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How to Make a Crib Sheet

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSewing for your nursery can be so much fun! This tutorial will show you how to make a crib sheet, and you will be amazed at just how easy it is.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogIt seems like options at the store are so limited, especially when you have a certain color scheme in mind. When you look to fabric, your options seem endless! So for the price of fabric and a little bit of time, you can make a crib sheet that fits exactly what you envision for baby’s nursery.

~ Supplies ~

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

2 yards of fabric (44-45″ wide)
(I used Blue Floral from Kensington by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake)
2 yards of 1/4″ elastic
Matching thread
Fabric Marker
Ruler
Rotary mat and cutter
or
Scissors
Pins and safety pins
Iron

The first thing I suggest doing is washing your fabric. Because a crib sheet is something that will definitely be washed, you don’t want it to shrink after making it and then not fit the crib mattress. That would be a very sad thing. So wash and press for less stress later. πŸ™‚

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut your fabric to 69″ in length.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe width will be untouched at 44″-45″, whatever your fabric measures.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTake your fabric and fold it in half length wise.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWe are going to cut out 8″ squares out of the corners, but first we need to mark the square. This is where you use your ruler and fabric marker. If you don’t have a fabric marker, a regular one will probably be just fine.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAfter marking your 8″ square, cut it out with a rotary cutter or scissors. Do this to the top and bottom corners.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWhen you are done, you will have four 8″ squares cut out of each corner.

Now we are going to start sewing. We will sew together the edges of the corners and make french seams. These will enclose the raw edge.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTake one square and put the edges WRONG sides together. Then stitch down the edge with 1/4″ seam. After it’s sewn, cut down the seam to 1/8″.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTurn the corner so wrong sides are out (right sides touching) and press the seam.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogStitch down the seam again using a 1/4″ seam, completely encasing the raw edge.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogIt’s so beautiful! The french seams make my heart happy. πŸ™‚

Do this to all four of your corners.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNow we are going to make the casing for the elastic. Fold the edge of the fabric over 1/2″ and press all the way around. Then fold it 1/2″ and press again.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNext is sewing the casing we just pressed. I put two pins in to mark where I want to begin and end. You want to leave an opening to thread the elastic through.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSew along the casing, pretty close to the edge giving plenty of room for the elastic.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogCut 65″ of elastic. Attach a safety pin to each end. When I get to the end of my elastic, I pin it to the opening so I don’t have to pay attention to it and it doesn’t get lost as I am threading the beginning of the elastic around.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThread your elastic into the opening and pull the closed safety pin around until it comes out the other side.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWhen you finish threading the elastic through, overlap the beginning and ends about 2-3″ and sew them together using a zig zag stitch. I went back and forth about 3 times to make sure it was super secure.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogPut it back into the casing and smooth it out.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogStarting where you ended, stitch the casing closed.

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYay! Your crib sheet is all finished and wasn’t that easy?!

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogTake your crib sheet and pull the fabric around so it’s all nice and even. Then take it to your crib mattress and put it on and jump for joy at how perfect it fits your decor!

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogI made my crib sheet in a set with this adorable Ruffled Crib Skirt. The Ribbon Retreat Blog has a tutorial just for you so make sure to check it out! It would be cute for a girl and boy!

How to Make a Crib Sheet - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThank you to The Ribbon Retreat for letting me show you just how easy a crib sheet is! If you are doing a whole theme around a certain fabric line, I suggest buying tons of it! If it’s super cute like this line, you may find other projects to use it for and when you go back to buy some it may be gone. That’s the hard thing about these cute designer fabrics. You can make curtains, pillows, art work, baskets, and so much more (I have a bow banner idea floating around!) :). So keep that in mind and have fun decorating your nursery!

~ Shirley


Thank you Shirley! I LOVE this crib sheet, and you are so right…when you are decorating your nursery, buy LOTS and LOTS of the fabrics you love! You can always create the most adorable matching room decor to make your nursery perfect for it’s new occupant. πŸ™‚ Shirley is wonderfully talented and has shared some AMAZING tutorials with us in the past. For more fun projects by Shirley, click here.

