Friday, November 26, 2010
Dolly Bed Fitted Sheet
Happy belated Thanksgiving to all of my US friends! How many of you braved your malls for Black Friday deals today? It sounds exciting, I wish I could have joined you!
Today I'm going to show you how I made the fitted sheet for the dolly bed I made. You can also find out how to make the pillows and pillowcases HERE.
I have more dolly related things to show you so I will be posting all weekend. :)
Be prepared for some really horrible, done at midnight photos, coming your way.
What you will need:
-approx 1/2 yrd fabric (you'll possibly need an inch or two longer, you might only need a fat quarter)
-1/4 inch elastic.
Use 1/4 inch seam allowance
First, we'll cut our pieces.
For this size mattress I cut a piece of fabric 20 inches by 25 inches.
If you want to customize for the shape of your mattress, here is what you do.
Measure the length, width and height of your mattress.
The width of your fabric will be:
The width of your mattress + 2(height of your mattress + 1.25 inches)
The length of your fabric will be:
The length of your mattress + 2(height of your mattress + 1.25 inches)
Now, see how there are notches cut out on my corners? If you are making the same size sheet as I am, cut square notches out of each corner that measure 3.25 inches.
If you are using your custom measurements, make your notches (height of your mattress + 1.25 inches)
For elastic, cut two pieces 12 inches long.
If using custom measurements just cut your elastic slightly smaller than the width of your mattress.
Now, approx 3-4 inches away from each corner (on the long edges) make a mark.
Now, attach the end of your elastic to a safety pin and insert in one of the openings, and go around the short end and come out at the other opening. At each end machine stitch to secure elastic as shown.
You will do this at both short ends. The elastic will go around the short ends, no need to have it go down the long edges!
Today is also the last day to enter the Jenny and Teddy Creations Giveaway, so if you haven't entered, go do it! :)
See you tomorrow!