How to Make a No-Sew Drop Cloth Crib Skirt
Are the words no-sew magic to your ears too? Then let me introduce you to our new no-sew drop cloth crib skirt that I recently created for my baby girl's nursery. This was the perfect way to achieve the linen look for less. No need to dress a crib? No worries, this tutorial could be adapted for bed skirts too!
First, I measured the front and sides of my crib and cut my scrap pieces to length (I cut the front piece slightly shorter to accommodate for the two side pieces). Then I placed the wood on top of the mattress spring.
To figure out how much drop cloth material I needed to make the skirt, I just simply laid the drop cloth out in the crib and eye balled where I wanted the skirt to hit the floor at. Using the measuring tape, I measured the drop cloth both vertically and horizontally. Once I had my measurements, I added a few more feet and inches to each number to accommodate for the gathering and pleating (you can see more of a breakdown on my measurements and math over on the blog. Please see link below!)
After all the math was done, I removed the drop cloth from the crib, laid it out on the floor, and carefully measured and cut everything out. I was then left with 3 crib "panels"; 2 for the sides and 1 for the front of the crib (since our crib is pushed up against the wall, I didn't bother adding the skirt to the back).
Pleating and stapling the drop cloth down to the wood boards is the final step!
After I completed stapling down all of the pleats, I placed the mattress back in the crib, added a sheet, and then stood back and enjoyed my new "linen-inspired" ruffled crib skirt!
It's the perfect addition to my little one's nursery. See more pictures and the full detailed tutorial over on the blog.
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