Are you inspired to decorate or makeover your nursery, or a room in your house? The Ribbon Retreat has the most gorgeous fabric for you to choose from, for ALL of your home decor needs! Are you ready to decorate for Halloween? We also have Spoooooooooky ribbon to decorate for all the upcoming Witches and Goblins.

What is your favorite home decor project?

Happy Creating & Happy Decorating!
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68 Comments

  1. Tiffanie
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this!! I was sitting here thinking why is she doing this to me!!! Not a bad thing, now I am really ready to do something super special and sweet for my baby girl’s crib. Thank you for this tutorial!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

      Hi Tiffanie! Thank you so much for your comment! Hehe! Didn’t Shirley do such a great job on this fun and ADORABLE tutorial. Good luck making this for your sweet baby girl. Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  2. Posted February 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    This was a great tutorial! I was so nervous about attempting to make a sheet but this was GREAT!! Easy to follow instructions. Thanks SO MUCH!!!

    • Posted February 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Katie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! This tutorial is awesome and the finished product is amazing! Congrats on making your own crib sheet! You are awesome! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  3. Margareth Derrick
    Posted February 13, 2014 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I love this tutorial, you did a very good job. Can you tell me the size of the mattress e.g. length, width and height
    of the mattress? Thank you,

    • Posted February 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Margareth! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! The standard size for a crib mattress is 28″x52″ which is what this crib sheet will fit. Thank you again for your comment and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  4. Posted June 28, 2014 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    I’ve been wanting to make my own crib sheets for a while now but have been kind of nervous about trying it. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jennifer! Yay…I am so glad that you like our Crib Sheet tutorial. Good luck making yours and have so much fun sewing! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  5. Samantha W.
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I found a lovely fabric that is 42 inches wide. Would this be too small? I know your pattern says 44-45. Just wondering, thanks!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 11, 2014 at 5:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Samantha! Thank you for your question! Unfortunately Shirley thinks that, yes the 42″ fabric would be too small. When using the 44-45″ fabric, she kept the selvege edge on, so there isn’t much give. You could possibly piece it together to make it long enough. It would be along the edge and wouldn’t be noticeable. Once you fall in love with a fabric, it’s impossible to go with something else, right!?! Good luck, have a wonderful day and Happy Sewing! Michelle πŸ™‚

  6. Christy
    Posted November 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Love how easy this is. But 69 was a bit short. Its tight fitting but slips off because it dose’nt tuck under well enough. Simple solution (by adding another inch or two on length) for such an easy project! Thanks so much!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 13, 2014 at 9:58 am | Permalink

      Hi Christy! Thank you for your question! Shirley says, “My crib mattress measures 52″ long. My sheet is pretty tight, but works great. I am so sorry that yours didn’t quite work. Yes I think that adding on the length could help. Can you measure your mattress and let me know what you got? I would like to add these measurements to the post so someone else can change it if they need to. Thanks!” Thank you so much Christy! I am so glad you liked this fun crib sheet! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  7. Jen
    Posted December 9, 2014 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Thank you! I love the French seams! I made a flannel crib sheet for my LO, as it’s dropping in temps here and all the flannel sheets that I found in store are scratchy and ugly. Yay for DIY, perfect fit, and fabric of my choosing!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted December 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jen! You are so welcome! I am so glad that you like this fun project. Ohhhhhh, yes…flannel sounds divine and hooray for DIY!!! Have a wonderful day and thank you again Jen! Michelle πŸ™‚

  8. Mandy Myers
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Hi, I just bought some 43 inch width material. I’m concerned that after washing and drying the fabric, that it will not be wide enough. Do you think starting with a 43 inch width fabric is too narrow? I can add an additional inch or two to the width if needed. Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 3, 2015 at 7:56 am | Permalink

      Hi Mandy! Thank you so much for your question. Shirley thinks that yes, it could be too narrow. Her sheet is a tight fit and giving yourself an extra inch or two may be helpful. You will want to cut out a little bit more of the corners so corner to corner remains the same distance. We hope this helps! Good Luck and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

      • Mandy Myers
        Posted January 4, 2015 at 5:39 am | Permalink

        Thank you so much for your reply! It is appreciated and I’m excited to start making my sheets!!

