With my due date fast approaching and a sewing machine that refused to zig zag right in the middle of binding a baby quilt a couple weekends ago, I had to reevaluate what I could actually get done to decorate the nursery. No quilt or bunting hung above the crib, no fabric baskets for the changing table, no nursery bedding… until I remembered that such a thing as hem tape exists.
Some people might find sewing projects intimidating, but I find ironing to be more daunting! But with my sewing machine out of commission, I gave it a try…
And it’s totally easy 🙂
In under an hour I had an adjustable crib skirt that adds a pop of color and hides under-the-crib storage… and maybe more importantly, I could finally scratch the nesting itch that has been driving me crazy.
I used this Pin as inspiration:
The tutorial is great so I’ll let you visit View Along the Way for more details – basically you measure your crib, cut three pieces of fabric, hem (either with iron-on hem tape, or with a sewing machine), and attach! Later, when you need to lower the mattress as baby grows bigger, you can adjust the skirt so it doesn’t bunch up at the bottom.
No Sew Crib Skirt
2 yards of fabric
iron-on hem tape
binder clips (or thumb tacks if your crib base is solid)
Pictures always help!
For reference, my measurements were 27.5″ x 16″ for the two short sides, and 51.5″ x 16″ for the long side. With seam allowance for 5/8″ hem tape, I cut two panels of 31″x20″ and one panel of 55″ x 20″ fabric.
See, super simple!
And now it’s just a waiting game to meet baby girl… very soon!