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From: jessicarenae_21
Date: 03-31-2007, 10:23 AM (1 of 5)
Hi everyone! I'm not a big sewer and I have some questions if anyone could answer them. I'm making the bedding for my babys crib. I was wondering if all crib bedding was the same size. I bought a pattern for the bedding at Joann fabrics but I don't know if it'll fit the crib. It calls for 4 1/4 yds of fabric for the bumper. Now thats only a 3 sided bumper. I want to make a 4 sided one. I'm so confused! lol! How do I fugure out what I really need?
User: jessicarenae_21
Member since: 03-27-2007
Total posts: 5
From: Patty22
Date: 03-31-2007, 11:30 AM (2 of 5)
Congratulations on the little one....

I would suggest you measure your crib and then compare it to the measurements given on the pattern. If you do a search on the internet for crib size measurements it will vary from 27-28" by 50-52".

If your pattern only calls for bumber pads that cover three sides of your crib.....(I'm not sure which three sides).... just pull out your pattern pieces and make one more of the side that is missing.

I know that buying 2 yards of 44/45" cotton will make one crib sheet. However, be sure to measure the mattress as again the depth of the mattresses differ from maker to maker.

Good for you in making the bedding. It is unbelieveable the cost of some of the bedding accessories for little ones!

If you aren't exactly satisfied with your pattern, try searching the interent for free patterns or ideas. For example ...just in case you're interested.... I bookmarked this site (one day I may be a grandmother?????...right) anyway, it is for making your own diapers.

Many young mothers are so creative and share in their blogs all their great ideas!

Best of luck......
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
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From: jessicarenae_21
Date: 04-01-2007, 09:09 AM (3 of 5)
Thank you very much! I found this fabric online with a safari print and I can't find anything like it! I already have my mind set on the whole design of the babys room! I have a lot of work cut out for myself! Its so exciting though! I'm having a little boy so I figured a design with bright colors in a safari print would be cute! I found one bedding set online kind of like it and it was asking for about $400. Isn't that insane! lol. But thank you and if you have and ideas please let me know!
User: jessicarenae_21
Member since: 03-27-2007
Total posts: 5
From: esrun3
Date: 04-01-2007, 10:50 PM (4 of 5)
Congrats on the baby! I made what seems like tons of sheets for my dd when she was expecting, her bf wanted to buy the crib set so they did that but I've made just about all the blankets, quilts and sheets for the baby. So much fun!! You will have a great time putting your nursery together!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
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From: mommydionne
Date: 04-02-2007, 04:40 PM (5 of 5)
sheets are easy, just get out your crib mattress, measure the top and then add the depth all way around the perimeter, cut out a square at each corner equal to the depth of the mattress,
sew the edges of the cut out squares together, now you have a fitted sheet, finish the edge however you like then take a piece of elastic (I use 1/2 inch wide) measure the perimeter of your mattress and then cut off about a foot or so,
sew this to your edge with a wide zig zag stretching as you sew, don't worry if you have excess elastic at the end as long as you can still fit the sheet on the mattress,
this is so easy once you get the hang of it (I would practice on some old cotton etc, before you use your nice fabric) and much more economical than buying sheets.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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