fabrics. You will want more than one set of crib sheets since they spit up and have accidents that the diaper didn’t catch.
btw good job on the crib skirt!
Post # 4
You will want more than one set, so I say both! The other thing you could do is use an actual twin sized sheet as the fabric to start with since they are one piece and wider.
Also, those are awesome owls. Well, all those fabrics really are great!!
Post # 5
@chasesgirl: My son is actually already 6 months old, he is past the spitting up stage and doesn’t ever had blowouts… like EVER. and he’s cloth diapered so that helps. Anyhow- yes I know I will need another sheet but he has gotten by these few months without one at all haha. We’ve used a blanket tucked into the sides of the mattress.
If I had enough fabric to make both I would, but I don’t think I will 🙁
@chasesgirl: i actually have a twin duvet I found at a thrift store I’m planning to repurpose into a sheet!
Oh and thanks! I love the crib skirt :):)
Post # 6
You could just use bed sheet grippers which would anchor under the corners of the mattress to keep standard sheets in place.
Sheets are a great source for wide fabric, A double flat sheet is 81″ x 96″.
Post # 7
@julies1949: no, a standard sheet won’t even go under the mattress!
Post # 8
Well, if you are only making one I like the chevrons on the side. It’s a little less busy than the owls.
Post # 9
@chasesgirl: I agree if you’re only making one then the chevrons.