Monday, January 9, 2012

Cover Story

I love babies.  Most of the time they smell nice, their giggles are sincere, and they love you unconditionally.

When asleep, sometimes it's nice to cover the little bundle of joy with something light.  I like a sheet in those instances.  When shopping for nursery sets, I can never find top sheets for cribs.  So I make them.

I finished thegranddaughter's top sheet today.  It's made from the same fabric as the pillow case.  Sheets are so quick and easy, it doesn't make sense to not add it to the set.

This sheet takes 2 yards of 42-45" fabric.  Cut about 3-4" off one end for the trim.  Exact measurements are not critical.

Place the right side of the trim to the wrong side of the sheet.  Sew the top edge with a 1/2" seam.  Press the seam toward the sheet. Press 1/2" along the raw edge of the trim. 

Press 1/4" seam around the other three sides.  Fold and press another 1/4" seam, completing a double fold.  Top stitch the three sides.

Fold the trim, right side up, over the right side of the sheet and press.  Embellish the trim with bias piping, pin and top stitch in place. 

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