Baby Crib/Cot Braided Bumper

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Introduction: Baby Crib/Cot Braided Bumper

About: Hello, my name is Auroris. Every day we have the opportunity to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to share with you how to make Braided Bumper for Baby Bed, cute and trendy DIY nursery decor. You can make it monochrome, or use any color you like.

Let's start!

Step 1: Supplies

  • Stretch Cotton velvet Fabric (3 colors): Size 35x150 cm
  • Pillow stuffing (6pcs IKEA SLÅN Pillows): about 2 kg
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle & Thread
  • Pins & Safety Pins
  • Empty Paper Towel Roll or Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Step 2: Cut Out

Fold the fabric in half (I took 150cm width). Measured 17cm and cut out.

2 pieces of each color 17cm x 150cm.

Step 3: Sewing Tube

Take 2 strips of the same color, fix them with pins and sew toghether. You obtain 1 long strip 17cm x 300cm. Form a sleave of fabric by folding strip in half the long way with the right side facing inside, and pin. Make sure that you use a planty of pins as the fabric will be prone to slip.

If you took Velvet, it is impotrant to make sure you always have the nap going the same way.

Step 4: Turn the Tube

Turn fabric tube right side out using a safety pin. Hook a safety pin in one end, turn the head of the pin down inside the fabric. Push the pin in, and then pull the fabric. Do this until the fabric tube is turned.

Step 5: Start Stuffing

Insert Empty Paper Towel Roll inside tube and roll the half of the fabric around (The half - because the tube is long, and we will work in 2 steps).

Start stuffing:

Place o small amount of pillow stuffing inside and push down with a long object (I use ruler). Keep doing this until you have stuffed the whole fabric tube. Ensure the tube is stuffed evenly. Leave a few centimetres at the end, then close with a safety pin to avoid the stuffing escape.

Now insert the paper roll from another side and stuff the remaining part. Repeat the same with remaining 2 tubes.

Step 6: Braiding

Join together 2 tubes with slip/ladder stitch. Now you a ready to braiding. Start making a basic braid. For a best results, the fabric seam should allways looks to the back. After, hide and secure the ends of tubes to the back of the braid using needle and thread.

Depending how tight you will braid the bumper, it will decrease in size a little, because it is so soft and fluffy :)

My finished bumper has a length of 2.75 m

That’s it! Now you have unique and personalized nursery decor.

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26 Comments

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DebMacNab
DebMacNab

Question 10 months ago on Introduction

Hi,
I live in Canada so I tried to buy the velvet cotton and they didn’t have it. What other fabric can I use?
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I’m planning to make one for my 6 month old daughter in bumble bee colours (Yellow black white with burgundy.

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bbcrafts1281
bbcrafts1281

1 year ago

Thanks so much for posting this!

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Cocoetmarcel
Cocoetmarcel

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

Thank you very much for your tutorial! I am a bit confused. Can you please tell me how much fabric do I need for two braids, one about 2 meters of one colour and one about 1 meter of another colour? Thanks!! :)

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Auroris
Auroris

Answer 1 year ago

All depends on which fabric width you will find. I calculated for fabric 1.5 m width.
For 2m braid: 85cm x 1.5m
For 1m braid: 50cm x 1.5m

For 2m braid: cut it in 5 strips by 17cm x 1.5m
Sew one Long tube (3 strips) and one Short (2 strips).
Fold the Long tube in half and pin to the Short one. Braid. After braiding the bumper will shorten, measure 2m and just cut off the unnecessary part.
For 1m braid: is almost the same, cut the fabric in 3 strips by 17cm x 1.5m

I hope this will help you. For more question you can
also message me in PM :)

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Dilya1
Dilya1

1 year ago

Hi! Can you please tell me how much fabric of each 3 colors do I need for a crib this size and how much pillow stuffing would it require? Thank you so much in advance!

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 1 year ago

Hi, friend!
I think you should multiply by 1.5 all my sizes. So you final bumper size will be around 420 cm
If you will buy fabric 1.5m wide, as I, you will need:
- 50 x150 cm fabric of each color
Cut the fabric in 3 strips 16.6 x 150 cm, sew together.
You will obtain 3 long tubes, diferent colors, with size 450 cm.
I use 6 pillows (the cheapest Ikea decorative pillows 50x50 cm) to stuff the bumper.
You will need 9 pillows or about 3 kg of stuffing poliester.

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Bjguinn
Bjguinn

Question 1 year ago

From 3 colors, how many yards of fabric do I need?

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MissyRich
MissyRich

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

I would like to use 3 different colors so im wondering for one strip of fabric what would be the length to buy?

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SarahI37
SarahI37

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

Hi there.
I am looking to make a 2.5m braided bumper of this. But not sure how much fabric to buy - can you please assist for fabric measurements?
I will be using either one color, or monochrome colors in 3.
It would be greatly appreciated!

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Auroris
Auroris

Answer 2 years ago

Hi SarahI37!
For 2.5m braided bumper is better to follow my steps. You will obtain a little longer bumper (2.75), but is not a problem. Braid, stitch one end, and cut the exact length.
About fabric:
For 1.5m fabric width, in one color, you should buy:
3tubes x (17cm x 2)=102cm
For 1m fabric width, in one color:
3tubes x (17cm x 3)=153cm
I hope I have helped you. If you have more questions don't hesitate to ask. ;)

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Kristinarenee3
Kristinarenee3

2 years ago

I am trying to make this for a 42” in diameter round crib. About 3.35 M circumference. What measurements do you suggest for fabric?

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 2 years ago

Hi,
I think you should sew a tube by 4m length, 3 of each one.
If your fabric is 1m width- buy 70cm and make one long tube from 4 parts by 1m.
If you take 1.5 width - 50 cm will be enough (cut in 3 parts by 1.5m and trim unnecessary part at final)
It's all about one tube of one color. If you make it monochrome multiple the size by 3.
Hope I helped you, good luck and share your result :)

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MajaN7
MajaN7

Question 2 years ago on Introduction

Love this! For what size crib are these measurements? I have a crib big 120x60cm are these sizes going to get braid all the way around?

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Auroris
Auroris

Answer 2 years ago

Hi, I suggest you to sew 3 tubes by 4m long.
After you braided the bumper and before sewing the endings, just try it in the crib and trim if it will be longer.

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LianneBr
LianneBr

Question 3 years ago

Hi, love your colour choice. How long was the end product? I need my completed braid to measure 2.5m. Do I make 3 tubes of 5m in length?

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Auroris
Auroris

Answer 3 years ago

Hi, thank you for the question. The finished bumper has 2,75 m length. I suggest you to try the same size as I, because it is soft and fluffy and adjusts a little.
Good luck and waiting your photos

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Zoey777
Zoey777

3 years ago

It looks great! Maybe I'll try it. Thanks!

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michaelthehutt
michaelthehutt

3 years ago

I thought you weren't supposed to use these anymore because they can suffocate your baby? No?

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Auroris
Auroris

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks for the warning. Good information to read and research for parents.