baby boy crib set

Whoa there!  Don’t get all hyped up, it’s not for me.  I’m so loving how this project turned out and that it’s finished.  I totally forgot how much fabric and how much time a innocent little crib set could take up.  But this was made with pure joy for my brother and his wife who are expecting a baby boy in early September.

I was so happy when I heard the good news and one of the first things that popped into my head was: “yay, I get to make all kinds of fun baby stuff!”.

Their nursery is too cute already, the walls are a really fun green and some of the furniture is already set up (from the lovely Ikea of course).  I can’t wait to see it with the crib and bedding in it!!  Their shower isn’t until the 26th, so I’m excited about the big reveal.

Of course I have a few other items to make and I’ll just have to keep you posted as those get finished.

| Crib Bedding Set Pattern by Amy Butler (little stitches for little ones book) |

I didn’t use Amy’s crib sheet instructions, but rather used the quicker and much less fabric option of MADE‘s crib sheet tutorial.  Yay for that.

The fabrics are Robert Kaufmann’s Monaluna, Robert Kaufmann basic stripes, some Heather Bailey Nicey Jane, and three prints from the Freebird collection by Moda!  Dots and stripes were the request so dots and stripes it was. 

As a side note:  I had a fun time on this photo shoot.  You really can’t appreciate crib bedding unless it’s actually on a crib.  So with that in mind, I had to set up the crib again, luckily we still had it stashed away in our attic.  The room the pics were taken is actually my living room, but doesn’t it seem like a nice cozy nursery?!  🙂

And another random bit of info.  I woke up Monday morning to a great sight, my stuff on
Thanks again Jessica for such a nice post, and of course a big welcome to some new readers!  Hello out there!

31 thoughts on “baby boy crib set

  1. Jenny says:

    Yes it does look cozy! It looks great! They are going to love it.

  2. Jeni says:

    I love this! Do you have any tips for keeping the bumper..for lack of a better word, erect? I used this same pattern and our bumper is super-saggy. Did you use one set of crib batting? Interfacing?
    Any tips would be appreciated. I hate to think about taking it apart but I also hate to think about all the work I’ve already put into such a shoddy-looking thing!

  3. Jessica says:

    THanks so much for your comment, I totally agree how expensive lamps can be! I was so flattered that you commented. I am a closet stalker of Noodlehead!

  4. Jess says:

    Glad you liked the post! I’m a fan.

  5. jess says:

    awesome crib set, Anna! I love the pocket for books! If only I’d known about that when I made baby’s bumper…darn! The fabric is so cute too 😀

  6. Emily says:

    I love the crib set you made(!) from the fabrics to the patterns to the staging in your living room. Your nephew (and his parents) will love it!

  7. Ooty says:

    Beautiful set!

  8. That is so pretty. It looks so good with the wood finish on the crib. What a lucky littly guy!!

  9. Karin van D. says:

    They are so lucky to receive this from you. It’s lovely, Anna!

  10. Jessica says:

    How lovely! It is funny how much fabric is required for such a small bed, but so worth it!

  11. Carla G. says:

    Congratulations on the feature!! You are so talented and I love your blog! I want to try my hand today at using part of your gathered clutch technique on an i-pad case. I’m not that experienced, but if it turns out well I’ll send you a photo! I love your designs.

  12. Jennifer says:

    How adorable!! I wish I had been sewing before my girls were born. I had such a hard time finding bedding that I even remotely liked. BTW, my middle child drew a very Noodlehead-like picture on my wall the other day. So I think of this blog every time I look at my wall (permanent marker… haven’t managed to get it all off yet =/)

  13. Cyndi says:

    Wow, that’s fantastic! Love all your fabric choices and you did an awesome job! I’m sure your brother and SIL will be THRILLED!

    And Congrats on the feature on How About Orange! Very cool!



  14. Amy says:

    It is a lovely crib set! I can’t believe that you actually set up the crib again for the photos!!! That’s way to much work for me!

  15. Lauren says:

    Love the crib set! I found you through Jessica and am a beginner sew-er and have a baby on the way!!! Cant wait to see more of your stuff and to learn from you!

  16. affectioknit says:

    That is so awesome! I love it!

  17. *Sarah says:

    I’m a pretty new reader, so Hi!
    I can’t stop drooling over this crib set!
    almost makes me want another baby, so I can keep the crib a bit longer. 🙂

  18. dana says:

    you did it!! Very cool idea to put the pockets in there for books. They’re going to love it. Great gift!

  19. It’s so cute! I think if we have another, I’ll try a crib set. They are just so much cuter handmade 🙂

  20. Mary says:

    Very cute bedding, and I’m absolutely loving the book pockets inside the crib bumper! So cute!

    I’m also super impressed that you reassembled your crib to take these pics, but it was definitely worth it!

    (P.S. – if I forgot to mention it already, congrats for the shout-out on How About Orange! I was excited to see you on there.)

  21. Diane says:

    The crib set is adorable!

  22. Absolutely adorable! Can my next kid be your nephew or niece? Great work, Anna!

  23. ificould says:

    Love it!! So cute- I wish I was related to you!!

  24. Crafty Mama says:

    This is beautiful. I’m inspired. Homemade is so much better, always!

  25. tinajo says:

    Absolutely lovely, almost makes me sorry that I´m not having another baby… 😀

  26. Cindy says:

    This is soooo cute! You did a great job and I love the color choices! I’m sure you had fun making this- it’s always fun when making for the family! They are going to LOVE this! I love your blog and you are so creative- having coffee now and checking it out!:) Have a great day!!

  27. Looks wonderful – what a gift to be able to sew so beautifully.
    Warm wishes, tonya

  28. alissa says:

    Anna – Congrats on your feature @ How About Orange! I was so excited for you when I saw your clutches on her site. What a beautiful crib set. I just bought the Amy Butler book this week and am excited to make a few baby gifts. I love that you set your crib up in your living room – that’s real blog devotion!

  29. Christa says:

    new follower! love love love the book pocket idea. In regards to “Jenni”s comment, I used a 3/4 inch foam batting for my crib bumpers…makes them stand up great!about 1 3/4 yard from joanns should do it. hope that helps!

  30. Great idea for gift. The color is nice!

  31. awesome crib set, I love the pocket for books!

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