Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too

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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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty The toddler bedding tutorial is sized for the IKEA Kritter Toddler Bed Frame, which fits a mattress 27.6″ x 63″; a standard UK single duvet measuring 53″ x 79″ and a standard UK pillow measuring 29″ x 19″. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Supplies

  • 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 too
  • FQ Urchin Forest Sunset
  • FQ Urchin Forest Daylight
  • FQ Mod Solid Teal
  • 76″ x 1/4″ Elastic
  • optional: Snaps or buttons

Pillowcase

Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 1

Cut 1 rectangle measuring 48cm long by 95cm wide and 1 rectangle measuring 19″ x 31.5″ from Turtle Love.

Step 2

Fold 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 3

Fold Under 6″ of the RIGHT hand edge of the large rectangle,press to right side. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 4

Fold 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 5

Place 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. 5-_MG_6588

Step 6

Sew a continuous seam (1/2″ seam allowance) along the 3 unfinished edges. Use an overlock stitch to finish the raw edges. 6-_MG_6626

Step 7

Turn right sides out, press and insert pillow.

Fitted Sheet

Step 1

Cut rectangle of waves and whales knit measuring 42″ wide by 180cm 70″ long. from each corner cut out a 9″ square. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 2

Sew corners, right sides together using overlock stitch, tricot stitch or narrow zig zag. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 3

Pin 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Quilt cover

Step 1

for 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 2

sew 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 3

Cut 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 4

Cut 2 rectangles measuring 8″ x 79″ and 2 rectangles measuring 43.5″ x 8″ from mod basics orange.

Step 5

Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty Cut each square in half to create half square triangles. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty Press under 1/2″ seam allowance, trim excess and topstitch in place referencing photo below. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 6

Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty Trim the bottom of the wave patch to leave a 1″ wave border. Use this to cut the bottom edge of one of the rectangles of mod basics tomato, the top edge of the other rectangle of mod basics tomato, two rectangles of mod basics white and the bottom edges of anchors away and marine too. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 7

Add a line of stay stitching just under 1″ away from the wave edges, overlock raw edge. Clip the curves and press under. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 8

Overlock the top edges of the rectangles of wave patch, mod basics white, anchors away, marine too and sea faring. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 9

Starting 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 10

Continue 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 11

Sew 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 12

On the bottom edges of the front and back fold under 1/4″ and then a further 1/4″, press and top stitch. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 13

Place 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 14

Overlock remaining raw edges and then turn and press. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Step 15

You can either leave the opening as is, or you can add button holes/buttons or press snaps. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

Variations

For 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. Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too | The Crafty Kitty

3 thoughts on “Toddler Bedding Tutorial in Marine Too

  1. Sarah Helene
    August 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    CREATIVE, CLEVER & COLORFUL — your Toddler Bedding tutorial in 15 steps! LOVE your use of different related motif fabrics and the bright colors for the 3 items: fitted sheet, pillow case & duvet cover. For the duvet cover, you added 2 sections of triangular pieces quilted in colors to coordinate with printed fabrics. CONGRATS on your sewing this for your little boy. Thanks for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

  2. Kathe Ang
    July 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hello, I loved the fabric, color combinationand the wave sewing you’ve done! :)

    May I ask if you have any templates?

    And if you could advice the size and amount of materials needed for a Super Single Bed? I would like to make it for my elder son.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  3. Maureen T
    July 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Shat a bright and cheerful room. Love it all. Where did you find the knit fabric with whales on it? It would make a great summer romper for a toddler.

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