I bought an adorable antique bassinet for my coming addition and its the same size as a changing table pad. This baby’s colors are yellow and gray and I wanted bedding to match. I priced crib sheets ( which were way too big) and they were $10 each. Changing pad covers ( that would fit) were worse. Sometimes $30 each! Well being a second time mom I knew we were going to be changing sheets frequently so 4-5 sheets would be optimum. After a little pinterest research I found a tutorial for a crib sheet. I edited it down to fit a standard changing pad (17×36) or my small crib. So with the bargain I got on fabric ($2.00/yard) these cost less than $4.00 each.
1 yard per sheet ( you can get 3 sheets out of 2 and 1/4 yard if your fabric is 45in wide)
1 1/2 yard 1/4in elastic
Thread, Pins, Safety Pin
Step 1: Cut your fabric for the sheet. It should be 26.5in x 45in.
Step 2. Lay your sheet down and cut out a 4in x 4in square in each corner. This allows for the “bend” in the sheet to fit tight around the mattress.
Step 3: Placing the right sides together, sew the cut outs together with a 1/4 seam. Then stitch over the raw edge with a zig zag stitch or serge the edge to keep from unraveling.
Step 4: After finishing all corners, turn the raw edge under 1/4 in and press then again a 1/2in and stitch down to form a casing for the elastic. Make sure the casing is large enough to accommodate the 1/4in elastic. You are going to want to pin this hem. Don’t forget to leave an opening to thread in your elastic.
Step 5: Attach a safety pin to one end of your elastic and pin the other end to your sheet (you don’t want it sneaking through while your working). Work your elastic all the way through the casing. Stitch it together strongly with your machine. Tuck it in your casing and stitch your casing closed.