Bassinet Bedding for Less

Sewing, sewing, sewing…I am officially sick of sewing!  Although, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, I am SO GLAD to be done.  Before tackling the crib bedding, I decided to make my own bassinet bedding.  Just like the crib bedding, I fell in love with the world’s most expensive bassinet bedding which drove me to sewing my own.  Can we say NESTING!!!!  Yup, it may be a bit early for me, but I think I am fully nesting.  It never stops!  Just ask my husband…he is convinced that his wife has gone insane!

Since planning for a little girl is, frankly, an obsession, it was quickly determined that the “Moses Basket” bassinet look was a must!  But ouch, it sure drains your pocket within one “add to cart” click!  I particularly liked Pottery Barn Kids and Restoration Hardware Moses baskets which retail anywhere between $450 – $550.  This seemed a bit out of control and I felt guilty adding to a baby registry, especially since there are so many expensive items that are a bit more important than a fabulously beautiful Moses bassinet.

So what is a girl to do when there is a strong desire for fabulous but to embarrassed to add to a baby registry?  Go used…yup, I love me some consignment or used baby items!  A very generous neighbor was looking to sell their gently used Pottery Barn bassinet for $100, including the bedding!  SCORE and exactly what I was looking for.  I simply washed the bumper set and recovered with the fabric I wanted (same as the crib bedding).  Then, the bassinet skirt.  A bit of “ruffle hell,” however, I got through it and am so excited with the final result!  Ta-da!!!  Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Bassinet Bedding for Less

  1. Hi Britt,
    I can’t believe how talented you are the way you dressed up your Moses bassinet. We are so proud of you and can’t wait to see it all when we come back there in November.

    I am still waiting for the information on how to order the curtains you were supposed to send me.

    Keep going babydoll,



  2. I absolutely love this DIY idea! I’m now expecting myself, and well frankly i don’t have any rich relatives or loads of money to spend. The other little problem is that I just can’t sew. How much would you charge for something similar to what you did here? Its so gorgeous! I’m not sure what I’m going to have yet, but soon enough! Please contact me.
    -Brooke 🙂

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