Easy DIY No-Sew Crib Rail Cover {tutorial}


So with the little lady getting her first set of chompers at 5 months old, I knew it was only a matter of time before her crib looked like a beaver attacked it.  However, this time around I knew I needed to do something the moment it started (AND I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg to do it).  So, what's a sewing machine beginner supposed to do?

Get crafty!

Check it out.

What you need:

1/2 yard of top fabric
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1/2 yard of plain fleece
I wanted something a little thicker underneath so that she couldn't just chomp through the fabric.

1 small spool of ribbon
I bought White Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8" x 15 ft. and had plenty left over.

Scissors (I probably should have used fabric ones...lol.)

Box cutter (or x acto knife)

Step 1: Measure the length of your crib rail, trim the excess from your fabric.

Step 2: Lay fabric (layered) on a flat surface. I just used the kitchen table.

Step 3: Make your first slice about 1 inch in from the end of the fabric. Make additional slits about 9 inches apart and then additional one about one inch from the other end of your fabric. (These measurements worked for me, just double check your crib slats to make sure it'll work for you.)

Step 4: Thread ribbon through the back side of your cover.

Step 5: Lay cover over crib rail and thread ribbon through the front holes. Tie (you can double knot for safety if you'd like) and tie into bow (if you wish).

Step 6: ENJOY!

This entire project cost me less than $10! I got the fabric 30% off at Hobby Lobby and the ribbon 50% off. Score!

*We may eventually add two additional bows - one on each end to keep it completely stationary. This is only if the little lady figures out how to slide the fabric a bit on the ends. You could do it right away if you wanted.*

If you enjoyed this, check out my tutorial for a homemade baby gate!


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  1. Super cute and easy! I love it.

  2. This is so cute! I definitely am not a "sewer" and always looking for DIY no-sew ideas!


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