Introduction: Baby Crib/Cot Braided Bumper
Today I would like to share with you how to make Braided Bumper for Baby Bed, cute and trendy DIY nursery decor. You can make it monochrome, or use any color you like.
Step 1: Supplies
- Stretch Cotton velvet Fabric (3 colors)
- Pillow stuffing (6pcs IKEA SLÅN Pillows)
- Sewing machine
- Needle & Thread
- Pins & Safety Pins
- Empty Paper Towel Roll or Cardboard
Step 2: Cut Out
Fold the fabric in half (I took 150cm width). Measured 17cm and cut out.
2 pieces of each color 17cm x 150cm.
Step 3: Sewing Tube
Take 2 strips of the same color, fix them with pins and sew toghether. You obtain 1 long strip 17cm x 300cm. Form a sleave of fabric by folding strip in half the long way with the right side facing inside, and pin. Make sure that you use a planty of pins as the fabric will be prone to slip.
If you took Velvet, it is impotrant to make sure you always have the nap going the same way.
Step 4: Turn the Tube
Turn fabric tube right side out using a safety pin. Hook a safety pin in one end, turn the head of the pin down inside the fabric. Push the pin in, and then pull the fabric. Do this until the fabric tube is turned.
Step 5: Start Stuffing
Insert Empty Paper Towel Roll inside tube and roll the half of the fabric around (The half - because the tube is long, and we will work in 2 steps).
Place o small amount of pillow stuffing inside and push down with a long object (I use ruler). Keep doing this until you have stuffed the whole fabric tube. Ensure the tube is stuffed evenly. Leave a few centimetres at the end, then close with a safety pin to avoid the stuffing escape.
Now insert the paper roll from another side and stuff the remaining part. Repeat the same with remaining 2 tubes.
Step 6: Braiding
Join together 2 tubes with slip/ladder stitch. Now you a ready to braiding. Start making a basic braid. For a best results, the fabric seam should allways looks to the back. After, hide and secure the ends of tubes to the back of the braid using needle and thread.
That’s it! Now you have unique and personalized nursery decor.