You’ll need: sturdy fabric
ribbon (to decorate)
thread, sewing machine, yada yada…the basics.
I cut my main pieces of fabric 19″x 16″, allowing 1/2″ seam allowance, so your finished holder should be 18″ x15″ (ish) You’ll need two of this size.
Apply your interfacing with the instructions included.
cut 6 pieces of fabric 2 1/4″ x 10″ (again, make sure, if your top crib bar is wide, to lengthen these pieces so they’ll be able to wrap around the bar.
Apply your interfacing to these pieces, then cut each piece in half.
taking your strips of material, sew two pieces, right sides facing together, along three sides, making sure one of the narrow ends is open for turning. Trim corners and edges, and turn right side out. press with your iron.
this is what your straps should now look like. half way there!
back to measurements…when i measured where i wanted my straps, i made sure they fell between each bar. I placed them at, measuring from the left, 3/4″, 7 1/2″, AND 13 3/4″. didn’t get a picture of this, but then, placing the straps at the correct measurements, sew right sides of your large pieces of fabric together, with the raw edges of the straps poking out of your seam. (hope that made sense.) turn right side out, and make sure it lines up on your crib. adjust if necessary!
now if you’d like to embellish your pocket a little, now’s your shot. i folded up the bottom edge so that the pocket measured about 5-6 inches deep. then i lined up some ribbon, sewed it into place along the bottom of one of the pieces.
now, placing right sides together, sew around the whole large piece of fabric, and leave a space to turn, about 3-4″. turn right side out, press all edges, fold up the pocket, (sew along the top of the pocket first, before sewing around the outside edges)
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