A crib bed skirt gives a crib an element of softness and adds a complete look to the overall look of your nursery decor. When you make your own crib skirt, the calculation of the running length you need may seem more overwhelming than to make the crib skirt yourself. But With some simple guidelines and measurements, calculating your run length will take just a few minutes so you can buy your fabric and move on the fun by decorating your child’s room. Measure the length from the bottom of your mattress to the area where you want the seam of your crib skirt rest. Add 1 inch to this measurement. Write this measurement down in inches. Measure the width of one of the long sides of the crib from the inside of the left leg, directly under the crib mattress, onto the inside of the right leg. Walk this number with two. Write this measurement down in inches.
Measure the width of one of the short sides of the crib from the inside of the left leg, directly under the crib mattress, onto the inside of the right leg. Walk this number with two. Write this measurement down, in inches, on your paper and mark it as your ” crib bed skirt short side width measurement.” Choose your fabric, either online or in a fabric store, so you know the width of the fabric you work with. Most fabrics are either 44 or 54 inches in width. Find out how you can most economically cut out your crib skirt pieces. By using the example above, if your fabric is 44 inches long, you can cut three 22-inch wide strips, each of them is 44 inches tall and sew them together to get long side pieces.
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Find out the short piece of calculations. By using the example above, if your fabric crib bed skirt is 44 inches long, you can cut out two 22-inch wide strips, each of them is 44 inches long. Join them and trim them down to the Required 54 inches are required for side pieces. Because you need two of the 22 inch strips, you need 44 inches of fabric for the side pieces. Write this number down, but use your own calculations. Add the number of inches needed for your long pieces and your page breaks together. In the above example, you would add 66 inches and 44 inches for a total of 110 inches. Divert this number with 36 to find your yardage. Around this number up to the nearest quarter yard to allow for scams.