So I think you all know by now that I'm totally in moving mode, right? Well, here's more proof of that.
Last week we sold this:
*We did NOT sell any of the nice, beautiful, sentimental blankets that so many wonderful people made for Olivia. By bedding I only meant the sheets, the dust ruffle, and the mattress pad. Promise.
Then we bought this:
Anyway, the point in telling you all this is that, since we sold Olivia's crib sheets and mattress pad, we needed some new ones to fit her new little bed. And since two Pack & Play sheets cost $9.50 at Walmart, I decided to stick it to the man and just make some. So we picked up some materials on the way home from buying the Pack & Play and I got to work.
Pack & Play Mattress Cover Tutorial
Want to make your own mattress pad for a Pack & Play?
Here's what you'll need:
An old vinyl tablecloth would work great for this, especially since it gets covered up anyway! That's what I would have used, but we didn't have one. I ended up buying some at the fabric store and since it was the end of the bolt (but still plenty more than what I needed) it was still cheap!
-Some elastic (I used 1/2" wide elastic, but it really doesn't matter.)
Step 1: Cut your mattress cover
**Okay, so you could totally stop here and just lay this piece down in your Pack & Play, cover it up with a sheet, and move on with your life. Or you can continue on if you like.
Step 2: Marking your mattress cover
Do this for all four corners of your mattress cover.
Step 3: Cut the elastic
Step 4: Sew the elastic on
Do this for the remaining three corners.
Step 5: Put it on the Pack & Play!
Oh, and, uhh, you should of course cover this up with a sheet. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to lay a child down right on plastic. That probably goes without saying, but you can never be sure. Okay, now I'm done.