Advice 1: How to sew baby bedding

Choosing baby bedding can sometimes put parents in a difficult situation: the color that you like - doesn't fit, and one that fits - do not like. But you can just buy the necessary amount of fabric to make a baby bedding set independently.
You will need
  • a piece of cloth (the seller-the consultant will give me the right amount of fabric depending on the size of the blankets, pillows and mattress), scissors, thread, sewing machine.
Measure the length (long side, let it be equal in all cases (X) and width (short side, let its length be Y): pillows, duvets and mattress that you are going to sew bed linen.
Make a template for the pillowcase on the pillow. For this you need to find the rectangle with sides: one = length X pillowcases, second = Y+Y+20cm. An additional 20 cm is needed in order to sewn version of this piece of fabric, folded inside a pillowcase formed a kind of valve, which includes the inside part of the cushion. Then the pillow will not be unsightly stick out of the pillowcase and will be dressed in this kind of valve envelope. Don't forget to leave the edges of the seam based on the fact that the pillow should not be tightly wrapped in a pillow case, that is, the sides need another 2-3 extra centimeters.
Fold the blank pillowcases for the size of pillows, and the balance of 20 cm tuck inside (this will be the same valve envelope). Prostrochite two sides on the sewing machine with the wrong side. Pillow case ready.
Prepare the workpiece for a duvet cover. To do this, take a break from a fabric rectangle twice the size of the blankets. Don't forget to leave the sides of the seam 2-3 cm.
On the sewing machine pristrochite rectangles to each other on all four sides (you can cut out the blank so that one side of the duvet cover was a fold line and didn't need the connection), leaving with sides of length (X)of one of them in the middle of the unsewn hole with a length of about 40 cm - it is necessary in order to through it inside the duvet cover to stick the blanket. The duvet cover is ready.
Prepare the pattern for the sheets: in sizes of mattress add 20 cm on each side, that is, it must be 40 cm long and 40 cm wider than the mattress on which to sleep a child. This is necessary in order to bend the sheet under the mattress, because it should not slip while sleeping on the surface and uncomfortable for the baby.
Fold the edges of the future bed sheet twice at 5-7 mm and stitch this hem them on the sewing machine. A sheet for children's beds ready.

Advice 2: How to sew most everything in the crib

If you don't want to buy kid's bed linen and the side in the crib, you can do it yourself. To create a unique design of the bed the child should have only sewing skills on the sewing machine at the beginner level and, of course, desire.
First make the measurements of the crib. Standard sleeper baby is 120 cm in length and 60 in width. First stitch the side in the crib. They represent the rectangles that bound to all four sides of the crib ribbons, their goal is to protect the baby from hitting the wooden parts. Choose fabric for the boards. It can be with the addition of synthetic fibers, as long as the material was thick enough. Also purchase 4 zipper that you sew in the side, and thin foam on a solid substrate to fill the sides, so they will keep shape.
Make pattern boards. Two small planes have dimensions of 60 by 40 cm, two long борта120 40. Each Board is a plain bag with zipper, sewn on the long side, which is inserted into the foam of the appropriate size. Before sew the sides of each Board, attach to the inside bent in half tape length of 60 cm and a width of from 3 to 7 cm Place tape on the four edges of the Board, long Board, add two strips in the middle at the top and bottom. You can use tape or make a tape yourself from color-matched fabric, important to choose the cotton material, as satin ribbon will always be untied. When stitching on the sewing machine make sure the tape edge does not come under the needle. Remove received Board vacate in his zipper and put the foam. One side can be not rectangular, and shaped, for example consisting of a rectangle and a semicircle on it, and decorate around the edge with a border of linen tape.
Bedding for cots is also possible to sew yourself. For underwear, choose cotton or satin fabric printed with children's drawings. Sheets for beds of these dimensions must be 100 cm 150-160 cm Add-to-size sheets fabric for hems, tuck the edges and route the lines on the machine. A duvet cover may be sewn into an existing blanket based on its size. Side in the fabric leave an opening for blankets, smoothen the edges. The size of the pillowcase is 40 to 60 cm, but keep in mind that children under one year to sleep without a pillow so that sewing pillow cases can be postponed for a year, maybe more.
Diaper buy cloth fabric from flannel and soft cotton. Now kids at night not swaddled, so the cradle is not required, as our mothers and grandmothers. The edges of the cradle on the machine with the zigzag stitch. You can use them in the crib as a substrate for the head, the children sometimes vomit, and diapers are easier to change than all linen.
Before sewing purchased fabric should be washed in order to give possible shrinkage before sewing, and not after, as the kit will be ready after the first washing would be too small.
Useful advice
Child bed linen should be made of natural fabrics: linen, cotton - they are absorbent and easy to wash manually or in the washing machine.
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