How to Make Queen Fitted Bed Sheets

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Making your own queen fitted bed sheets can save you a lot of money, especially if you purchase high-quality fabric. Sewing your own fitted sheet will take only 1 to 2 hours, depending on your skill level. After you've made the first one, it will be even easier.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring Tape
  • Chalk
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
  • 1/4-inch elastic - at least 56 inches
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Trim fabric to 75 inches wide by 102 inches long.

  • Measure and mark 11 by 11 inches in each corner to create a square in all four corners.

  • Leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance, cut out the square from each corner.

  • Pin together each of the four corners, right sides facing. The two cuts you made in each corner should be pinned together.

  • Zigzag stitch the raw edges, then turn 1/4 inch and finish seam with a straight stitch.

  • Roll up 1/2 inch two times all the way around your fabric and pin.

  • Measure 10 inches from corner seam on each side and mark. You should have eight marks.

  • Sew bottom hem leaving a 1-inch opening at each of your eight marks.

  • Trim elastic into four 14-inch sections.

  • Feed one section of elastic into one opening, around the corner and out the other opening.

  • Pull the elastic so it is stretched slightly and pin each end in place.

  • Stitch both openings close, including the elastic ends. This will secure the elastic and gather the fabric slightly.

  • Repeat Step 10, Step 11 and Step 12 for the other three corners.

  • Snip away the excess elastic sticking out of your finished seams. There should be about 1 inch on either end.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try to find fabric at least 75 inches wide, so you don't have to sew two pieces together to make it wide enough.
  • Jersey or T-shirt fabric is great for this project.
  • Measurements in this article are based on average pillowtop queen mattress size.
  • Mattress sizes vary, so be sure to measure your mattress and adjust your fabric measurements accordingly.

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