We are almost done redecorating the nursery and I cannot wait to share it with you! However, today I am going to share with you one of our recent DIY crib skirt projects. I will be sharing how we made our DIY No Sew Crib Skirt. It’s so easy! The best part is, it took me less than two hours to complete and cost just over $10!
I bought five of crib skirt’s cloths.
Four of these crib skirt’s cloths will be used as no-sew drop cloth curtains (post coming soon!), and one is for today’s project! I
I used a large plastic storage tub and bleached them in two separate batches so that they had plenty of room. Then, I used a 5 gallon paint stir-stick to agitate them every hour or so. Using a bleached drop crib skirt’s cloth is certainly NOT required for this project, but I wanted the canvas to be lighter in the nursery.
**One thing to note when bleaching drop crib skirt’s cloths is to make sure that they are 100% cotton drop cloths or they will not bleach!
Staple gun (I prefer to use this Stanley Electric Staple Gun)
Measure the length from the mattress support to the floor (you will want to inset the fabric at least 3″ to make sure that the staples are completely hidden underneath the mattress). The length I decided to go with was 18″. I measured slightly long because I wanted the crib skirt to have full ruffles that puddle up just a bit.
- Cut crib skirt’s fabric to length.
- Using your measuring tape, inset the crib skirt’s fabric 3″ and staple in the corner to secure it.
- Attach the other end of the fabric in the opposite corner, again insetting it 3″. Then begin laying out your ruffles by pinching the crib skirt's fabric and folding it over. Continue to do this with the entire strip of fabric. Make sure your ruffles are evenly spaced.
- Double check that the crib skirt’s fabric is inset 3″ in several places along the side and adjust before stapling.
- Place one staple in each ruffle at the fold to secure it.
7.Repeat along each side of the crib (my crib will be going against a wall so I only did the front, and two sides). For the long side of the crib, you may need to use two strips of fabric to get the desired amount of ruffles. If that is the case, simply fold the raw edges in and staple. Make sure to overlap the strips of fabric so that the break in the fabric is not noticeable.