Hi all. I'm looking at various ways of making crib sheets. Most patterns
say to hem along the edges and only apply the elastic to the four corners.
Some patterns say to serge/overcast the edges and apply the elastic all the
way around. Does anyone have any suggestions/comments?
I just got done tlaking about how many crib sheets I have made.......I
use a piece of fabric 44-45" wide, 69" long, fold diagonally at each
corner, measure over 9" and up 9", draw a line (do this at each corner)
stitch on the line and cut away. Use 3 yards of elastic, make sure it
isn't twisted and stitch the ends together divide elastic into 4ths
(marking with pins). Mark the center of each side of the sheet. pin
the elastic to the fabric (match the pins in the elastic with the
centers of each side of fabric). Zigzag stitch the elastic to the
fabric, stretching as you go. Once you have made one circuit, attaching
the elastic to the fabric, turn it under so that the elastic is
completely covered and zigzag all around it again.
It's a matter of choice. In my opinion elastic all around stays on the
mattress better BUT I can't stand how it makes it almost impossible to fold the
sheets so I opt for elastic on the ends only ....
I made almost all the crib sheets my six DGC used plus several for nieces,
nephews and frond's children. The directions I followed were from a baby
boutique book, published in the 60s-70s. The instructions are identical to
the one found on the website Mary mentioned. Like someone else said, they
are so much easier to fold with just elastic on the corners, and when
tucking, it isn't visible anyway. Next week, I will make 2 Snoopy ones for
a friend's coming baby.