Now that both my girls are in toddler beds, it's been time to look at toddler sheets. Fortunately, both take crib sheets, so that part is covered. I was looking for flat sheets for the toddler beds since I think Zoé is ready to have more of a "big girl" type bed. But, all I could find was the whole sets with comforter, sheets and a pillowcase. First, neither girl is ready for a pillow yet. Second, it's like over $30 for the whole set and they don't sell the sheets alone individually for you to swap out with the comforter.
So, I made my own.
It wasn't that hard. There are several tutorials. I followed this one but altered slightly. I don't have a serger so I had to improvise there. I used my overcasting foot around the raw edges and then folded the corners under 1/4" and stitched in place. It only took two yards of fabric and Jo-Ann had it on sale for $1.99/yard so the sheet was basically $4. The cool thing about these sheets is that they are fitted at the one end to make it more difficult to come off when your toddler twists around in bed.
I chose a paw print fabric for Zoé's sheets to go with Bandit, her favorite stuffed animal dog.
It's not quite finished (I have to do the top edge and I'm all done). I have another two yards to make a fitted bottom sheet.
Here is me testing it out on the bed with Adèle's "assistance."
I've reached a crossroads of sorts on my Whitework sampler. Due to the beadwork, I'm not able to use an 8x11 Q Snap anymore, so I've had to go to my next size which is 11x17. It makes for a huge awkward frame to hold but so far it's working out. Don't have much of a choice at this point.