    • Carol Barker Martens
      Posted September 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

      Adding one inch to each side of the fabric will give you the necessary width. I’d think you could use strips cut from any leftover fabric OR you change the steps just a wee bit to bind all edges with double-folded one inch bias tape. Then, run the elastic through the folded tape. VoilΓ  your 42-43″ fabric is wide enough!

  9. Karen
    Posted February 2, 2015 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely love this! I work in my church’s daycare, and those sheets get alot of use and need some updating. My problem is the size. The mattress is 24 x 38 x 3. Any idea on the size to cut the fabric, and how much elastic? I’m not a very experienced sewer, so figuring that out on my own just isnt working :). Thanks, Karen

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 11, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your question. Shirley suggests, to make the bassinet sheet or any crib sheet that is different from the norm, I would measure the top of the mattress and then the sides. Let’s say the mattress is 24″ x 36″ and the sides are 4″. Let’s add 3″ (to go under the mattress) to 4″ and we get 7″. We need to add this all the way around the mattress so the amount of fabric we would need is 31″ x 43″. In my tutorial we cut 8″ squares out of the corners. My mattress sides measures 6″ (that’s 2″ more than the sides measure.) So take your sides 4″ and add 2″ to get 6″. We will cut out 6″ squares from the corners. As far as the length of elastic, I would just take an old bassinet or crib sheet and measure the elastic in those. If you don’t have one, then just eyeball it and measure on the mattress. It doesn’t have to be perfect. If it is too loose, undo it and cut off more elastic. Keep in mind I have only made crib sheets to fit my mattress. I would probably attempt making one with cheap fabric first to make sure it will work for your mattress. I hope this helps!
      Thank you again Karen! I hope this helps with your sewing! Have a wonderful day and Happy Sewing! Michelle πŸ™‚

      • Donna Torkelson
        Posted August 28, 2015 at 8:49 am | Permalink

        These meSurements don’t add up to me. If the mattress is 24″ wide and the sides are 4″ high and you cut your fabric at 31″ wide…wouldn’t that be too small? 24″ wide plus the two sides 4+4 is already 32″…shouldn’t the measurement be 24 + 7 + 7 = 38″and 36 + 7 + 7 = 50″. So your material would be cut at 38″ x 50″?

        • The Ribbon Retreat
          Posted September 23, 2015 at 9:30 am | Permalink

          Hi Donna! Thank you so much for your question and clarification! Shirley apologizes so much because her math was wrong and you have totally corrected her…so thank you so much! We love it when our readers save the day! Have a wonderful day and thank you again and again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  10. Kelsey Maloof
    Posted February 9, 2015 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Hello! Thank you for this simple crib sheet tutorial! I am excited to begin sewing, but before I do I was wondering….my mattress height is 5.5″…would you still recommend cutting 8″ squares or should they be larger?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 16, 2015 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      Hi Kelsey! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun tutorial and are planning on making one! Shirley thinks that it isn’t a big enough difference to really matter. She would still use the same measurements. She also suggest maybe using a little bit less elastic to pull it tighter under the mattress. I hope this helps Kelsey! Good luck and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  11. Lori
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the great tutorial! I made crib sheets for my son’s news “vintage auto” room, and they came out great! Photos here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152753652301267&l=8e25c40ee4

