If you Google Nautical Nursery, you’ll likely find a lot of really adorable decor. Most of it will have sailboats included somewhere.
We hate sailing. A lot.
Consequently, our nursery decorations have been mostly DIY, but we are SO not DIY people. No one here at Clutterhome can sew. Or paint. Or make cute crafts. The Good Lord did bless us with pretty decent math skillz, though, so I guess that makes up for it. Hopefully it’s a dominant trait and Clutterbaby will come out of the womb and immediatly reach for an abacus.
Sorry for the tangent. Anyway, you can see in the above picture that our awesome Ikea Gulliver crib is pretty basic. We were going for functionality, safety, and portability so it’s not very ornate.
And we like it like that.
But I don’t like that you can see under the crib. I wanted to make a crib skirt to go with our Nautical Nursery theme, so I found this fun fabric on eBay.
And then I found this AMAZING tutorial on YoungHouseLove for a no-sew crib skirt. I had to tweak Sherry’s instructions a bit because of the design of our crib, so mine is actually 3 separate pieces for each side of the crib, instead of one long one that wraps around the inside crib perimeter.
But first things first, you have to iron the fabric. I’m including this because, as y’all know, I hate ironing. I want my bratty Clutterson-of-the-future to know JUST HOW MUCH his Mama sacrificed for his benefit.
I really, REALLY hate ironing.
I’m clumsy and bad at cutting straight lines, and ironing a straight crease in my fabric was difficult. I took the slacker, uncrafty way and marked it with masking tape. Yup, I just stuck it all over the fabric where I wanted a sharp crease for my no-sew hem tape.
I slapped that puppy on my ironing board, folded the fabric over it, and ironed right on over the tape. It didn’t melt, and I had myself a nice, mostly-straight crease.
Check out Sherry’s tutorial for making your crib skirt panel with the no-sew hem tape. When you’re done, you end up with this.
Sherry attached her 3 panels together. Mine are all separate because my crib design won’t allow for one long skirt, but they’re still attached to the crib in a similar way under my mattress.
By “similar” I mean they’re taped in place until I get some velcro.
Undomestic: I own it.
Actually, it’s not going over there. It’s going against another wall because I am crrrrazy and afraid our A/C and heater will fall off the wall in an earthquake and hurt the Clutterbaby’s pretty face. Safety first!