I am super excited to share with you my Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial! My name is Carey and I blog over at Little Cherry Blossoms. I also have a Boutique on a cute Historic Street by the same name.
I love Kari and Becky, and all of their wonderful sharing of ideas. I am truly happy to be here. So, I am pretty much obsessed with crib bedding right now, and I am equally obsessed with Ruffled Fabric. Combining them to make a crib skirt is just bliss!
You will need: 27" x 51" Piece of Medium Weight Fabric like quilting cotton or muslin in a coordinating color to main fabric. I used a plain white piece of cotton muslin that I had on hand. Make sure that this piece has no stretch to it, as it will stretch out over time.
3 yards of 60" Fabric for skirt Coordinating color thread. Serger/sewing machine.
We used a pretty soft pink ruffle fabric for our skirt. I get my ruffle fabric from Mikey's fabric in LA. You can also find it online. Cut 5 pieces of fabric from the 3 yards that are each 19" in length. So you will have 5 equal pieces that are 60" x 19".
Make sure you cut as close as possible to the underside of the bottom ruffle, leaving yourself as much room as possible for sewing on the top. See above. So now you have 5 pieces in equal size. 2 of the pieces will form 2 sides, and 3 pieces will form the other 2 sides.
Take one piece and cut it exactly in half to form two pieces 30 x 19, and take those two pieces and attach them each to a 60 x 19 piece. You will now have 2 pieces 60 x 19, and 2 pieces 90 x 19. Those will form your two short sides and your two long sides.
Serge the short sides (19" sides) of your 60 x 19 and 90 x 19 fabric. This is optional with the ruffle fabric, because the sides are semi-finished (although we chose to do so), but with cotton you will need to either serge or roll the hem. With this ruffle fabric, there is no need to finish the bottom hem, but with cotton or other fabric, you will need to hem the bottom, either by serging or applying a rolled hem.
Do a running stitch along the tops of all 4 of your pieces.
Now all you need to do is attach the 4 sides to the main piece of fabric. Mark the center of your first piece, and pin both ends. Ruffle the fabric using the running stitch to gather the fabric. Make sure that your ruffles lay flat if you are using ruffle fabric. Also try to make the ruffles even throughout the length. Repeat this step with all 4 pieces.
See how the ruffles are even through out the length. Beautiful.
Here is a photo of 3 of the 4 sides attached.
A few things to note. My crib above is not a standard size, so the skirt appears a little big. Also, if you http://www.littlecherryblossoms.com/how-to-make-felt-rosette-headbands/choose you can make yours longer so that the fabric will drape onto the floor. We made ours 19 inches, but you could do up to 26 inches. Finish off your crib set with a selection of coordinating sheets, and blankets. We no longer use baby bumpers but there are plenty of other things to add to your nursery to make up for the bumper. A very special thanks to my friend Amanda for helping me with this tutorial. ( Those are her pretty hands that you see up there.)
Also, Little Cherry Blossoms hangs out on Facebook a lot, sharing super cute things that we find, and I would love to have you join in the conversation.
Make sure to stop by Little Cherry Blossoms and find loads of inspiration from Carey! Check out her felt rosettes while you’re there…