I had been keeping the idea of a crib rail cover in the back of my mind for some time, but just like the shopping cart cover, they seem a bit pricey for a simple piece of fabric that ties onto a crib. Just as I was mulling all of these thoughts over in my head, it hit me! I have a leftover piece of fleece fabric that's been calling out to me for a while now, so why not make a no-sew railing cover?!?!
The concept is exactly the same as the one behind the no-sew shopping cart cover I made back in April, with the exception of slightly different dimensions. So, for those of you who love no-sew projects as much as I do and could use a little protection for your own movin' and groovin' babes, I now give you a project that is easy on both your wallet and your time!
No-Sew Crib Rail Cover
Grab yourself a piece of fleece fabric and cut it to be 59" long by 25" wide.
(Dimensions may vary depending on the size of your crib. Our crib is 51" long, plus 4" on each side to account for the tassels. The length I needed to wrap from the front of the railing to the back was 17", with an additional 4" on each side for tassels, as well.)
Next, cut a 4" by 4" square out of each corner of the fabric, like so:
Once the squares are cut, work your way around the entire edge of the fabric and cut tassels 4" long by 1" wide. To knot the tassels, go back around and snip a tiny slit in the top center of each tassel with your scissors ...
... and then wrap each tassel around itself, pulling the tail end through the tiny hole that you made!
Once you've finished knotting all of those wonderful little tassels, your crib rail cover should look something like this:
In baby's room, it should look something like this!
Of course, if you add a cute baby to the pictures then that makes anything look good.