Simple & straight forward: all you need to make your own crib sheet is 2 yards of the fabric of your choosing and 80" of 1/4" elastic. It's not scary at all! You can do it! The most time-consuming part is threading the elastic through, and that's not even hard, so if you can handle that you can handle this project.
And the best part about all this? My sister went to the fabric store and picked out coordinating polka dot prints that complimented the bumper and quilt she found on Land of Nod. She didn't want anything to do with their matchy-matchy business when it came to the skirt and sheet (kudos, sister), so she got the parts of the set she liked and asked if I'd like to help with the rest. UH YES. I would love to.
The second, and more successful technique at least got the job done. Basically, you use a long and wide zig-zag and stitch on top of a piece of string. When you're at the end you pull the string and gather that way. The only down side to this ruffling technique is that you have to make sure the stitches are within your seam allowance or else you're going to be spending a lot of time picking them out later.
While I sit and heal mentally for a moment, why don't you check out rest of the nursery! My sister did such a great job, it's a beautiful little sanctuary for an almost-here beautiful little babe!
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