Oh we are way thrilled to kick off June by sharing a lovely tutorial with you from Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty. Stephanie used the Marine Too collection by Dan Stiles to create this utterly adorable toddler bedding set. So. Cute. Keep reading for the full tutorial!
In this toddler bedding tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a fitted knit sheet, pillowcase and a quilt cover, using these wonderful bright prints from the Marine Too Organic Fabric Collection by Dan Stiles for Birch Fabrics! It features wave panels and half square triangle fish applique.
- 2 yards Organic, KNIT, Marine Too, Waves and Whales
- 1 yard turtle love
- 2 yards whale love
- 2.5 yards mod basics tomato
- 1 yard mod basics white
- 0.5 yards wave patch
- 0.5 yards anchors away
- 0.5 yards sea faring
- 0.5 yards marine life
- FQ Urchin Forest Sunset
- FQ Urchin Forest Daylight
- FQ Mod Solid Teal
- 76" x 1/4" Elastic
- optional: Snaps or buttons
Step 1Cut 1 rectangle measuring 48cm long by 95cm wide and 1 rectangle measuring 19" x 31.5" from Turtle Love.
Step 2Fold under 1/2" along the RIGHT hand edge of the larger rectangle, press, fold under another 1/2"†(to enclose the raw edge) and press again. Top stitch.
Step 3Fold Under 6" of the RIGHT hand edge of the large rectangle,press to right side.
Step 4Fold under 1/2"†along the LEFT hand edge of the smaller rectangle, press, fold under another 1/2"†(to enclose the raw edge) and press again. Top stitch
Step 5Place the two rectangles of fabric, right sides together, with folded over part of large rectangle on top of the smaller rectangle and pin in place.
Step 6Sew a continuous seam (1/2"†seam allowance) along the 3 unfinished edges. Use an overlock stitch to finish the raw edges.
Step 7Turn right sides out, press and insert pillow.
Step 1Cut rectangle of waves and whales knit measuring 42" wide by 180cm 70" long. from each corner cut out a 9" square.
Step 2Sew corners, right sides together using overlock stitch, tricot stitch or narrow zig zag.
Step 3Pin elastic in several places to the raw edge. Sew elastic to raw edge, using overlock stitch or elastic zig zag stitch, stretching out elastic as you go.
Step 1for the back of the duvet cover, cut 1 rectangle measuring 43.5" x 71" from Whale Love; 2 rectangles measuring 43.5"†x 4" and 2 rectangles measuring 8" x 79" from Mod basics tomato.
Step 2sew the 2 smaller rectangles of mod basics tomato to the top and bottom of the whale love rectangle and then sew the 2 thin, long rectangles of mod basics tomato to each of the sides of the whale love rectangle. Overlock seams, press and set aside.
Step 3Cut rectangles measuring 43.5"†x 14" from: wave patch, anchors away, sea faring, marine too and mod basics white. making sure to leave 1" gap between the highest and lowest waves on wave patch, so you should have 3 full patches high.
Step 4Cut 2 rectangles measuring 8" x 79" and 2 rectangles measuring 43.5" x 8" from mod basics orange.
To make the fish applique strips, cut out 3 x 6" squares from: mod basics tomato, mod basics solid teal, urchin forest sunset, urchin forest daylight.
Cut each square in half to create half square triangles.
Press under 1/2" seam allowance, trim excess and topstitch in place referencing photo below.
Step 7Add a line of stay stitching just under 1" away from the wave edges, overlock raw edge. Clip the curves and press under.
Step 8Overlock the top edges of the rectangles of wave patch, mod basics white, anchors away, marine too and sea faring.
Step 9Starting from the top, lay the mod basics tomato rectangle on top of the wave patch rectangle, lining up with the wave pattern, with minimum 1" overlap. Top stitch in place, close to the wave edge.
Step 10Continue to layer and top stitch the strips in the following order: mod basics white/fish applique; anchors away; seafaring; mod basics white/fish applique. Finishing by layering the final mod basics tomato rectangle ON TOP of the marine too strip.
Step 11Sew the two long strips of mod basics tomato to the two long edges of the pieced front and overlock the seam. Press towards the outer edge.
Step 12On the bottom edges of the front and back fold under 1/4" and then a further 1/4", press and top stitch.
Step 13Place the front and back of duvet cover, right sides together. 8" from the right hand side sew in fron the bottom edge at an angle, turn and then sew all the way around the duvet cover until you get back to the bottom of the duvet cover, sew along 8" and then turn and sew back to the bottom edge.
Step 14Overlock remaining raw edges and then turn and press.
Step 15You can either leave the opening as is, or you can add button holes/buttons or press snaps.
VariationsFor a really simple look, you could create the front of the quilt cover by repeating the instructions for the back of the cover, showcasing a different print! To make a more traditional quilt, follow the steps for the quilt cover until the end of Step 11. Put the two sides of the quilt right sides together. Add a layer of batting on top and sew all the way around leaving a gap for turning. Turn right sides out and sew the gap shut. Quilt as desired.
Thank you Stephanie for sharing this incredible tutorial with us and our Fabricworms!