Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nursery Fabrics

I want to start this post off by stating that I am not an expert seamstress and by "not an expert" I mean I have only used a sewing machine a handful of times and all of them were during my pregnancy.

My sister-in-law, Nicole, enjoys sewing. My husband gave her her first sewing machine over a decade ago and she has been sewing ever since. When I told her that I wanted to make custom curtains for the nursery, she immediately offered to help me. I will forever be grateful for her help; not only did she help me make beautiful curtains for the nursery, but she also helped me concur my fear of sewing machines!!

I don’t have a tutorial for the curtains, crib skirt, or pillow case because I was too focused on not messing them up to take notes or pictures during the process.

We used Kumari Garden, Teja Blue for the curtains and and they are lined with blackout liner from Hobby Lobby. The curtain rod and rings are from Lowes. I used curtain clips to create the illusion of pinch pleat drapes.
KumariGarden Teja

For the crib skirt we used Kumari Garden Sanjay Blue and a solid turquoise fabric as an accent.

KumariGarden Sanjayturquiose    

I used the Sofia fabric ($7.99/yd) from Ikea to create slipcovers for two Ikea Solsta Pallbo stools and also to cover a vinyl shade for a small window in the room. These stools are one of my favorite features in the nursery. They provide extra seating for family and friends and they are also the perfect height for a baby that is learning to stand/walk/play!


Nicole made me two pillow covers out of a graphic fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. The covers are great because I can wash them whenever needed. The turquoise fleece blanket is from Ikea. They no longer carry it in turquoise, but they have it in different colors and it’s a steal at $3.99. The quilt was a gift from Nana Judy and it matches the color scheme perfectly.


My best friend, Jenn, used Kumari Garden Sashi Blue to make an adorable nightlight and also to mat a picture for the room.

KumariGarden Sashi

The fabric choices were not easy for me but I’m really happy with my final selections.

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