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Thread: Keeping a fitted sheet from slipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have regular queen size mattress but I buy the sheets with an extra long gusset for pillow top mattresses. More expensive but they stay on better. I have used the elastic corner clip for other sheets and they work fine. I don't mind putting them on because I HATE a sheet that the corner comes up on. I have also sewn elastic across the corners (same position as the clips) on my sons flannel sheets he takes to hunting camp and he said they work great.
    I have those corner clips too to keep the sheet from slipping. They work.

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    We've had the same problem - I was thinking of trying to sew elastic on - - hadn't seen those "garter-type" things in so long, I thought maybe they stopped making them. Will look harder. Thank you for this conversation.

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    I got the 10 inch memory foam mattress and discovered all my favorite sheets did the same thing. I had a choice, find a solution or buy even more sheets, which wasn't an option, so I carefully and accurately drew a line all the way around the sheet about 6 inches from the edges, cut on the line, and put in a 8" wide piece of blending fabric and sewed the edges back on. Works great and much cheaper than buying new Egyptian cotton sheets, and who cares what is holding it on as long as what touches me is soft.
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    I have sewn on elastic also. Then I found a set of the "garters" at Bed, Bath & Beyond & they worked great.

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    I have found that the sheets that have the extra room for pillow top mattresses can be just as much of an issue as the too tight ones. I ended up making a dart in the corners to take up some of the corner fabric. One set of sheets I even added extra straps of elastic to pass under the mattress and snap onto the other side to keep the wrinkles out. (This set of sheets now only goes on the guest room bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onetomatoplant View Post
    I used to use the elastics - they were easy and worked well. But I really like the idea of sewing elastic across the corners. Good luck!
    I'm having the same problem. Only I got my sheets at an estate sale. The elastic is still good. I have elastic at home. Think I will try sewing some on instead if buying the elastic clips.
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    I use garter clips. I think that is what it is called. It is a piece of elastic with a suspender clip on each end. Works very well. I have 4 but only seem to need it on one corner.

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    We have a california king sized waterbed frame with a regular mattress in it---I sew the top and bottom together at the foot and then sew elastice kaddywampus [my word] across each corner to keep it tucked in---hardest part was getting the right amount of elastice and the right placement on the corners---depends on how thick your matteress is---took some trial and error but works great now---lots of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auntie V View Post
    I have found that the sheets that have the extra room for pillow top mattresses can be just as much of an issue as the too tight ones. I ended up making a dart in the corners to take up some of the corner fabric. One set of sheets I even added extra straps of elastic to pass under the mattress and snap onto the other side to keep the wrinkles out. (This set of sheets now only goes on the guest room bed.
    That's what we like about the target ones. They have 2 sets of elastics on every corner so even with a mattress that isn't as thick it still holds well.

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    I use the clips with the elastic--not a big problem. When the elastic stretches out of shape I replace it. Hubby even made the bed yesterday and put those clips on. I hate waking up with the corners of the sheets pulled to the top of the mattress near my pillow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    I bought a very nice fitted sheet that promised to keep a nice crisp feel (how do they do that) and it does. But the corners slip constantly even from the first night after it is laundered. It seems to fit snugly when I first put it on, but I end up with huge wrinkles under my body. I really dont want to fight with those elastic clips.

    Any suggestions on keeping it tight? Sewing on more elastic?

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    I used the widest elastic I could find at JAF and sewed the elastic onto the fitted sheet . Worked perfectly for me. If you go that way, you might want to try different positions with safety pins to find the correct angle. Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneighbor View Post
    I have one of those 18 inch thick memory foam mattresses (not too fond of it either). It is nearly impossible to lift the corners to slide the edges of the sheets under it. Elastic bands added would be impossible to slide under. Our headboard and footboard are curved around so we cannot get our hands under the mattress top and bottom. My husband had our bedroom furniture custom made, and I truly love it....BUT the mattress is just unforgiving. He constantly complains about the bottom sheet popping off the mattress. We may change it out next year and I am wishing for regular mattresses that you can flip over and be able to lift to put the sheets on.
    oh, I have enough sleep issues and these things just make night time worse.
    We too have a deeep mattress that I can't lift. What about velcro?
    It might be a bit of a pain to sew onto the mattress, but if you use the heaviest strength and
    then add the soft stuff to the sheet corners...what do you think?
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    I WAS WRONG THE ELASTIC DOES NOT HAVE A CLIP ON THE END . REMEMBER YEAR AGO lol GOING BACK MANY YEARS WHEN YOU WORE STOCKINGS AND YOU HAD A GARTER BELT OR A GIRDEL WITH THE LITTLE RUBBER THINGS ON THE END TO ATTACH TO YOUR STOCKING TO HOLD THEM UP? WELL THAT IS WHAT I HAVE. I THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH WHAT I SAID SO WENT IN TO CHECK AND SURE ENOUGH THAT'S WHAT IT IS. I BOUGHT THEM THROUGH MILES KIMBALL MANY YEARS AGO . SET OF 4 DON'T REMEMBER THE COST BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY. IF YOU USE IT PUT THE BACK CORNER ON FIRST THEN PULL IT TOWARD YOU . VERY STRONG WILL NOT SLIP OFF.

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