DIY Fitted Crib Sheet

If you’ve been following on Facebook, you know that A) I STILL have morning sickness  B) the anti-nausea meds don’t help on the days I can’t keep them down  C) the good days are out numbering the bad.  The anti-nausea meds have a wide range of side effects that are just as bad as the nausea so I’ve decided to stop taking them all together.  Now that the 2nd trimester is literally just a couple days away, I’m hoping that I’ll be feeling like myself again soon, mostly for the sake of my family. It’s just as hard on them as it is for me.

Now that I’ve had a few really great days, I was able to dust off my sewing machine. P said he was so happy to see me use it again and that it must be a sign that I really am starting to feel better. I originally planned on finishing up my quilt, but quickly discovered that my walking foot was MIA thanks to the curiosity of my little one on a day I was stuck in bed while P watched her. Stuff happens and I’m sure I’ll find it eventually, but I bought a new one just in case. Quilting was out of the question, so I decided to make a fitted crib sheet with a piece of pink polka dotted flannel I got on sale at the fabric store earlier in the week.

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet 3

It literally took me less than 30 minutes to cut, pin, and sew the sheet. I used this tutorial that I originally found through Pinterest. I did notice that the tutorial didn’t mention seam allowances so I “eye balled” the photo and decided that a 1/4” seam on the corners and a 1/2” on the bottom looked about right and it was. It worked out perfectly. Threading the elastic was actually the most labor intensive part, mainly because I didn’t have a safety pin and had to improvise.  There was a little bit of cursing and tossing my hands in the air as my husband and I talked about our day. My tip to you, USE A SAFETY PIN! Save yourself from looking like a crazy person.

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet

V loves it and said it was “cozy” the first time she saw it.  Since the summers in Monterey are not your typical summers anywhere else (it’s pretty much 65 degrees year round) and nights tend to get chilly, flannel bed sheets actually work well. Plus, who doesn’t love the soft and warm comfort flannel provides, right? I’m thinking another DIY fitted crib sheet will be in order soon, but this time with minky. I’d be down for an adult minky fitted sheet, but I’m pretty sure that would get expensive.

DIY Fitted Crib Sheet 2

For those of you who are worried about whether this crib sheet truly fits, don’t be. It fits like a glove! I highly recommend trying the tutorial by Dana from MADE. The dimensions are spot on, just remember the 1/4” & 1/2” seam allowance.

Also, I recently did an interview for a new blogger and if you’re interested in learning more about me, head over to HERE to read the interview.

Has anyone else tried making their own nursery bedding with tutorials? I’m looking for the best of the best out there because I REFUSE to buy insanely overpriced crib bedding for baby #2.

Until next time, happy crafting!


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  1. 1

    You make this look so easy! Did you alsp make the pillow in the last picture? If so, could you please share the tutorial? Thanks so much!

  2. 3

    This crib sheet is so stinkin cute!! We are so glad you joined our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  3. 4

    I love the way it turned out! Sorry you’ve been having a rough pregnancy but I’m happy you’re starting to feel better! I always think the 2nd trimester is the easiest!

  4. 5

    How cute! I never did make any sheets although I bought the fabric for some. I did make my crib bumpers though using the tutorial from Sew4Home. Instead of making the ties how they did it though, I just used polka dot grosgrain ribbon. I loved how they turned out =)


  5. 6

    Very cute! We’re expecting our first in January and I’m planning on making all the crib bedding and accessories I can. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 8

    I am looking for a pattern for the pad on the changing table, anyone have one or a tutorial
    Thank You