Monday, June 19, 2017

Pallet play house

We started with 5 pallets and a platform.

(Create a platform with a pallet or two and plywood) 

Step 1:

Lay out pallets to plan where each will go.

Step 2: 

Put pallets in place and secure with 2" and 3" screws. 

Step 3: ROOF 

Measure distance between walls. Then secure pallets with screws and extra support boards. 

(We used triangular pieces in the corners and a 1' pieces of 2 x 4's on the inside and out) 

Step 4:

Have someone help you place the roof.

Secure to lower pallets. Keep in mind- kids will climb! 

(We added four pieces of 2x4's - two in front and two in the back)

Step 5:

Add decorative fence

(We attached to the platform with screws)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Crib skirt

Crib Skirt

Step 1: 
Cut out your pieces

For your ruffles:
6 pieces 6" x twice the width of your mattress. 
3 pieces 6" twice the length of your mattress.

Hidden pieces:
One piece a few inches smaller than your crib mattress. (yellow)
2 pieces 5.5" x the width of your mattress. (green)
4 pieces 5.5" x the width of your mattresses. (green)

Step 2:
Make ruffles
Take your 6" pieces and serge one edge. 
(If you do not have a serger make them 7" and hem them)

Make your straight stitch as long as your machine will allow

Sew a straight stitch all the way across the top of your piece. stop sewing before you reach the end. pull the thread out long and cut with scissors

Pull out bottom thread until you get a ruffle the length or width of your crib.

Do this for all your 6" pieces

Then hem the ends.

Step 3:
Connect the ruffles to make a skirt:
Take your 5.5" pieces and attach them to the back of your top two ruffles.

Now stack your ruffles in order and connect to the top on the backing (green) pieces.

Step 4:
Once you have all your layers together attach them to your rectangular (yellow) piece and you're finished!

Crib sheet

Crib Sheet

Step 1:
Cut a piece of fabric the length and width of your crib mattress + thickness + 4"

If your mattress is 27”wide, 51” long and 6 inches thick.

Then you would have 27+6+4=   37" wide
51+6+4 =   61" long

Then cut out the corners like below:

Step 2:
Fold wrong side out, line up corners and sew along straight edge.

Step 3: 
Fold edge over and sew hem / pocket for elastic.

Step 4: 
Insert elastic into pocket all the way around and connect.