I finally made the crib skirt I’ve been talking about for weeks. It was so easy, I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. I used some pretty fabric I found at Jo-Anne’s, which coordinates with the walls and the rug, and brings in a pop of yellow.
There are a lot of tutorials floating around to help you make your own crib skirt, but the process is so simple, you hardly need a full-blown tutorial. To make mine, I basically did what It’s Great to Be Home did. Since I bought a random piece of fabric at the end of the bolt, I wasn’t able to cut a single strip for the whole skirt, but piecing the front and sides together wasn’t a big deal. Once I had a long strip, I made narrow hems on the edges, and attached ribbon ties to the top edge.
I made this particular crib skirt for the babyletto Hudson crib. It’s a simple, modern flat panel and I think it complements the crib well. Once the mattress is fully lowered, I won’t be able to use a skirt on this crib, but until then the ribbon ties will allow me to adjust the length of the skirt so that it won’t bunch up at the bottom as baby grows.
If you are making your own skirt for this crib, here are the measurements I used: The fabric panel needs to be 104.75 inches long and 11 inches tall, this allows half an inch for hemming on each side. I used 12 ribbon ties sewn along the top edge, which were cut 10 inches long. This was long enough, but tying them might have been a little easier if I’d cut the ribbons a bit longer. Once you finish the panel, you have to fiddle a little bit with tying it to the mattress support to get it to hang nice and flat, but it isn’t too much trouble.