We have a new baby arriving very soon in our family, so today found me turning a double fitted sheet into 2 crib sheets. It was a lucky find....a cute Pooh print sheet, new, at a local thrift shop. For those in the know, a double size fitted sheet is exactly twice the size of a crib sheet.
DiReCTioNS FoR MaKiNG A CRiB SHeeT
Fabric: 45" x 70"
48" of 3/8" elastic
thread to match
sewing machine, scissors, ruler
ease level: lots simpler than it looks
cost: less than store bought
time required: 30 minutes to an hour, depending on skill level.
note: it took me just under 30 minutes to make both sheets, but I used my serger and it's a speed demon...6,000 stitches per minute!
#1. Cut fabric and elastic to size.
Since I used a double sheet, I first cut in half,
from side to side.(NOT LENGTHWISE!!!)
You'll want the top half for one crib sheet and the bottom half for the second crib sheet.
Yup, with some prints it might make the sheet look like it is on sideways,
but with the sheet that I am working with, it's not a problem.
#2. Remove existing elastic if you are using a double sheet, as I did in this project.
Skip this if you are using regular fabric.
#3 Cut a 9" x 9" Square from each corner
note: if using a double sheet, you can leave the 2 corners that have already been sewn. You will only cut 2 corners.