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Make a Fitted Sheet My baby is growing up, Sob! Emma has grown out of her toddler bed and has graduated to a single bed you call them twin in the States.

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We were lucky to enough to inherit this cool vintage one from a family member in great condition. No drama, with a few easy steps, all flat sheets can be converted to practical fitted sheets. The instructions below apply to any sized sheet, so you can use this tutorial to make cot sheets right up to a king sized bed sheet.

Flat sheet the size of your mattress Firm thin elastic about 0. Gather you materials, you probably have every thing you need in your linen press and craft drawer.

Gather you materials, you probably have every thing you need in your linen press and craft drawer. Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism.

This guide to bedding sizes is a great reference to help you calculate the measurements required for your sheet, but I suggest taking your own measurements of the mattress you are sewing for, as sizes and especially depths may vary. The mattress measurements you will need are: Fold your sheet into quarters, from the center fold measure half the length and half the width, add the depth and as much extra as your sheet will allow.

Cut away the square that is remaining in the corner, leave 1cm half inch for seam allowance indicated with an X. The right sides of the sheet should be facing each other as pictured. Sew a seam back stitching towards the corner and finish the raw edge with a serger or zig zag stitch. Repeat for all corners.

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  • Try it on your bed at this stage just to make sure you are on the right track. Serge or zig zag right around the raw edge of the sheet. Fold over and sew to make a casing for the elastic to thread through. Mine was about 1. Leave an opening about the width of your hand. Secure the end of your elastic with an elastic threading tool pictured or a safety pin.

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    Thread your elastic into the opening. Keep feeding all the way around till you get back to the opening. Sew the ends of the elastic together.

    Sew the opening shut.

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  • Check out how nice and snugly the sheet fits over the mattress. Bed making is such a breeze now, no more messy corners. So go and dig out all those flat sheets at the back of your linen press and convert them to fitted sheets, clear the clutter and save money at the same time!

    The featherbed will normally have elastic straps or even have a fitted sheet on it so that it fits over a mattress and stays in place. Standard North American pocket size is 7 to 9 inches.

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