Easy DIY Crib Rail Cover

My little man has finally started the biting phase.  We have about 7 chompers now and at any chance he gets he will bite you and let me tell you, those teeth are SHARP!  I have been wanting to make a crib rail cover before he starts biting his crib and leave those cute little teeth marks.
I honestly couldn’t believe how easy they were to actually make. I made 2 of them in just one night.  (The extra one I took to grandma’s house for her crib)  I know you are able to buy crib rail covers at most baby stores but my crib has an extra wide top and they wouldn’t fit.   So I decided to make one instead.  The best part it only cost me less then 20 bucks for the quilted fabric and the bias tape.
First, you need to lay out your fabric and measure to the length you need.  Make sure you add an extra 2 inches for when you fold in the sides for sewing.
 I choose to use the quilted fabric that already had the batting on the inside.  Saving my self an extra step.
The longest and most time consuming part is the pinning.  I got smarter with my second cover, I folded the fabric over once and removed the pin and folded over again and re-pinned.   Saving myself, to sew around the cover twice.
Demonstrating my double fold
For the ties I used the bias tape.  I did sew down the edge to make it look more complete and so I didn’t have to worry about it fraying open.  I measured the ties out evenly with my cover size.  I would recommend about two inches in from the corner edge so its easier to tie to your crib.
YIPPEE!!   Your done!  It was so simple and easy and ALOT cheaper then having to buy one.  The best part you are able to design and pick the colors of your nursery to coordinate.
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  1. I LOVE THIS! it is such a simple way to keep the munchkins from banging their head on the rail! Wish I had thought of that one!

  2. Great DIY tutorial!

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  3. how interesting! IO never even heard of a crib rail…..after 8 kids! seems like a very good idea..now for my grandson!!
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  5. What a great craft!

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  6. Good DIY project! I looked around at some of your recipes, too. YUM!

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  10. What a great idea! I just might have to make one of these for an incoming member of our family! Found you over at the Velvet Moon, followed your blog, would love a follow back!

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  11. Those look great! I had to buy something similar because my little one was chewing his crib something awful. I could only find one set that was wide enough, and they were expensive! You are one clever mama to do it yourself. Glad I found you on Marvelous Mondays at This Gal Cooks!

  12. Great idea! I may need to make one of these one day!

  13. Great idea to make these! I’ve also seen people use their bumpers and tie them on the top too. My son never seemed to figure out he could bite the edge of his crib, so we got lucky!

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  15. What a good idea! I should totally do this, because my son is ALWAYS chewing on the top of his crib…. Thanks for sharing! :-)

  16. Brilliant!!! And YES! Those little chompers are SHARP!!!!!

  17. I used this SAME quilted navy fabric on my son’s crib rail bumpers! So perfect for keeping them from gnawing on the rails!

  18. Super cute! It looks great with his bedding! I am visiting you from the Blog Hop on The Pink Momma!

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  19. This is such a great idea! I’m almost done making the bumper for our crib and hadn’t thought of doing something like this. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Love this idea and it looks completely professional. My older daughter left rows of teeth marks on her crib, so I am hoping to prevent that with out youngest. Thank you for sharing!
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  21. Christina says:

    Where did you buy the blue quilted fabric? I would love to make one for my son! Thanks for the tutorial, it looks great!

  22. What are the measurements for the crib cover?