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Thread: Making twin fitted sheets from twin flat with SHEET ELASTIC

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    If you seach ebay under sewing there is lots of sheet elastic. They call it fold-over elastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I have done this with crib sheets.
    I've wanted to make crib sheets as I have some really darling baby fabric. Can you PM me with the instructions you use or post it so everyone who is interested in making the crib blankets can use it. I don't even have a crib to check the size but I do have a brand new great granddau. born prematurely last Monday. Thank you.

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    I have made my sheets for a while I got sick of fighting over the top sheet. I have a store that sells sheeting fabric and make the whole set, but you have to buy a good thread count or you will wear them out quick. We never fight over the the sheets now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewSydney
    Thanks for the tutorial, do you stretch the elastic as you sew?

    I have a couple of sheets that need the elastic replaced, have bought the elastic but not sure how much to stretch!!!
    Yes, I stretched as I sewed. I don't have a specific "formula" - just stretched it enough that I wasn't ripping the sheet and still had plenty of material "sucked up" when I released it. This elastic is really great for encasing the entire bottom sheet. I don't do just the corners, I go all the way around and have all the edges finished then. As I recall, I think I used about 2-1/2 to 3 yards for a twin sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I have done this with crib sheets.
    I've wanted to make crib sheets as I have some really darling baby fabric. Can you PM me with the instructions you use or post it so everyone who is interested in making the crib blankets can use it. I don't even have a crib to check the size but I do have a brand new great granddau. born prematurely last Monday. Thank you.
    The tute is at the front of this thread. If you have more questions you can ask again, but I don't have much more to add - the tute says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    Dolly, thank you for those instructions. Where do you find the elastic like that? I have made baby crib sheets exactly like that. What a great idea for sheets for reg beds. Grandchildren would love them!
    Hey Fran in AK! Nice to hear from you, and you're welcome. I've been given LOTS OF websites to check on, so I'll make some calls on Tuesday after the 4th. I'll post here when I order and receive the right stuff. I need to talk with them because pics online are not really very clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollycaswell
    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I have done this with crib sheets.
    I've wanted to make crib sheets as I have some really darling baby fabric. Can you PM me with the instructions you use or post it so everyone who is interested in making the crib blankets can use it. I don't even have a crib to check the size but I do have a brand new great granddau. born prematurely last Monday. Thank you.
    The tute is at the front of this thread. If you have more questions you can ask again, but I don't have much more to add - the tute says it all.
    Dolly, thanks for your answer. I saw the tute but didn't know if the same dementions worked for a quilt...I think the cut out square on the twin in the tute is 10 1/2 " square. That seems like too much for a crib????

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    that is a great tut. i've never seen that type of elastic before. thanks for sharing.
    Nan, I see the elastic all the time in JoAnn's or other sewing supply stores, but it's in tiny bubble packs that cost $4-5 each. I'm on a budget and need to do several sheets, and I would rather spend about $1-2 per sheet.

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    Thank you for sharing this tutorial. The kids like to have the character sheets but the top sheet, in the package, is worthless....too narrow and short to tuck under so it usually just ends up in a ball while they sleep. I finally just stopped even putting them on the bed. Now I know what I'll be doing with those extra top sheets!!! :thumbup:

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    Believe me, I don't normally get involved in what goes on behind closed doors of married (or unmarried) couples, but
    what pray tell does hubby use to keep warm in the winter that doesn't get wrapped around his legs.
    I apologize, but this "inquiring mind wants to know" LOL

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