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lori! Yay! Great, great job! You are so awesome. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  12. Andrea
    Posted March 6, 2015 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I just made my first ever crib sheet and it was so easy, your directions were super easy to follow. I read a few comments from people whose fabric wasn’t wide enough so I was a bit concerned when I measured mine at just 42″. So when I was sewing my long sides I did my two folds at 3/8″ instead of the 1/2″, just to give myself a little more leeway, and it ended up fitting perfectly.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Andrea! Yay! You are so awesome. I am so glad you made one of these crib sheets and that our tutorial worked for you…and that you love it!! Thank you so much for your tip! That is going to be so helpful for our readers. Thank you again Andrea and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  13. Robin Fickle
    Posted March 25, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I consulted several “Do it yourself” crib sheet posts but yours made the most sense to me. Altho more bothersome to do, the French seams make a lot of sense for the corners. I’m pleased with my result — but don’t look TOO closely. Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 30, 2015 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Robin! Yay! I am so glad that you found our tutorial and that it worked for you! I bet your sheet looks amazing, and I am so glad you are pleased with your results. Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  14. Kelly
    Posted May 13, 2015 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this awesome tutorial! I plan to make a satin crib sheet for my curly-haired little one this week, and this sure helps me figure out how to do it. Thanks again!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted May 20, 2015 at 10:29 am | Permalink

      Hi Kelly! Thank you so very much! I am so glad you like this fun crib sheet! Good luck with your sewing and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  15. Nena
    Posted May 31, 2015 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Your tutorial is nice, however, after the step where you cut out the four corners, since your photos are so close up and you don’t specify in your instructions, what part of the fabric are you actually sewing? It’s really hard to follow with the photos so close up. Could you please do a tutorial with a step by step for beginners who are clueless so that we don’t have to guess what you are talking about? Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 24, 2015 at 6:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Nena! Thank you for your question! The easiest way for your to better understand this fun tutorial is to watch our YouTube video that will show more step by step instructions for this crib sheet. You can find our YouTube video right HERE! This video is awesome and will help answer any questions that you have! Good luck and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  16. Kim
    Posted July 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! Expecting a baby girl in 8 weeks and my nursery is vintage eclectic style and I’ve been wanting to repurpose my vintage bedding I have been collecting throughout the years and I just made the most adorable crib sheet from an old pink daisy queen sheet!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kim! You are welcome! Congrats on your new little girl. I love your nursery inspiration. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  17. Hannah Caudle
    Posted July 29, 2015 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I just followed your directions to the letter, and my mattress is the standard size, my fabrics wears 43″ wide and 69 ” long. Squares wet cut at 8″x8″, & I used 64 inches of elastic. But I’m quite aggravated that the sheet is way too loose and frankly looks unattractive. The corners puff out really far. Could it be that I need to cut my corners more, or maybe use less than 69″ length?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Hannah! Thank you for your question. Shirley suggests measuring your mattress and then letting us know what those measurements are. At that point we can go from there and get an idea on how to better help you! Thank you Hannah! Michelle πŸ™‚

  18. Mary
    Posted August 16, 2015 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Hi so looking forward to making some sheets! Thank you very much for posting the instructions. My mattress measures
    53 x 30 x 6 could you please let me know my specific cutting instructions? Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 24, 2015 at 7:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Mary! Thank you for your question! Shirley suggests the following to make any crib sheet that is different from the norm…”I would measure the top of the mattress and then the sides. Let’s say the mattress is 24β€³ x 36β€³ and the sides are 4β€³. Let’s add 3β€³ (to go under the mattress) to 4β€³ and we get 7β€³. We need to add this all the way around the mattress so the amount of fabric we would need is 31β€³ x 43β€³. In my tutorial we cut 8β€³ squares out of the corners. My mattress sides measures 6β€³ (that’s 2β€³ more than the sides measure.) So take your sides 4β€³ and add 2β€³ to get 6β€³. We will cut out 6β€³ squares from the corners. As far as the length of elastic, I would just take an old bassinet or crib sheet and measure the elastic in those. If you don’t have one, then just eyeball it and measure on the mattress. It doesn’t have to be perfect. If it is too loose, undo it and cut off more elastic. Keep in mind I have only made crib sheets to fit my mattress. I would probably attempt making one with cheap fabric first to make sure it will work for your mattress.” I hope this helps!
      Thank you again Mary! I hope this helps with your sewing! Have a wonderful day and Happy Sewing! Michelle πŸ™‚

