Life Hack...ugly bed rails
This may not be a common problem, but I wanted to share. We have had bed rails from C-Bear waiting on K-Bug for ages. We finally put her in a big girl bed! We are still in the process of decorating her big girl room, but I knew the blue rails from "Bubba's" room when he was a preschooler would clash horribly. Especially once we got her wall decor up.
As I was lamenting the pretty pink/gray/turquoise room along with the royal blue rails I had an epiphany. Those rails were about crib length. I came in and checked a crib sheet...they were the same!
When I marked the place where I would cut to make a hem I realized it was pretty close to half the crib sheet ! What?!!!
I went up to our craft room, cut up all the side seams, cut the two short ends that were elastic so I could have them be flat (right and left ends on the picture), and let the long enda stay elastic.
Then, I cut about an inch off the initial cut. I folded it under and made a hem. It was about an inch and a half.
I made a new "corner" swam by just folding the crib sheet in half where the seam was anyway and sewing down the edge. Then, I folded the extra back and continued down the edge/swam until I had an extra flap of material and I cut it off with pinking shears .
I actually pinked every cut I made. I have a serger that would have finished it off nicely, but I was in a creative hurry and just wanted to see if it would turn out!
Well, it turner out really well and I may just make another out of K-Bug's other leftover crib sheet! Yay for variety!
If you would like to see a picture version of this tutorial let me know!