How to sew a crib teething guard that protects the rails of the crib from babies chewing on it.
Baby G’s new happy wake ups involve him pulling up to stand in the crib and sneaking some nibbles on the rails! I’ve been meaning to make a crib teething guard for a while, but it wasn’t necessary before. Now… yeah.
I found this tutorial on Things For Boys. It will do the trick, although I think I may need to tweak it a little so I have sections to cover three sides of the crib.
Supplies to Make Crib Rail Covers
- Fabric: I used flannel and terrycloth. Need fabric? Try Online Fabric Store® to get up to 70% off Fabric + Free Ship $60+ or Fabric.com.
- Snaps, snap pliers (I prefer KamSnaps which are durable and the industry standard for DIY cloth diapers)
How to Sew a Crib Rail Teething Guard
It’s not a complicated thing to make. I used one layer of flannel and one terrycloth (towels), made straps, and sewed it together. I finished by adding snaps to the straps. Mostly it’s turn and top stitch- pretty easy. Which means it’s a great beginner’s project.
|Measuring out fabric for my particular crib. I didn’t iron the fabric as you can tell.|
|Rather than turn and topstitch, I chose to pin and pray. I just tucked the edges under and pinned together. I HATE turning small straps- virtually impossible.|
|It seemed to work out pretty well. I made 8 of these. I only sewed 4 straps, then cut them in half seeing they were long enough to make two out of.|
|You can see my book slings to the right of the crib here- I chose the matching fabric. I love using up old fabric. An excuse to buy more!|
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DIY Crib Rail Cover | How to Make Crib Teething Guards
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