  19. Kendra
    Posted August 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I love this tut. thanks for posting it. question about the fabric you used. did you use a cotton or a knit to make your sheet? I’ve done several in the past out of flannel, but I’m not finding a flannel I’m liking to use for this next go ’round, so I’m wondering which to go with this time. Thanks!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 27, 2015 at 7:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Kendra! Thank you so much! I am so glad you love this fun tutorial. In this tutorial, Shirley used cotton. I think you would love it! Good luck and thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a great day Kendra! Michelle πŸ™‚

  20. Mary
    Posted October 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Help! I bought several lengths of fabric to make sheets and pre-shrunk them. They are now only 42-43 inches wide. Mattress width is 28 and depth is 6 inches for a total of 40 inches. I can reduce size of casing or use fold over elastic (?) but concerned they will be too narrow to fit securely. Advice??

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mary! Thank you for your question. Shirley suggests piecing on one side (long side) of the fabric. That will have a seam, but it wouldn’t be visible if you put that side on the back of the mattress (against the wall). Sorry it took so long to get back to you. What did you end up doing? πŸ™‚ Thank you again Mary! Have a great day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  21. Cherise
    Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I just used this tutorial to make a crib sheet for my new nephew that is soon to be born- it was so easy! Thanks for such great, clear instructions and the pictures were also helpful. It’s so great to have this information for free! Thanks again!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 4, 2015 at 6:34 am | Permalink

      Hi Cherise! AWESOME! Thank you for sharing. I am so glad you love your new crib sheet and that this fun tutorial worked so well for you! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  22. Beverly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Just waned to thank you for helping me to make our Granddaughter a crib sheet to match the drapes that I made out of sheets, great directions : )

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 24, 2015 at 7:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Beverly! You are so welcome! Thank you for your comment! I am so glad you made this project for your granddaughter! Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing! Michelle πŸ™‚

  23. Beverly
    Posted November 18, 2015 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    That being said, then you made me want to make the ruffled crib sheet next. So, I either don’t have as much patience as you, time as you cause I work full time or because I am just plain lazy, but I found a faster less material using idea. I used the elastic from the fitted sheets of the flat sheets that I made the drapes from and just sewed it onto the strips to make the ruffles. Fast and easy with I think, the same effect.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 24, 2015 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      Wow Beverly…what a great idea! You are so awesome and talented! Thank you so much for sharing! I bet your granddaughter loves all of her new additions to her room! You are amazing! Have a great day Beverly and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  24. heather
    Posted January 13, 2016 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to say that this tutorial is SO wonderful! I didn’t think making crib sheets could be this easy and I made mine in a little over an hour. So excited for our second baby girl’s nursery! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted January 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Heather! Thank you so much for sharing your success! I am so glad you loved this fun tutorial and the adorable crib skirt! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  25. Sara
    Posted February 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I love this tutorial! I finished the first of two sheets today for our baby boy due in a couple of weeks. Two things I noticed: 1) after I pre-washed my fabric, it was only about 42″ wide, but it wasn’t an isssue. 2) I only ended up needing about 60″ of elastic for a tight fit on our mattress (52.5″L x 27.5″W x 5.5″H). Otherwise, I followed this exactly. It was my first time doing French seams, and I love the way they turned out. Thank you!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 9, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sara! Yay…grrrrrrreat news and grrrrrrrrrreat job! I am so excited for you! Thank you for sharing your findings with us in regards to pre-washing your fabric. You are awesome, and I am so glad your crib sheets turned out so awesome! Have a great day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  26. Christa
    Posted February 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Big question!! I have used this tutorial for my first grandbabies bedding I made. Totally excited I came across your directions because they are wonderful and they come out so professional. I have shared this with several friends.
    My dilemma now is that I have a second grandbaby in route and I washed the fabric…Michael Miller fabric!! The material is not meeting selvage to selvage. What do I do??
    Can you please help this Grammy B??

