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How to sew an elastic sheet step by step


It is no secret that we spend a third of our life in a dream. At the same time, I want convenience and comfort. But ordinary sheets are constantly straying, sliding to the floor. How to deal with this? Use the tension option. They grip the mattress securely and remain smooth throughout the night.

It is not always possible to choose the right sheet for the size of the bed from the required material. In this article, we will teach you how to sew elastic sheets for a regular, round and oval mattress. You will see that it is simple, you can do it yourself.

Material selection

For work, linen, cotton, calico, silk and knitwear are suitable. Choose any material for your sheet to your taste. We advise you to stay on the fabric with which you know how to work.

An elastic sheet is better to sew from any kind of cotton fabric

How much fabric will you need? It depends on the size of the mattress.

Let's make a calculation for the size of 160x200cm. The usual height of the side is 15 cm. We add it in double size to the width - 160 + 15x2 = 190 cm, and the length - 200 + 15x2 = 230 cm. In addition, add 20 cm. For the wrong side and hem. It turned out 210x250cm. In the store you need to look for a fabric 250 cm wide. and buy 210 cm. Using this formula, you can calculate the consumption of matter by its size yourself! If the fabric is wider, you will have to cut off the excess.

You will also need ordinary linen elastic, threads to the tone of the selected fabric, scissors and a pin. Everything is ready for cutting.

A wide elastic band (2-3cm) can be sewn along the edge of the sheet, it will save coarse calico when cutting and last longer

Cutting material

Attention! Before cutting fabric prone to shrinkage, soak it in hot water, dry it and iron it. Or just steam it well with an iron.

Pattern for a sheet on an elastic band 160 * 190cm

We measure the required dimensions on the prepared fabric - we get a rectangle with sides 210x250cm. Fold it four times, aligning the ends. Now we take the corner where 4 free ends of the fabric are assembled, measure 15 cm from the corner to the right and left. For the height of the side + 10 cm for the hem. In our case, it is 25cm. Feel free to cut a 25x25cm square. Pattern is ready. It is a rectangle with cut corners.

Cut a square along the drawn lines, repeat the procedure with three other angles

Sewing sheets

First of all, we fold our cut squares along the diagonals facing inward. We flash it on a typewriter, then process it on an overlock or zigzag. We also process all edges of the canvas, except for the edges.

We fold the canvas by connecting the cut sides of each square to each other, the front side of the fabric inside

The next step: make a drawstring for the elastic. We bend the edge around the perimeter to the width of the selected gum + 2 cm. Allowance, sew. We advise inexperienced dressmakers to iron the hem first, and even better to sketch.

We pins the junction of the fabric in the corners with pins, do stitches in the corners with an allowance of 1 cm

There are two options for hem:

In the first case, we bend once and stitch, in the second - bend twice. But the first layer of matter is doing less.

Hem with hemming the edges of the sheet 1.5 cm

We turn the edges 1.5 cm, chip them, make a line around the perimeter, leave holes for the elastic

It is important not to forget to leave a hole for extending the gum. How much will it take? Two times less than the perimeter of our canvas.

Cut 4 pieces of elastic band 35-40 cm long, insert one piece of elastic into the corner of the sheet and pin its end at 1 and 2 holes

After completing the seam, boldly insert the elastic with the help of an ordinary pin. Sew the edges of the gum.

Sew the elastic on both sides of the corner of the sheet, repeat in the other three corners

It looks like a finished line with stitched elastic

You got a beautiful, exclusive, handmade sheet.

A comfortable do-it-yourself elastic sheet is ready

Sheets Options

We examined the sewing of ordinary stretch sheets.

And if you want to sew a sheet on an oval-shaped elastic band? In this case, it is necessary to carve out two details: an oval for the size of the mattress and a side edge trim. It is important to consider this when buying fabric. How to calculate the right amount - stop below.

If the mattress is made in the form of an oval, you can sew an oval sheet on an elastic band

If you need to sew a sheet for a baby bed 120x60 cm, then the fabric for the oval will be this size plus 5 cm. Allowance for the seam. It turns out 125x65 cm. We add the matter four times. Now take the edge with 4 corners and make a rounding. We mark about 20-25 cm from the angle on both sides and draw an arc with a radius of about 20 cm. We cut off the excess tissue.

Now cut out the grind. It will be 20 cm wide (this is the double height of the side) and a length equal to the perimeter of the initial piece - 380 cm. (125 + 125 + 65 + 65) We cut the canvas into strips 20 cm wide. The children's mattress is narrow, and the fabrics for sheets in width usually not less than 150 cm. With the oval pattern along the fabric, we will leave the material for the trim bands. Therefore, you need to buy fabric with a length of 125 cm.

So, we cut strips for turning. Now we sew them with a linen seam. We add the oval and the facing with the sides to each other, we outline and sew. Do not forget to process the seam with the line “zigzag”. It remains to make a drawstring for the gum. How to do this - we have already told. We insert an elastic band, the sheet for the child is ready.

