My mother showed me how to make these fitted crib sheets.
This sheet was made in less than an hour, and everything used was purchased from a thrift store for a total cost of
$4.25. Even at regular prices in a fabric store, this could be made for well under $10.00!
These directions should work for most standard crib mattresses.
Step 1: Materials
- Fabric, flannelette or cotton, cotton blend, 115cm X 175cm (45” X 69”)
- Elastic, 4 pieces 30 cm each ( 10”)
- Scissors, thread , pins, sewing machine, serger
Prewash and dry your fabric.
Cut a 20 cm square out of each corner. Fold ends together, and stitch from inside to ends.
Finish the edges with a narrow hem.
Step 3: Add Eleastic
Use a piece of elastic in each corner to create the fitted section. Start by matching the centre of the elastic with the corner seam, and stretch it out as far as you can, pinning it in place. Use a zig zag stitch to fasten it.
Presto, a fitted sheet!