Right side of the fitted sheet (with a rescued mistake at the right top corner):
Wrong side of the fitted sheet:
Very difficult to picture with my camera.... This is my first sewing project! Yeii...
Omer showed me how to use mom's Singer Samba2 Machine from the eighties and it was such of a great help. I feel I have so much to learn in the sewing area, but don't find the time for it yet. It's been several years that I wish to have a good machine of my own with hem option. One day, I guess...
Anyway, this is a beginning. I hope to keep on, persevere and enlarge my sewing knowledge.
Some info about these sheets. I looked for tutos around the net, but finally didn't find exactly what I looked for, so I combined several tutos together
Purchased Blanket: 70cm x 100cm
Crib Matress: 86cm x 46 cm x 4cm
Blanket Sheet: Final measurements: 72.5cm Width, 98.5 cm Length, a kind of "cover" 14 cm from top with 1 cm overlapping (plus 4 velcro pieces along of 3cm x 1cm). I got the idea from this link: Bassinet Sheet Set Tutorial, which also demonstrates an interesting option for the fitted sheet, to sew the swimwear elastic directly to the sheet edge (also found in this link: DIY Cute Crib Sheet) and not as I did (inserting the elastic with a sewing pin into a sewn hem on the edges).
If I am not mistaken, I left at least 2 or 3 cm in each sides of the width and length in order to sew the hem. This means, the cut fabric was of ~79 cm on ~105 cm. A posteriori, not enough to fit exactly the blanket.
Very disappointed from the colorful fabric, which lost half of its color after the 1st washing machine!!!The same happened to the dyed bias tape- grrr...... it was such a beautiful color combination and now it is so fade.
Fitted Sheet: Very happy with the green cotton fabric, which seems of good quality, a bit stretchy and keeps its color quiet well.
Final size: 86cm x 49cm x 6cm
Fabric cut: 112cm(=86+26) x 72cm(=46+26) (4 squares cut on the corners of 13cm x 13cm, which you can also plan to be longer in order to have broader cover on the wrong side).
Tip: The following links where useful for that purpose, but I can't remember where or in which of them, you need to be very careful with the measurements. Some of the links contain mistakes, so be prudent before cutting the fabric. You can try to align the mattress on the fabric to mark where you can approximately cut the squares or draw a small scheme with the measurements and double check to see if it is coherent and logic.
While there is a new link that seems promising, note that I haven't try it yet because it was posted after the sheets were already made: DIY Fitted Crib Sheet
Crib Bumper: (Not shown because it's unfinished, the ribbons are still missing) I caught such an allergy from the fabric. Apparently from the tones of dust it accumulated in the store.
and some more useful links in this subject:
- Dick and Jane Crib Set
- Vanilla Joy DIY Crib Bedding Part I: Crib Bumper
- Vanilla Joy DIY Crib Bedding Part II: Crib Flat Sheet
- Vanilla Joy DIY Crib Bedding Part III: Crib Fitted Sheet
- Vanilla Joy DIY Fitted Crib Sheet
As you can note, it's far from being perfect. I need a lot more practice on straight lines and it is prominent in the bias tape part. Practice, practice, practice...
There are several sewing blogs I have discovered recently which leave me with a giant open mouth. How do these mothers find the time? the energies? the endless creativity? the inspiration? the kindness to share their inventions, tips, every day lives and many more?
I am just speachless and wish I could do 1/10th of what they do.
Some of the blogs I am talking about are listed below: