Post # 1
I’ve recently started looking for crib bedding and have found a few I like, but nothing I’m crazy about. Especially for what the sets cost! Would I be crazy to try to make my own? I’m not very experienced at sewing, but I do have a sewing machine and time to practice. Have any of you momma bees made your own? Any tips? Did you find you saved money vs. buying something already made?
Post # 3
They would not be hard to make. I debated making my own (and I am not that awesome at sewing), but then thought about how they will get spit up, poop, vomit etc on them regularly. I decided I could use my time better. But if you want to- I totally think you could do it.
Post # 4
If you make it yourself make sure it’s not too padded or thick it could cause the crib to get too hot or it could be a suffocation hazard. Look up SIDS and SUID in regards to safe sleeping 🙂
Post # 5
There are quite a few patterns for crib bedding sets:
If you’re not familiar with sewing patterns, the KwikSew ones are probably the best place to start.
Post # 6
@prettyinpink11: Absolutely! I plan to research the heck out of it.
@Anise: Thank you!
Post # 7
You’re not crazy at all. I’m planning to do this too. It’ll be cheaper than buying, and give you more choices for patterns and colours. I don’t think you’ll need a ton of sewing experience to make a few fitted sheets. It sounds like a good beginner project.
@Anise: Thanks for posting patterns. I’m bookmarking them too.
Post # 8
We (and by we, I mean my mom, haha) made some for ourselves. I think it sort of depends what pieces you want. We only wanted a fitted sheet for actually in the crib (due to SIDS risk), so that was easy. We created other pieces for the nursery, but nothing else that could be dangerous (a diaper hanger, a piece that attaches to crib for storage, curtains, and a blanket that doesn’t go in the crib). It’s not crazy, but if you think you might struggle, it may not actually save you a ton if you have to spend money on extra fabric for “mistakes”. Good luck!
Post # 9
You do you know that you do not have to buy crib “sets” and you really all you need is a fitted flat sheet that you can purchase easily on many different web sites for pretty cheap. I have 4 fitted sheets for my son’s crib and only 1 was on the spendy side. The rest were slightly used and in really really good shape that I bought for less than 10 dollars. I have seen brand new ones that is just a fitted sheet for less than 10 dollars on like Amazon to other sites
Post # 10
You are definitely going to save money by doing it yourself if you have enough experience, I’ve looked at some custom crib bedding sites and the bedding I like runs $650+. Thank goodness my mom is an excellent sewer–she’s going to make bebe’s bedding for me.
I will agree with a PP that said you might not save that much money if you have a few mess-ups. Fabric is off-the-charts expensive for some reason! If you find a simple enough pattern and do well following directions, you should be just fine–and what a fun personal touch to the nursery!
Post # 11
My only concern is that a home sewn fitted sheet wouldn’t hold up to the amount of washing that will be required (corners and where elastic attaches to fabric). If you can make it sturdy, go for it!