DIY Crib Bedding Part IV: Crib Bedskirt

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Tutorials

make your own baby bedding crib bedskirt

Making a crib bedskirt is the easiest of all the nursery bedding, and definitely a project fit for beginners. Because our crib is in the corner, I only made bedskirt pieces to go along two sides – only half the work! (I’ll take a better picture once we replace the carpet and get everything situated in its permanent position…I’m running out of time!)

The mattress rests on some sort of platform. Measure the sides of the platform and cut strips of fabric in those lengths and about 12″ tall, or longer if you want. Then you just bind 3 of the edges with bias tape and tape it to the mattress platform.

That’s it! This project couldn’t be easier. Taping the bedskirt to the crib (an idea I got from J Caroline Creative) is much easier than figuring out how to make one continous piece.

If you missed the other crib bedding tutorials, here they are again:

DIY Crib Bedding Part I: Crib Bumper
DIY Crib Bedding Part II: Crib Flat Sheet
DIY Crib Bedding Part III: Crib Fitted Sheet

P.S. You also might be interested in learning how to fold a fitted sheet. Click the link to watch a quick video I made to show you how.


1 liz memmott April 30, 2009 at 6:59 am

Good job on the bedding it looks great!

2 Baba April 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

That really is super easy! I did see one tutorial where they used velcro to attach it so that you could take it down and wash it. Thanks for the short cuts.

3 Amy April 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Tape? Really? As in clear packaging tape? That is fascinating! Maybe I’ll redo the one of my crib. I did something overly complicated, and it’s a pain to get on and off to wash.

4 Janet Carpenter April 30, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I’m definitely a beginner, but this looks like it wouldn’t be too intimidating. I like your diy posts, you explain things very well. I just found your site, I’m looking forward to reading more!

I’m already subscribed by rss feed, but I’m going up now to subscribe by email also.

Thanks for a great blog.

5 Kelsey April 30, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Well, thank you very much! Sometimes I don’t know if anybody can understand anything I say in my tutorials. If things are ever unclear, please ask! And you’ll do fine with this project, just jump right in!

6 Sara May 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm

I wish I had found your site before I had my daughter and did our nursery! I could have done this project! If I have a boy next I will certainly use your tutorial! Thanks!

7 Crystal June 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

Alright. You’d think I would have learned by now to check your site first when I’m trying new things! I made a skirt for the baby’s crib but it was a pain using one continuous piece of fabric and to be honest kind of a waste of fabric. I haven’t been super happy with how it turned out. I acquired some tulle several months ago and have wanted to do something with it to replace the skirt. Taping the edges is pure genius. I think I’ll thread the top edges to ruffle the skirt a little too. Anyway I’m really glad I stumbled across this because you just helped me put together an idea that’s been brewing for awhile!

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