This is the final installment of a three-part crib skirt tutorial. It’s not that the project was difficult, requiring three whole parts, but I was lazy and didn’t want to write it all up for one day.
Now, for the cheating part where it all comes together. With all four sides of the skirt done, take them to the crib, apply the sticky hook side of the velcro to the crib frame where you want to adhere the skirt to the frame. For the long panels, use three 1.5" sections (two at the ends and one in the middle). For the short panels, use two 1.5" sticky Velcro sections (two at the ends, about 4.5" in from the sides recommended). Here’s a top view of the sticky Velcro on the long side of the crib with the long panel…
See how I placed the sticky Velcro to match up or align with the sewn Velcro on the panel? With the sticky Velcro in place, adhere the fabric panel to the crib frame. This was repeated for the remaining 9 Velcro sections.
Velcro all of those sides on and you have just made an inexpensive crib skirt that isn’t a full crib skirt. No one can even tell the difference and it’s height-adjustable as you lower your crib mattress for your growing baby – you just re-velcro the skirt to fit.
To protect our dual-sided mattress, we placed a piece of cardboard on top of the springs, underneath the mattress. I figured this step would ensure that the mattress doesn’t get damaged since our skirt doesn’t have fabric covering the springs like sold skirts do.