My littlest one moved into a toddler bed not all that long ago. He’s so happy to be in his big boy bed! I wanted to make it special, so I got a few twin sheet sets from the store and converted them into toddler sheets to go onto his bed. They are pretty easy to make. Anyway, when this fabric from Michael Miller arrived, I figure that I may need to make another set!
Could you find a better fabric for a little boy? I think not! And you could make them too…I suppose I could write up a proper tutorial on this. What do you think? It might be a good idea, but that means I’ll need to find some spare time!
I’ll give you the super quick low down here – for a fitted crib sheet you’ll need 2 yards of 44/45 inch fabric. Out of each corner, cut an 8 inch square. Then match up the right sides of this newly formed open square area and sew the raw edges together. (It’ll be what gives the sheet the depth of the mattress.) Hem around the whole bottom edge, but leave an opening of 2 inches or so that you can insert elastic into. I like to put elastic around the entire bottom. After your elastic is inserted, sew the 2 inch opening shut and tack elastic in place. I will have to figure out how many inches of elastic I use – because right now I can’t recall.
I like to do a top sheet with a fitted bottom – and how about a pillow case too? Well, when I get around to making a set for him, I’ll take pictures and try writing up a real tutorial. Of course, he may be in college before it moves high enough on my ‘to-do’ list – so don’t hold your breath!