I did use my serger for a LOT of this. I think most of it would’ve been better done if it’d been turned and topstitched, but I really wanted to serge it!
- Front Fabric and Back Fabric: 23.5″w x28″h
- 8 Straps (or ribbon) for the top, 4 for the bottom. They need to be long enough so they can be tied together.
- Pockets: Front and Back Fabric Cut 23.5″w x the height of the pockets (your decision on the height).
I serged together the front and back of each pocket. I serged a rolled hem for the top 8 straps. I decided to just use some white ribbon for the bottom 4 straps.
I took my fabrics and pinned them together as I wanted to have them end up in the end, pinning everything together. Then I serged down each long edge. Not as pretty as turning and topstitching, but I was excited about the serger, ha. Once I did this, I realized I couldn’t serge the top and bottom because the straps needed to go on. I flipped the whole thing inside out (right sides together) and pinned the straps inside. Then I sewed a straight stitch across the top, then across the bottom- leaving a section to turn it back right sides out in the very bottom middle.
Turned right sides out, top stitched. Topstitched the pockets on and the divisions for the pockets. Then I just tied it all onto the crib. I was pretty pleased with the finished product and it matches his room.