My daughter's toddler bed (converted crib) is located bewteen our bed, and a large window. So I wanted to come up with something that would keep her protected from any draft from the window, and also serve as something that was fun and interesting to her to keep her out of our bed and in her own. Traditionally one of the reason canopies were added to beds was to keep the heat in and the cold out, so I decided to go about making my own. And here it is, a Cozy Cottage Crib Canopy!
Note: this is not a suitable project for small babies/infants.
Step 1: Materials
- 2 old double bed size sheets (repurposing is great, you can find sheets for a few dollars at second hand stores)
- sewing machine
- piece of paper (to make scalloped edge pattern piece)
- erasable marker OR dressmaker's chalk/pencil
- measuring tape
- a ruler and pencil
- ribbon OR double fold bias tape
Step 2: Measure your crib
Measure the dimensions of your crib.
Here were the measurements I used, but you can adjust yours to accomodate your crib. For each measurement I added 1" as seam allowance.
Roof: 55" by 32"
2 Long sides: 55" by 43"
2 Short sides: 32" by 43"
Step 3: Cut out your pieces
Cut out your pieces from your two sheets of fabric. I cut out 3 pieces from the pink sheet and 2 from the flower printed sheet based on my measurements (adjust measurements to fit your crib).
Short side: cut 2 pieces 32" by 43"
Long side: cut 2 pieces 55" by 43"
Roof: cut 1 piece 55" by 32"