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Baby bedding: How to sew a crib bedding and nursery essentials

This post actually started as a tutorial of all of the bedding elements I sewed for little Peanut's nursery, but just like the wheel, there is no need for reinvention in the crib bedding tutorial world. After a quick Google search, I found pretty much every helpful information I was planning on sharing on my tutorials.

baby bedding tutorial compilation

But instead of giving you tutorials for our nursery's bedding, I decided to make a compilation with the best tutorials I found on the web (I wish I would have searched for this before making all of my projects, it would have saved lots of time and measuring) At the bottom of each category I'm sharing little bits of what I did =] but all of my pictures will come in another post.

Crib sheet tutorials

crib sheet tutorials
  1. Fitted crib sheet by Sew for Home
  2. Crib and toddler bed sheet by Dana from Made via Luvinthemommyhood
  3. Cribsheet by Jaime from Prudent Baby
  4. Cribsheet part 2 by Jacinda from Prudent Baby
  5. Minky crib sheet by Heidi from Honey bear lane
  6. Cribsheet using a serger by Jacinda from Prudent Baby

In my case, I made 3 crib sheets and 2 bassinet sheets (for the bassinet I did the same but with different measurements) The closest tutorial to the way I did it is number 2, but since I don't have a serger machine I did a French seam to finish the sides.

Crib skirt tutorials

crib skirt tutorials
  1. Pleated crib skirt by Sew for Home
  2. Crib skirt by Dina from Honey and Fitz
  3. Crib skirt by Erin from Domestic Adventure
  4. No-sew Crib skirt by Sherry from Young House Love
  5. No-sew Crib skirt by Kelly from View along the way
  6. Ruffled crib skirt by Amy from Positively Splendid

In my case, for the skirt I made I liked the “pleated” look but I wanted it very subtle. I did an opening on the front but kept it straight. To attach to the crib, I made a solid piece to go under the mattress and pin the front and side, so that when it's time to pull the bed lower moving the panels up will be very easy =]

Crib bumper tutorials

crib bumper tutorials
  1. Crib bumper with jumbo piping by Sew for Home
  2. Crib bumper by Leanne from Elle Apparel
  3. Crib bumper by Tam from Sew dang cute crafts

For our bumpers I actually decided to go with a breathable mesh, I've heard very good things about them, so I just cover the edges with pretty fabric and call it a day!

Baby Blanket tutorials

baby blanket tutorials
  1. Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket by Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest
  2. Self-binding receiving blanket by Abby from Sew much ado
  3. 3 different binding for blankets by Sew for Home
  4. Bound and personalized blanket by Sew for Home
  5. Beginners blanket by Jaime from Prudent Baby
  6. Simple baby blanket by Liz Stanley at Momtastic
  7. Ric Rac receiving blanket by Abby from Sew much ado
  8. Snuggler by Lotta Jansdotter via Craft
  9. Knit Receiving Blanket by Ashley from Make it and love it

I've made a couple of blankets for Peanut, a simple one with a super soft fabric and cute binding and a quilted one. I didn't use the tutorials I'm sharing but number 2 covers the binding in a very simple way, so I would recommend you to use that if you are planning on making something binded.

Extra Nursery tutorials

extra nursery tutorials
  1. Storage Basket by Sew for home
  2. Collapsible Storage Baskets by Sew for Home
  3. Changing pad cover by Elizabeth from E tells tales (Sorry this tutorial is no longer available in her blog)

And for fun, I'm also sharing some storage boxes and a changing pad tutorial, for our changing pad cover I did the same process she did on that tutorial, but for the back, I did the same as the sheets and added an elastic, so it really fits like a glove YAY!

There you go a bunch of great tutorials so you can make the custom bedding you want! If you end up using the tutorials make sure to show the Crafters some love! We all know that making tutorials is not an easy task.

I will show you all the things I sewed on the next few weeks, just so you can all see what I've been talking about on this post =]

check the nursery

I hope you all have a wonderful day!


Sunday 12th of May 2019

I would like to share these tutorials to my mom and relatives also, This is something fantastic I have heard here. Keep it up.

Ropa de cuna

Friday 26th of September 2014

I have just found your tutorial links, and I think they are very interesting. It's difficult to get Spanish webs about this type of DIY.

Thanks for your information.


Friday 1st of August 2014

Just had to say thank you for sharing your talents! Your posts are really inspirational and your tutorials show us that we too can achieve amazing results. Really love your style, thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 4th of June 2014

When I initially commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

Lela Luster

Monday 7th of April 2014

Where do you find Minky that is 67" wide for the crib sheets? I have only been able to find it 60" wide.

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