Easy DIY Bassinet Mattress Protector

This Easy DIY Bassinet Mattress Protector is quick, easy and thrifty. This is a sure fire solution for keeping your bassinet mattress clean!

You will need:

  • A bassinet mattress
  • Waterproof material
  • Jersey fabric (20cm by 150cm)
  • Dressmaking pins and 2 safety pins
  • Elastic
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric pencil or marker
  • Sewing machine

What to do:

Lay waterproof material out flat. Place bassinet mattress on top and trace around. Cut.

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Fold jersey fabric in half, right sides together, with the short edges together.

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Pin and sew short edges together. Turn right side out.

Pin jersey fabric and waterproof fabric right sides together.

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Sew. For more stability zigzag edges.

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Turn right side out and pin a 1 inch hem on jersey fabric.

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Sew, leaving a gap to feed in elastic.

Attach on end of the elastic to one side of the opening with a safety pin. Pin the other safety pin on the other end of the elastic and feed through hem. Join the edges of the elastic together and close gap in hem.

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Fit on mattress and make bassinet as normal.

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Filed Under: BabyCraft for MumHomemaking

About the Author: I am a reformed perfectionist who is now a stay at home mum with five children under nine years of age. I am a qualified journalist and graphic designer with a decided creative streak, and run a hobby business called Emily Shaw Design + Write. I will attempt most craft activities and love to write about topical - and especially controversial - issues.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I love this, I am going to make one for my granddaughter. My husband needs one of these for him! do you think I could make a huge one? or maybe I should just go to http://www.protectabed.com/content/mattress_protectors.asp and get a waterproof one? I don’t know maybe I will try and make one first. anyone tried this?

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