How to Make a Baby Crib Rail Cover? You have probably considered making best crib rail cover for your child at one time or another. Making your cover is simple, uses inexpensive materials, and is more attractive than other specially-designed ones available from the store. However, if you don’t know where to start and aren’t sure whether it’s worth the effort, we can help!
There are many different ways to make a homemade crib rail cover. You can use any fabric you want, but here I have listed some other examples of cloth that you can use on this project. You will not only learn what fabrics you can use, but I will also show you how to make them step by step.
Why is it important?
As a new parent, one of the most important things you’ll need to purchase for your baby is a crib. A crib is not only a place for your baby to sleep but also a place where they’ll spend a lot of their time, both awake and asleep.
However, as your baby grows, it’ll explore its surroundings and try chewing on the crib railings. A crib rail cover is an excellent investment to protect your baby and crib. In this article, we’ll be discussing how to make a baby crib rail cover.
An Average baby starts teething between 4-7 months of age, making it important to protect crib rails during this time to prevent damage?
How to Make a Baby Crib Rail Cover?
Fabric (cotton, flannel, or Minky)
Sewing machine (or needle and thread)
Velcro or ribbon
Step 1: Measure Your Crib Rails
The first step in making a crib rail cover is to measure the length and width of your crib rails. It’s essential to measure each rail individually as they may be different sizes. Once you have your measurements, add an extra inch or two to the length and width to ensure that the cover will fit properly.
Step 2: Cut Your Fabric
Using your measurements, cut your fabric to the appropriate size. If you’re using cotton or flannel fabric, you’ll want to add an extra inch or two to the length and width for seam allowance. If you’re using Minky fabric, no additional seam allowance is needed.
Step 3: Pin and Sew the Fabric
Once your fabric is cut, place it on a flat surface. Fold the top and bottom edges of the fabric over 1/2 inch and pin them in place. Then, fold the edges over again, creating a hem, and pin it in place. Repeat this process for the two sides of the fabric.
Using a sewing machine or needle and thread, sew the hems in place. Make sure to sew as close to the edge as possible to ensure a neat and professional look.
Step 4: Add Velcro or Ribbon
To make it easier to put the cover on and take it off:
- Add Velcro or ribbon to the top and bottom of the cover.
- Cut two pieces of Velcro or ribbon the same length as the top and bottom of the cover.
- Pin the Velcro or ribbon on the inside of the cover, ensuring it’s centered.
- Sew it in place.
Step 5: Put it on the Crib.
Once your crib rail cover is complete, put it on the Crib. It should fit snugly over the rails, and the Velcro or ribbon should hold it in place. You can adjust the fit by tightening or loosening the Velcro or ribbon.
Adding a personal touch to your crib rail cover can make it even more special. You can add a monogram, embroidery, or applique to the cover to make it unique and personalized.
How to put it on?
Putting on the crib rail cover that you just made is easy. Follow these steps:
Remove any bedding or accessories from your crib.
Lay your crib rail cover flat, with the inside facing up.
Position the cover over the crib rail, ensuring that the Velcro or ribbon is at the top and bottom of the rail.
Press the Velcro or ribbon onto the crib rail to secure the cover.Repeat this process for the remaining three sides of the crib.
Once all four sides of the crib are covered, adjust the cover as needed to ensure a snug fit.
Now you can put your bedding and accessories back on the crib.
Note: You can also remove the cover by undoing the Velcro or ribbon and taking the cover off. You can wash the cover and put it back again when it is dry.
Use a coordinating thread color to match the fabric
Use a fabric with a fun pattern or design
Experiment with different types of closures, such as snaps or buttons
Make multiple covers to switch up the look of the crib
Making a baby crib rail cover is a simple and easy way to protect your baby and your crib. By using a fabric of your choice and adding a personal touch, you can create a cover that not only serves a practical purpose but also adds a touch of style to your nursery.
With the right materials and a bit of time, you can make a crib rail cover that will last for months to come.
FAQs – How to Make a Baby Crib Rail Cover?
Are crib rail covers safe?
Of course, crib rail covers are safe. Crib rail covers are mattress pads that prevent babies from getting their limbs caught or entrapped between the gaps of the crib. It is doubtful that babies will get injured or die by getting their limbs caught in the crib. However, crib rail covers are the best protection.
How long is a crib rail cover?
Crib rail covers are generally long enough to cover any unused space between the mattress’s top and the crib rail’s top. The length of the crib rail cover depends on the size of the bed and the size of the crib. It also depends on how much fabric you want to use to make the crib rail cover. It is a good idea to measure the crib rail so you know how long the material you will need to cover your crib rail.
Are silicone crib rail cover safe?
These crib rail covers are safe as they are soft yet durable silicone and easy to clean. The covers are easy to install and take off. There are also covers available in a variety of colors and designs.