A while back, I needed somewhere to put a few extra pacifiers for A in her crib where she could get them when she woke up at night. Hers kept falling behind her crib or she couldn't find the ones laying on the other end. I thought if I could just sneak a few in a pocket once she'd fallen asleep, I wouldn't have to go in there in the middle of the night.
I decided to whip up some bumper pockets. Not only did I make a little one for her pacifiers, but I made a larger one to keep a few small toys and a book so she would have things to play with before she fell asleep and when she woke up. They were EXACTLY what I needed.
Here's how I did it. (at the bottom, I've put a few things I might change.)
First, get your bumper and measure how long you want your pocket to be. Cut out a rectangle of fabric using pinking shears and pin it to your bumper.
Sew around the sides and bottom using a zigzag stitch.
That's it! You're done! If you don't sew, you could try using iron-on/sticky Velcro with this project.
Things I would change:
-I did this pretty quick because I wasn't sure if it would be a good solution. Knowing now that it worked so well, I would make it a bit sturdier . I might make an entire pocket and sew it to the bumper. After a month or two of use and washing, the pocket got a little stretched out. It still worked, but it made me want to have a sturdier pocket in the future.