I fell in love with the stokke sleepi, and earlier you can read how I scored one on craigslist! -YES! Well–then I looked and realized how much sheets and bedding for those bad boys cost $$$$!! My mom is a pretty good seamstress/sewer-so I solicited her to help me figure out how to DIY/Sew a crib sheet that wouldn’t cost me major money. We were successful! The steps are pretty easy and only requires basic sewing skills.
-a full bed sheet or 2 yards of fabric
-elastic (i preferred 1/2 inch, but 1/4 inch will work too)
-baby safety pin to help thread elastic
One | Lay your crib mattress on top of the sheet or fabric (do this! there are different stokke mattresses out there that are slightly different). Measure and mark 9 inches around the entire mattress on the fabric. Cut around your marking. You should have a GIANT oval of fabric
Two | Fold 1/4 inch around the oval, press (if you wish) and stitch
Three | Fold 1 inch around the oval-press, and stitch making a casing. Leave a one-inch opening to thread your elastic through. You can mark this with pins
Four | Thread your elastic through the casing. I used about 60 inches of elastic, but test and see what tightness works best for you.
Five | Overlap the beginning and ends of the elastic about 2-3″ and sew them together using a zig zag stitch. Go back and forth a few times to make sure they are super secure!
Alright–pretty simple, I might update with some photos later, but there you have it! Pretty basic. In all honesty, I think making a crib sheet for the oval was MUCH easier than making it for a traditional crib.
See my update on my DIY stokke crib sheet here