I saw the gummy things you can stick on, but thought those looked pretty cheap. I saw the clip on plastic things but didn't think they would fit her convertible crib style. Then I found the cloth rail covers that looked perfect! There's only one kind sold in stores and 2 other kinds I could find online. Is there really not that big of a market for crib rail covers?
I guess not because the cost certainly doesn't reflect a competitive price point. $22+ for the front rail cover and $37+ for a pair of side rail covers! No thank you, ma'am.
Now, I'm not much of a seamstress...that's my mom's gig (no, really, she's amazing). It's something she never really passed on to me (mostly my fault). I do, however, have her "old" machine. Since getting it last summer I have hemmed one pair of PJ pants, and it was a miserable job. I have had the supplies to make G's baby pillow in her closet for months, but never dug out the sewing machine to actually complete the craft.
A set of $59 crib rail covers was enough to pull the crafty momma right out of me.
Look what I made!!! Custom crib rail covers!
|1.5 yards of quilted fabric|
|sewn long piece, I doubled part over|
And here's her baby pillow:
|Cute fabric, huh?|
|I'm really proud of my stitches, I didn't pin a single thing and kept them straight!|
|Final Product (I made two, so I can rotate as needed)|