Monday, November 21, 2011

{DIY Ruffle Crib Skirt}

Here come more baby DIY projects! 
I stayed up late the other night trying to finish my last couple of projects for Giulianas room. Reason being, i am in panic mode! I want to make sure everything is done before she arrives! I am due in 5 weeks, but our Dr is saying that she could realistically come at any point after this week. So.. I think i have good reason to be a little panicked :) 

This project, specifically, is one that i have been talking about doing for a very long time. Of course, it includes ruffles :) Those of you that have been following for a while, know that i cant resist!! {Tree skirt, onesies..}  Enjoy!

{DIY Ruffle Crib skirt} 
You will need:
Fabric of your choice 
{I used the $2 a yard natural linen from Joannes fabrics}
An old Crib skirt 
{Got mine for $1 at Good will, WASH BEFORE USING!}

Other things you will need:
A sewing machine
rotary board & cutter
Lots of pins 
Begin by cutting your fabric into strips. I cut mine 5" wide.
Lay your old crib skirt out & choose a side to start on. Have that side facing you. 
Using your pins, starting at the TOP portiong of the crib skirt edge, begin making your ruffles & pin them in place as you go along. 
Do this until you have a full row of ruffles. 
Next, lift up the ruffles you just made & begin pinning another row of ruffles just below your first row of ruffles. I had about 1 1/2" of space in between the rows.
Keep pinning rows until you have covered the entire section. I made 3 rows of ruffles. 
Begin sewing your ruffles on using your sewing machine. 
I used a very tight stitch.
Repeat the ruffle row making on all 4 sides of the old crib skirt. 
When you're done, it should look something like this! 
Put it on your crib under the mattress. It adds such a sweet & Girly flair! 
Giuliana's room is sure starting to look like a place i would want to spend a lot of time. I love that everything we have done in her room is like nothing else you can find anywhere! {Wall art, Mobile, Doily Lamp, Burlap letter, crib bumper..}  It makes it so special & Unique. 
A unique room for one unique little munchkin :)
Happy Monday! 


  1. Ok so I've been wanting to do a crib skirt for my little guy for forever and you've motivated me to finally make it. I can't do ruffles (he's too manly for ruffles) but it's great inspiration. Great job :)

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  2. You are SO Crafty! This makes your crib 100% Ashleyized LOL Gosh her room is coming together so well and I can't wait for you to post a picture of her in there with you and willy!! So excited for you two! :-)


  3. This is super cute! I've been looking around for ruffly crib skirt tutorials, and this one seems simple enough. Do you know how much fabric you ended up needing for this project?! Thank you!

  4. I know this is a old post. But I love this crib skirt and the fabric you used. But I have a question... Did you hem each ruffle or did you not have to because if the type of fabric. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello!
      I didnt hem them, I probably should have though! But it hasn't frayed at all yet ;)