Little by little, Ethan’s bedroom is coming together… at least in my head! Progress is slow because I’m a DIYer to the core and want to make everything myself — bedding, curtains, art, and even furniture upholstery. Are you the same way?
Ethan sleeps in an IKEA Sundvik crib, which has solid panels on the ends, rather than slats. I wanted the crib skirt to come down just to the bottom of the frame, and since one side of the crib faces the wall, I could get away with using just a single rectangle of fabric for the skirt. So it’s more like a crib “apron” than a crib skirt, and since I didn’t want any ruffles or pleats, this was the easiest sewing project ever.
1/2 yd. fabric (54″ wide) OR 1 1/2 yd. (42″ wide)
1. Hem the fabric on all four sides so that it measures 52.5 x 16.5 inches. (I sewed mine, but you could also use iron-on hem tape.)
2. Tape it to the crib with clear packing tape. Nobody will know!
I wanted fabric that would just blend into the background and not compete with other fabrics in the room, so I chose white broadcloth, which is nice and heavy and not too see-through. Many fabrics are just 42 inches wide, but I lucked out with 54-inch-wide fabric, and thanks to a coupon, I spent just $2.40 on this simple crib skirt.
My next project will be reupholstering the chair that sits in the corner of the room next to the window. I already have the fabric — I just need to find the courage!