Crib Skirt

22 Jul

Crib skirts. This is something that you don’t know you need until Pottery Barn tells you otherwise. Well, “need” is a strong word. You “need” a crib skirt like you “need” most things from a place like Pottery Barn. But the lines of “need” and “want” blur together and that’s how it goes.

However. For $60 I’m not falling for their game. Not when it’s nothing more than a rectangular piece of fabric that drapes down from the crib mattress (sold separately from the crib and all other features, mind you) in basic white with a detailed line running through it. I can do better than that.

How to Make Your Own Crib Skirt


Step 1: Measure the width, depth and length of crib for your crib skirt. Iron the hems and hold in place with sewing pins.

Step 2: Measure and cut fabric.

I did a separate fabric panel for each side. This allows customization of tying on the material with the hardware of the crib.

Don’t forget to factor in one inch for each side to sew the hem.


Step 3: Pin ties to tops of each side. Make sure you have ties for the corners as well as the middle of each panel (I forgot about that and had to add on corner ties after the fact).


Step 4: Sew hems and ties together. Tie panels onto the crib.



It seems that everyone is enjoying the nursery these days.



2 Responses to “Crib Skirt”

  1. Jackie at 1:22 pm #

    Cuter than anything you would buy at the store! I should have you make me one since I never got around to buying one anyway.

    I love that everyone is enjoying the nursery!!

    • tealandtulle at 1:47 pm #

      Thanks Jackie! I would love to help you make a crib skirt. I learned a few things in the process of making mine (reflected in my instructions), so that’s good.

      Yes, it seems to be the hangout place to be these days. You’ll have to stop by and check it out.


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