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Crib Sheets

Winter is creeping in on us and that means there is ALOT of preparing that has to be done.  I'm nearly finished with Middle's sweater.   I've knitted several pairs of socks.   I've canned TONS of food including tomato sauce, pickles, sandwhich spreads, apple sauce, apple butter, pear butter, peaches, apple pie filling, cherries, cherry pie filling, beans, corn, well you get the picture.  

On last nights to do list: warmer crib sheets for Youngest.   Crib sheets really are a simple thing to make.   It's pretty much cutting out a large rectangle from the fabric of your choice, cutting 9 in. squares from the corners, a little sewing, a little heming, a little elastic and presto! Crib sheets!   Ok, so that wasn't a great tutorial.   Here's a better one at make-baby-stuff.com

Here's an example of what your corners should look like after they've been sewn (but before finishing the edges and adding the elastic).

And this is the finished product! 

All told it only takes about an hour and half.   So get over to the tutorial, then head for that sewing machine and have at it! 


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

What a great cost saving idea for families with young children. It never occurred to me to make fitted crib sheets!

My grandmother used to take the dresses my sisters and I outgrew and cut them up to make dresses for our dolls. After she fashioned the doll's dresses, she would let us embroider them if we wanted. Simple stitches like x's or line and chain stitches at first, then the ever popular Lazy Daisy stitch and French Knot after we got a little more handier with the needle. I still love to do embroidery and crewel work. I don't do it often, but I do enjoy it.

Hishandmaid said...

You've been busy! I want to come to your house! Everything you mentioned sounds so comforting.

Are you on Ravelry?