While cruising the limitless internet last night, in search of some new craft blogs to follow, I came across this super-easy, very concise tutorial for crib sheets.
For a few months now I have had a sneaking suspicion that I could be making these myself, but I was just too tired to sit down and do the brain work required (i.e. taking one of my old sheets apart to get the measurements and corner construction down). You can rest easy, brain! The wonderful gals at Made did it for you!
Now I plan on going through my stash to see if I have anything that screams "sheets" at me. I have quite a bit of vintage fabric that has softened and stretched with time, and I think it would work well. It definitely isn't suited for dressmaking, that's for sure.
I sewed some easy envelope back pillows (well, pillow covers, really) last night to ease back into the sewing groove. Apart from some fighting with my machine over bobbin thread tension, all went well. Pictures to follow soon!