The words “no sew” are like music to my ears. I know the basics of sewing but do not have a machine and can’t seem to carry out more than temporarily sewing a ripped seam to get me through a day.
I came across this easy tutorial for a crib skirt from View Along the Way and fell in love, it adjusts as you lower the crib mattress, genius. With store-bought skirts you end up with bunched up fabric or nothing at all when its time to lower the mattress. When I realized I could make this happen without sewing it went on my baby to-do list. The original tutorial is a little more in depth than you will see here, you should definitely check it out.
Here’s what I did.
Set up your crib and measure the height from the platform to the floor and the length of the front and both sides. Add and 2 inches to the length of each side and three inches to the height. Cut out 3 rectangles using these measurements.
Iron the fabric and iron a seam on the sides and bottom. Then add a little Permanent Fabric Adhesive (affiliate link) to hold the hem in place. No-sew!
The platform in my crib is metal. I tried a couple temporary ways to attach the fabric, magnets and Velcro were my top 2 choices. I ultimately went with Velcro Sticky Back Strips (affiliate link)
I still used the magnets in this process, I lined up the fabric so it just skimmed the floor and used a couple of magnets to hold it in place. Then I took a piece of sticky back Velcro and stuck it between the fabric and metal to secure it. (the magnets can then be removed, no need for them)
To make it adjustable, when I lower the mattress I can un-stick the Velcro and restick in the right place. If the sticky back wears off I can add a new piece as needed.
Do you use a crib skirt? What’s your solution for when you lower the mattress?
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