How To Make A No-Sew Crib Skirt (Video Tutorial)

We’re back with another update on John’s sister’s little-boy-on-the-way nursery that we’ve been transforming for the past few weeks (see how we painted stripes and hung mirrors here). This week’s project is a custom crib skirt that we easily whipped up on the cheap with fabric that we snagged on sale and without the use of a sewing machine- or even a needle and thread! Here’s how:

Simple, right? We love that all you need is some fabric you heart, a measuring tape, an iron, hem tape and a bit of velcro. And this was actually our first time taking on a project like this, so if we can do it on camera you can totally follow along at home (hopefully with an iron that’s on). John’s favorite part was when I said “you’ll have a ribbon of stick” when I was struggling to describe the iron-on tape. Eh, you win some, you lose some.

And speaking of winning, how great is it that Emily can now shove a ton of stuff under her crib and no one will ever be the wiser? Especially since she thought she couldn’t have a crib skirt in a modern baby-boy nursery for fear that it would look too frilly or traditional for her tastes. Thank goodness for that inky blue geometric fabric! We love that it’s clean and modern yet oh-so-kid-friendly at the same time. Kids like shapes, right? Especially paired with zoo animals.

So that’s the rundown of our crib skirt adventure. Stick around for more DIY nursery undertakings and of course the big reveal. And because we know you appreciate a budget breakdown, we’ll leave you with our total cost for this entire project: $35. And that includes velcro, iron on hem tape, and two yards of high-end-but-on-sale fabric. We probably could have done the whole thing in under $15 but we fell hard for the fancier fabric and didn’t look back. And a custom $35 crib skirt still isn’t bad at all when you consider that this one from Restoration Hardware Baby can run ya $80.

Oh and we even had enough extra fabric leftover to make a pillow for the chair next to the crib so that’s also included in the total (we’re going to use the fabric in reverse for a complementary lighter blue pop of color nearby). Can’t wait. Seriously is it nerdy that this stuff gets us all giddy and hyper? Do any of you guys have a DIY nursery project of your own going on right now? Any buns in the oven out there? Any kid room makeovers in general (from toddler to big boy or tween to teen for example)? Let’s hear it.


  1. Miki says

    Love the tutorial Youngsters! As soon as you started the video, I wondered how you could keep the tailored look when the crib level dropped…but you beat me to the catch! Velcro rocks.

  2. Carmen says

    Great job on the skirt! The room is really coming together beautifully! We will be redoing our 7 year old daughter’s room this winter. We are going from a little girls garden themed room to a more grown up girly Parisian theme that we found on Rate My Space. She has a black and white damask comforter and hot pink sheets picked out. We will do matching pink walls and a black chandelier wall decal. I’ve also been on the hunt for an affordable chandlier on Craigslist that I can spray paint black and adorn with black crystals. I’m kind of at a loss for wall art though.

  3. Beth-BTW says

    Good job! Even though I made all of our nursery bedding long ago when our first daughter was born, I had to watch your little video (you are great on camera, btw!) to see how you adjusted it to be shorter when the mattress platform is lowered. Nice work!

  4. annie says

    I am a LONG time seamstress….but this is just perfection!!! Talk about easy and professional looking. Thank you always for your fun and doable DIY. You are the best. XXX Annie

    • YoungHouseLove says

      Hey Annie,

      Wow! We’re totally blushing. The fact that you’re a long time seamstress and you think our little DIY bedskirt project is “perfection” really has us grinning for ear to ear! Thanks so much for the endorsement- you don’t know how much it means to us!

      s (& j)

  5. says

    love it! so cute…I saw that nursery set with the elephants at Target. I was in love…but unfortunatly the hub wants to wait a while before we have our first.

  6. Stephanie B says

    What a great idea. I’ve been having a difficult time finding a bedskirt to fit our odd-height guest bed. I may take some inspiration from you two and make up a pretty custom skirt myself. Thanks for the idea!

  7. says

    Wow! I will definitely be doing this for our crib! I hated the idea of having that blank space under the crib – but I was NOT looking forward to sewing anything. This is an awesome solution.

  8. says

    I actually just posted a few photos of our daughter’s nursery on my blog the other day! :) I’m in love with it. It’s green and pink with birdies – check it out!

  9. Kelly Gray says

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! I have pieced together my little one’s room and LOVE this idea. I have drawers below her crib but she is constantly opening them and pulling everything out and I find her in her room with all the contents on the floor and her in the middle (okay, yes sooooo cute BUT it gets old when you are trying to fly out the door and leaving a huge mess for later). This way she will hopefully FORGET that there are drawers under there :) Thanks for the video, super helpful!

    • YoungHouseLove says

      Hey Christina,

      We snagged the fabric at a local store (Williams & Sherrill) but I’m sure you can find something similar at a chain like Joanne or Hancock Fabrics. There are also tons of online fabric stores (just google for “blue geometric fabric” and see what you get). Hope it helps!


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