Face it, the options for crib sets out there on the market are very limited so why limit yourself? When you see just how easy sewing your own can be a whole new world of affordable nursery decor opens up for you.
Plus, if you are on a budget, sewing your own will allow you to save money that you can use elsewhere in your nursery room planning.
Fitted Crib Sheet Baby Bedding Pattern
A simple fitted crib sheet pattern that is so easy once you see the photos and understand how it is done. You'll want to whip up several of these (trust me, there will be nights when you'll change the sheets multiple times) and in a few different colors. Use cotton wovens for summer and cozy flannels for winter.
Handmade Baby Quilt Patterns
A whole slew of handmade baby quilts submitted by our readers! Check out these amazing entries to our current "Handmade Baby Quilt Contest" and get inspired to make your own baby quilt. A treasure trove of inspiration.
Strip Baby Quilt Tutorial
Here is an easy tutorial for making a patchwork baby quilt, using the strip quilting method. A perfect beginners project as it is quick and easy. Let the fabric do all the work for you by picking coordinating colors and you can't go wrong.
Felted Sweaters Baby Quilt Pattern
Use thrifted wool sweaters and felt them in your washing machine for the fabric for this cozy, affordable and eco-friendly baby quilt! Includes complete instructions as well as felting instructions and what to look for when you select sweaters to felt.
An amazing 100+ hand knit (and a few crocheted) baby blanket patterns for you to browse. All of them were submitted by our readers and they are all absolutely stunning! From total newbie knitter to knitting goddess, there is quite an inspiring mix of talent among these patterns on these pages. These are not your plain baby blue and pink blankets, these have personality!
Fleece Baby Blanket Patterns
Some cozy baby bedding pattern ideas for edging fleece blankets, including blanket stitches and scalloped edges. These are really easy projects, the fleece does all the work for you, all you have to do is cut it and add a decorative edge!
A few people have wrote in to ask... Why no crib bumpers? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using crib bumpers. On their site they write: "Remove pillows, pillow-like bumper pads, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, stuffed toys, and other soft products from the crib." Here is their crib safety article that mentions crib bumpers in the last section on the page.
Since crib bumpers are only functional in the crib (unlike quilts, comforters, stuffed toys) we won't be adding a pattern for them, since they are no longer being used by most parents. In fact, another great reason to make your own fitted crib sheet sets is because most retail sets still include the crib bumpers...why pay for something that you won't use?
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