Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE customizing things. If you remember a few weeks back I shared Holden’s adorable nursery with a picture of his custom woodland sheet. I’ve had this cute deer head fabric for a while now and I decided it’s time to make another sheet.
2 yards cotton, cotton-blend woven or flannel fabric (43″ or 45″ wide fabric will work)
1/4″ braided elastic
Sewing machine (a serger makes it SUPER fast if you have access to one)
Start by cutting your fabric into a 70″ x 43″ or 45″ rectangle (depending on the width of your fabric). Cut 4 pieces of elastic 15″ long and set aside.
Next fold fabric so that all corners are lined up. Cut a 8 and 3/4″ square from the corners.
Match up 2 corners, right sides together and sew or serge. This makes the corners of the sheet. Repeat for the other corners.
If you do not have a serger you’ll want to turn under the edges all around the sheet 1/4″ then another 1/4″ and sew all around the edge to give it a nice clean finish that won’t fray.
If you have a serger simply serge all around the raw edge.
Take a piece of your cut elastic and center it on the inside (wrong side) of your fabric, pin in place. Stretch it in both directions 12″.
Now you’re ready to add the elastic. Set your sewing machine to a zig-zag stitch. This part can be sort of tricky, you’ll need to stretch the elastic as you sew. You can either start in the middle and work your way out to each end of the elastic or just start at an end and work to the other end, whatever is easier for you. I’ve done it both ways. This is creating the fitted corners so the sheet will fit tightly.
That’s IT!!! Simple right?! With all the cute fabric out there just imagine the ADORABLE sheets you can make! Be sure and #dreamsandmidnightjabber so we can see the fun sheets you create!