Here's a picture of the area she chewed on the back rail...
I had pretty much given up on saving the crib. I figured it would just have to be sanded down and re-stained anyway. While on pinterest, I came across this teething guard. I seriously wasn't even looking! It looked simple enough, so I ran out and grabbed the material.
My crib rail is 51.5", so I bought:
- 1.5 yards of single face quilted fabric (so I wouldn't have to sew 2 pieces together)
- 3 yards of fabric ( I bought 1 in one pattern and 2 in another)
- Spool of ribbon (so I wouldn't have to make ties)
SN: I did not need that much fabric and have a ton left over.
1. I cut my fabric to size. Since I was using 2 different patterns, I added a few inches to allow for room to sew them all together. My pieces were 18" x 6". I cut my quilted fabric to 51.5" X 5". Then I sewed the 3 pieces of fabric together.
2. I put the fabric face down and placed the quilted fabric on top. Then I folded the edges and pinned into place. I did not iron...just folded and pinned.
3. Instead of making the ties, I just used ribbon. I think the ties would have been stronger, but only time will tell:) I cut the ribbon in 5" strips and pinned them into place. I used shorter ties so that they wouldn't hang down. I put the guard on G's crib and marked where I wanted the ties placed, just like the website said to do.
4. I used my sewing machine to straight stitch the entire thing together. Placed it on the crib and tied the ribbon.