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

      Hi Christa…Grammy B! Thank you so much for your question! Shirley says…”Oh no! Let me make sure I am understanding correctly, now that the fabric is washed, there isn’t enough? Or is it crooked? If there isn’t enough, I would add fabric along one side (piecing it together). This side can go on the back of the crib where it won’t be seen. I hope this helps, if not, let us know. :)” Thank you Grammy B and good luck! Michelle πŸ™‚

  27. Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Fantastic directions. Just finished two soft pink flannel crib sheets for my precious granddaughter coming in June, maybe May, who knows? It only took me about an hour to cut and sew each one. Hit a clearance sale on flannel and made two sheets for $5.00. They sell for $20.00 each on-line. Guess I’ll be spending that $35.00’savings on more fabric! Also, the 8 corners I cut out to make the sheets, I am doubling them and making wash cloths for bathing baby. Thanks so much. ?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 22, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      Hi Kathy! Wow…how cool is that?!? You are a rock star! Thank you so much for sharing your success with us and way to go on the great deal for fabric! Wahoooo! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

  28. Pat
    Posted March 9, 2016 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I love this tutorial, but I had one piece of flannel shrink so much that I should have bought a little more than 2 yards!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Wahooo and booooo! I am so glad that you love this fun tutorial, but I am so sad that your flannel shrunk! Have a wonderful day and good luck making this fun crib sheet! Michelle πŸ™‚

  29. sandy
    Posted March 27, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Just have a quick question, if my fabric is 54in and the mattress is 52x28and 5 in thick. Should I cut the extra width off? Thanks for your help. Sandy

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:12 am | Permalink

      Hi Sandy! Thank you for your question. Shirley suggests cutting the excess off but keeping a little bit more than the standard fabric width just in case, like 2-3″. Shirley’s is a really tight fit, so this may give you a little leeway so it’s easier to get on. I hope this helps. Thank you Sandy! Have a wonderful day. Michelle πŸ™‚

  30. Sylvia Harrow
    Posted April 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm… I made the sheet for the standard size crib and it’s too small. Now what can I do? Open up the french seamed corners, add a square back in, add yardage for the length and width to be bigger and sew the elastic back in? What a mess.

    I notice that twice you mentioned adding 4″ all the way around, but Donna Torkelson made a correction to adding 7″ all the way around. Then later on, in response to “Mary”, the 7″ was only added in once.

    I’d add a photo of the too-small sheet but don’t know how to do that.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:10 am | Permalink

      Hi Sylvia! Thank you so much for your question. I am sorry for the confusion. Shirley would actually like you to email her. Her email address is shirley@theribbonretreat.com. She would like you to send her the measurements of your mattress, in hopes that she can best answer your question. Thank you Sylvia and have a wonderful day!!! Michelle πŸ™‚

  31. Michelle
    Posted April 21, 2016 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I love this tutorial! I found it just in time to accompany quilts to make full crib sets for several special babies coming soon! I take the 8″ squares from the crib sheet and make a cute pillow or mini blankie for them (whichever the mom-to-be prefers for her little one!).

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:06 am | Permalink

      Hi Michelle! Thank you! I am so glad you love our tutorial and that you had so much success with it! You are amazing! I love your pillow and mini blankie idea. That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day! Great job Michelle! Michelle πŸ™‚

  32. Jillian
    Posted July 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I have never made a crib sheet before and I was so nervous! I usually have a terrible time following along with tutorials and overthink everything and end up doing something wrong, but not with this tutorial! It was so well written! Thanks so much!

  33. Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I just made 4 fitted crib sheets for my son. I wanted to make something for my son and I knitted a lot of stuff for my baby girl so I wanted to make something special for my son. First of all the ones I found were horrible and second I made this myself and with a 100% cotton fabric.

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