You will need
- The main fabric for sewing (4.5 to 6 m), lace or embroidery, a satin wide ribbon, thread for sewing
Define for yourself the purpose of the canopy. If it is assumed that it will perform only an aesthetic function (a cots do look very nice), then will fit almost any lightweight fabric, and even transparent (tulle, organza, light silk, taffeta). But if the canopy is initially necessary not only for decoration but also for shading from bright light or sunlight, in this case it is advisable to choose fabrics opaque (more dense silk and even conventional cotton).
To the four poster bed had beautiful pleats you need to take sufficient amount of material. In addition, you must consider its length. The height of the finished mounting for the canopy is 75-100 cm. Given these data, the most optimal is a canopy with a length of 150-200 cm In this case, its length will reach approximately to the middle legs (or drawers) cot. Optionally, the length to increase.
The width of the canopy is approximately 4 m, to achieve a beautiful drape. Also an extra supply of fabric will allow to cover a gentle sleeping baby from light. Given that usually, the fabric width is 145 cm, the canopy needs to take 3 lengths of fabric panels which will have to make. Some fabrics are measured in running meters, so you can immediately buy 150-200 cm fabric required width (4-4. 5 m).
Choose a finish for the canopy. It can be lace, sewing, or simply ruffles. For a young child it is preferable to use stitching on a cotton base. The side panels of the canopy if desired can be slightly rounded.
To sew a canopy for a crib placed in front of them one side of the fabric, attaching lace and sew a line of zigzag passing one of the vertical sides, bottom and second side. If required, lace or sewing, you can first tack and then sew on a typewriter.
The top edge of the folded canopy 1.2-1.5 cm and sew a straight line so that the middle is left a small gap as it would be inserted metal rods that hold the canopy.
Decorate a four-poster bed large, trimmed with lace or embroidery with a bow. Also bow can be made from satin ribbons, matching color. The resulting canopy strung on metal rods which are then inserted into the hollow attached to the back of the crib, the web. Decorate with ribbon and hang if necessary toys. Cozy house ready for the baby.
The fabric it is desirable to take stock, which will give a beautiful effect of cascading folds.