. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Baby Bedding & Curtains

June 2, 2013

Baby Bedding & Curtains

I am so happy with how our nursery is looking and it has definitely become my favorite room in our house!  I looked at a LOT of bedding and curtains online and at stores and couldn't find any that I loved, let alone any that I wanted to spend that much money on.  I'm so happy I decided to make my own!


I wanted these curtains to be to the floor but am terrible at measuring fabric.  It's more like I don't measure and just think a yard is bigger than it is.  I got 5 yards so each panel is 2.5 yards and was just each for just the window length. 

(And let me first apologize for my messy room and really gross ironing table.)

Lay out your panels and make sure they are the same size. 


 Take one side and iron down about 1/4 inch of fabric.


Fold it over again and iron down. Then sew right down the middle of your double fold.


Do this to the left, right and bottom of your panel.  Take the top side and iron down once.  


Fold over as big of a space as your curtain rod will be, plus a little extra.  Mine was 2 inches. 


Do the same to the other panel.  


For the baby bedding I really didn't follow a tutorial nor did I take pictures as I went, as I really wasn't sure what it would turn out like or what I was really doing.  Thankfully it all worked and was pretty easy!


For the bed skirt I made three rectangles, following the same steps as the curtains, to double fold and hem the three sides.  I was going to sew them to a piece of fabric in the middle but know that we'll soon be lowering our crib and I didn't want to have to re-hem it again.  So like a professional seamstress I have three separate panels and taped them to the wood under the mattress of the crib.  This way I can just move up each panel when we lower the crib.  


I bought a plain bumper panel at IKEA for $10.  Again I had some measuring issues and had to go back to the store for more fabric.  I made three separate tubes and sewed them together.  Then I put the bumper on the crib to mark where the ties would go and sewed those in.  

Sounds quick but this one took me a really long time!  (And I know bumpers are pretty much a no for baby cribs.  Thankfully if I pull it down all the way it barely sticks up from the mattress so I feel just find about using it!)


I think my favorite part of the bedding is the quilt and pillow.  I saw a similar pillow and blanket on etsy that was SO expensive.  I made both for under $20.  No tutorial for this but if you wanted to know how I made it feel free to ask! 

Her room is just about all ready to go! Now we just need the real stuff like a carseat and stroller. :)

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42 comments:

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah! I absolutely love it!! You did such a good job! When she gets bigger, you might consider making chew rail covers out of the same fabric--we have covers on all of our crib rails and it dresses them up and protects the bed. Great way to keep in fancy once she starts climbing on the bumper panel. Let me know if you want pictures to show what I'm talking about.

I have that same rug in my office!

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah! I absolutely love it!! You did such a good job! When she gets bigger, you might consider making chew rail covers out of the same fabric--we have covers on all of our crib rails and it dresses them up and protects the bed. Great way to keep in fancy once she starts climbing on the bumper panel. Let me know if you want pictures to show what I'm talking about.

I have that same rug in my office!

diaryofamadmama said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an adorable room! Love the elephants! Great job!
~Jen

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks great!!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It looks so good! You did a great job!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow!!! I want to hire you!!! Love it all. So cute. I'm going to attempt most on my own too!

Bethany Reine' said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love all the gray!!!!

Arielle said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm impressed that you made your own. I'm sure it was WAY less. Those elephants are adorable!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Love the color scheme!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie! It's all so cute and beautiful! You did a great job and doing the skirt like that was really smart! I can't believe how much you've gotten done, you're so talented. You're all set... just need baby now :))

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! This looks great! I would just sit in there and smile all day :)
Ginny

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie, I love everything! It means so much that you put your heart and soul into each thing. I kinda like that the curtains don't go to the floor. Gives baby more play space, and you could eventually add a window seat. I am loving the elephants!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everything looks so cute! And, I love the color combination of the gray with pink and green!!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! You did such a wonderful job, Katie :) beautiful for baby girl. And the colors look great together!!

thelittlebluebungalow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did such a lovely job Katie. Beautiful!! I love the theme!!

I feel the same way.. when it ever becomes my time. I am making mine too. I tease my husband they make doctor who fabric. :)

always, manda

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great job on the nursery!! It looks so adorable for a baby girl! :) Love the elephants with the color scheme! :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this!!! and I think it's so amazing and really special that you made everything :)

xo,
Angela

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an adorable room! I wish I had even 1/10 of your sewing ability!
The nursery was my favorite room, and some days still is. Do you find yourself sitting in there and rocking away? I did that all the time before Little Man arrived. :)

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is such a cute room! I LOVE the elephant print:) you did an amazing job sewing everything!

Edilberto Durano said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I adore your idea. It is simple yet magnificent. I can see that you are a meticulous one. :)
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maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww, so cute! I love the elephant fabric! Isn't it fun sewing your own things for baby. I sewed a fitted changing pad cover, embellished a pillowcase and some sheets with little flag banners and sewed a banner. Those personal touches really make the nursery!
xo

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your baby's room is just the cutest! Love the elephant print, and love how the bedding came out :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It look so nice, great outfit!!

Imogen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Impressive! I am particularly loving the curtains

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephant print is adorable! I think it's such a special touch that you made it all yourself!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think now from reading your blog i have an obsession with elephants. i just bought 2 this past week!! so awesome!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO CUTE! I love that elephant fabric, and the curtains turned out great :)

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The curtains turned out soooooo adorable!!! I love the print and I actually like how they look shorter like that. Good job!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Courtney B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oooooh SO CUTE! I wish I could sew... that would make decorating the nursery, or any room of the house for that matter, so much more fun!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I intend to make all my own bedding as well! I love what you have done!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh you did such an amazing job! I kind of like the curtains the length that it is. And omg, the pillow and bedding. ADORABLE!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did such a great job!

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Great job!!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It is so adorable and look at you, super crafty!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so impressed by everything you did! This room is looking adorable! :-)

ashlyn williams said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG i love the elephants, so cute! love the babies room, you did so good! & you look adorable in all your other preggers pictures.

xo

Rachel Cloutier said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

they all turned out so cute!!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks great.

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the elephants! Your baby girl's nursery is looking so incredibly adorable!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Everything is so cute! I can't believe you made it all yourself. I love the colors. My mom can sew, so she made my crib set. Somehow her talent never got passed down to me. Ha! I keep saying that someday I'll learn!

laurabeth1976 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These is an adorable look and I love the animal theme. While I'm not that handy, I found some great deals on my favorite jungle themed baby bedding at Burlington Coat Factory. It was half the price I had seen it for everywhere else and it was perfect for my little boy's room.

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