|NU-Foam Bumper Pad Batting|
Here's what they turned out to look like. I chose a muted chevron pattern for the "outside" and a solid matching pink for the "inside" - that way they could always be reversible!
The tricky part was making sure that for the "long" sides of the crib (which is two bumpers) I had the chrevon stripes aligning, so the two pieces would be consistent visually. I have yet to bring these to Portland, get the crib there, and put it all together... keep your fingers crossed!
The other hard part was sewing the batting into the bumper. I quizzed the ladies at the fabric store and those who had made them before, had sewed in the batting (vs. leave an open pleat or zipper to remove the batting in the future) and said that it was machine washable and had no issues with putting it through the wash. In order to sew these in... the entire bottom turned into a hidden (or ladder) stitch... time consuming, but good practice.
|Pre Ladder Stitch|
|Post Ladder Stitch|