I posted a little over a week ago about Avery’s rocking chair rehab. Little did I know that as I was typing that post Avery was on her way. She is here and I met her yesterday. She is beautiful. In honor of her week birthday I thought I would share the rest of her room. I did not fully decorate Avery’s room. Her mom and dad are going to finish it out but they wanted help with the curtains. They didn’t want to install a closet door and liked the curtains in Asa’s room so I made some curtains for them. She picked up this sheet set at target
To get the most bang for their buck I made curtains out of a queen sheet set. You get a lot of fabric out of a sheet set if you use the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. The closet curtain is a little shorter in length so I always use the fitted sheet to make that. Here is how they turned out:
I will say that this closet is not a standard 60 inch closet. Its only 40 inches wide but deeper than most 60 inch closets. If you had a 60 inch closet you might want to go King or California King. Here are the simple steps to make this work:
- Cut around the elastic to cut it all off.
- At the four corners of the sheet it should be stitched. Rip or cut those stitches. Your sheet will now be this shape.
- Cut off the sides to make it one big piece. (which sides depends on how long or wide you need your curtains to be. It also can depend on what direction you want the pattern to go. This was a small white flower repeated all over so it didn’t matter)
- Fold the sides 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch. Sew the side seam.
- You could hang these many different ways. If you wanted to you could hem the top and bottom and just clip them. I sewed back tabs on the back. I did it just like this post but I sewed instead of using heat-N-bond.
The window curtains didn’t get hung while I was there because Avery’s mom hadn’t had time to go get a rod. A 9-month pregnant working mom…I don’t know how she has time to do anything really. Bummer that I don’t have a pic for you but its the same fabric as above and I used the flat sheet to make two panels. All you do is cut it in half, sew the side seams, sew the top seam, and hem the bottom. We clipped the top of the curtain and hung that bad boy. I did the same thing here with Asa’s room. It’s a little different because I didn’t have that much fabric so I used one black twin sheet cut down the middle, and sewed two curtain panels cut from the full sheet set flat sheet. (This was for one curtain)
I actually had enough fabric to make the bedding for the crib. Here is how the crib turned out.
I will post soon how I made this bumper out of the rest of the fabric. It was really easy and I made it pretty thin. The ABC art is a dishtowel that I found in a store in Savannah GA. Loved it! It was $4 so I got a few. I just tacked it to the wall. I think Avery’s mom is going to frame it. AGain, I was not decorating the room but I thought little Avery needed something fun in there. I also made the mobile.
It was my first attempt and I think it turned out pretty good. I can’t decide to tackle it again. Any friends out there having a baby that wants me to make them a mobile kind of like this one? I would modify it from what I learned the first time around. I will post a “how to as well” This cost me nothing because I had everything I used.
Happy one Week Birthday Avery and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I pray you all have safe travels and great family time.
I am thankful for all my readers. Honestly, I started this thing as a little hobby with no idea that I would have so many consistent readers. Thanks for reading!