Have a crib in need of a little spruce up? You can easily make your own DIY crib skirt for just a few bucks! I made this one years ago. It was a quick and easy DIY project and served us well!
DIY Crib Skirt | How to Make a Crib Skirt
We use a portable crib so even if I wanted to buy a crib skirt it would’ve been hard to find. Instead, I headed to the thrift store and picked up a white flat sheet for the base and this darling striped sheet that matches the nursery perfectly. I was so happy with my find! And I got both sheets for less than $5
DIY Crib Skirt Fabric & Instructions
Grab some sheets and let’s get started sprucing up your crib! A twin sheet was plenty of fabric for me and my crib but if you are doing all 4 sides of a standard crib or want it extra full you may want a queen.
Crib Skirt Step 1: Cut 1 top panel of fabric to the size of your crib plus seam allowances.
Crib Skirt Step 2: Measure the length from the bottom of your mattress to the floor and the width of each side of the crib. Add a seam allowance and hem to the length and then multiply your width by 1.5 for slight gathers. For a fuller skirt you can multiply by 2 or even 3.
***If you’re looking to save some time and don’t plan on moving your crib you can just cut panels for the sides that will show 🙂
Crib Skirt Step 3: Finish the 2 sides of each fabric piece by folding over 1/4″ twice and topstitching and then hem the bottom edge.
Crib Skirt Step 4: Sew the top edges of your panels onto the top panel. If you are only doing 2 or 3 panels instead of 4 you can finish the other edge(s) of the top panel with a serger or pinking shears.
*These were so easy that I made one for my Mom’s crib as well. We used a blue striped twin sheet for her standard-size crib and it was enough to do 3 sides (I added on one more to the right side after taking this photo)*
Crib Skirt Step 5: And that’s it! This crib skirt was super easy and a great way to get a custom look for just a few bucks. And now you can hide your laundry basket under the crib and no one will ever know 🙂
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I meant a mini crib skirt.
I’ve been looking to make mini crib sheets for my grandchild when she comes to visit & your site is the best.