DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt


DIY Crib Skirt

Even tough my baby’s crib has thicker bottom rail I was set on making her a pretty ruffled crib skirt. I love it! It is great for hiding extra packs of diapers and wipes under the crib.  Here is my tutorial for a DIY ruffled crib skirt.


  • 2 yards white fabric
  • 4 yards coral fabric
  • fabric marker
  • matching thread
  • basic sewing supplies
  • ruffler foot

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Step 1: Measure your crib or mattress and the distance from the bottom of the mattress to the floor.  Cut your center panel that will go under the mattress and sides that will hang down.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Step 2: Cut strips for ruffles. I cut mine about 2.5 times as long as each panel (130″ for the front and 70″ for the sides). I wanted 4 layers so I cut them 4 inches wide so there would be enough to overlap as they hang down.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Step 3: Hem the bottom of each strip.

Step 4: Ruffle each strip using a ruffler foot. See my tutorial on using a ruffler foot here.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial
Step 5: Pin down the ruffles to the white panels.   The top ruffle should be pinned right sides together so that when you sew it the raw ruffle seam will be hidden.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Step 6: Sew along the top of each ruffle.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Step 7: When your panels are complete pin your front panel to the center white fabric, right sides facing each other to hide your raw edges. Sew just along your ruffle seam.  Repeat for the side panels.

Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial Ruffled Crib Skirt Tutorial

Now you have a beautiful crib skirt for your nursery!

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