And if your mattress is round?

Sheets on a rubber band “Mint stars” in a newborn’s crib

You can sew a round sheet in the same way as an oval sheet. The difference in cutting a circle.

Calculation of fabric for the round part of the sheet on a round mattress with a diameter of 2.40 meters

Calculation of the side of the sheet on a round mattress

For example, the diameter of the mattress is 150 cm, the height of the side is 15 cm.

    We put the mattress on the material, circle with tailor chalk. The result was a circle with a diameter of 150 cm.

Cut out a circle from fabric with an increase in seams

Cut the side of the fabric, if there is not enough width of the fabric - we make 2 parts

We connect 2 parts of the side on the machine

Sew the side to the round main part

We wrap the parts in a circle, make a hemline of 1-1.2 cm for the elastic, sew

Cut the gum of the right size and put it into the hole left

Sew the ends of the gum, sew the hole left for the gum

The round sheet is ready.

We get a finished sheet on an elastic band for a round children's mattress

Additional clips

Accessories for fixing sheets on an elastic band

The stretch sheet holds well on the mattress. For a guarantee and greater durability, you can use clamps if desired. These are wide elastic bands like old children's "fagots". You can buy them ready-made, or you can sew them to the corners from the inside crosswise. Such a mount will definitely not let the sheet go astray.

You could make sure that making a stretch sheet for your favorite bed is not at all difficult, but an interesting and creative activity. You can easily apply the knowledge and make a sheet of your dreams, which will not stray, slide, but will bring a lot of pleasure to you and your loved ones. And compliments to you, as a caring hostess, will be a worthy reward for your work. Now you can safely go to the store and choose the material to create your masterpiece!

What pattern is needed

The creation of any new thing begins with a visual display of it on a piece of paper. This is especially true for novice craftswomen who still can not "by eye" determine the size, correct sewing and other details. Patterns of sheets on an elastic band can be drawn on paper or directly on fabric.

When creating a pattern, add 0.5 cm to the seams on each side. 1.5 cm are left on the drawstring through which the elastic is stretched.

The figure indicates the upper part (oval, round, rectangular) with an indication of the dimensions, the hem, the width of which is determined based on personal preferences and the available material. Also, the figure displays allowances, cut points, the width of the elastic band.

How to calculate tissue consumption

The sheet on an elastic band is rectangular, round, oval. The calculation of tissue consumption in each case is carried out differently. In order not to be mistaken, determining the amount of material, it is recommended to make a layout from a newspaper, which will help visually present the future product.

The fabric consumption for a rectangular sheet is calculated as follows:

  • measure the parameters of the mattress
  • the height of the mattress is multiplied by 2,
  • to determine the footage of the fabric, the length of the mattress and 1 cm to the seams are added to the multiplied height,
  • to determine the second side of the cut, the width of the mattress and 1 cm to the seams are added to the multiplied height.

For a single, one and a half, double sheet on an elastic band use calico, chintz, cotton, silk or linen. Before starting work, the fabric should be washed in warm water to prevent shrinkage after sewing. By carefully ironing the material, you can start cutting.

The calculation of the fabric on a round sheet with an elastic band is done by transferring the shape of the mattress to the material. Further actions depend on how to create the hem. If you plan to make the sheet whole, then add height to the drawn circle, then 1.5 cm to the drawstring. For a separate product made of fabric, a circle is cut out, then a segment is sewn to it, equal to the height with a margin for bending and sewing the drawstring.

For an oval mattress cover, the fabric is calculated in the same way as for round sheets. If the mattress is irregular in shape, the material is calculated based on the shape, the presence of bends, and the thickness of the product.

How to make a hem

The lower part of the mattress cover provides tension, and the degree of fixation of the product depends on its width. By lengthening the hem for a sheet, the consumption of fabric increases, which is not always justified. A fabric strip can hold the product 10-15 cm more reliably than 50 cm. It is recommended for beginners to sew a sheet with minimal bending and partially tucked in elastic so as not to complicate the process.

On a children's mattress, the sheet will be held with a fixing part 5-7 cm wide. For single, one and a half beds, it is worth extending the folding fabric to 10-15 cm. It is better to cover European standard mattresses with a mattress cover with a hem of 35-50 cm.

Where and how to sew a gum

To fix the mattress cover, it’s not enough to correctly bend, because you still have to choose the type of elastic and the method of sewing it, which exists 4. Each of them is in its own way good and appropriate in different techniques for making things. We will analyze the relevance of all methods:

  1. Elastic braid is sewn around the entire perimeter of the product on pre-folded fabric. For fixing the line is used "zigzag".
  2. A hem with a hem called the drawstring is made along the edge. Inside, they stretch an elastic band, putting it on a pin.
  3. The third method is more difficult to perform and requires knowledge of how to sew an elastic band to a sheet. It is attached at the corners of no more than 20 cm in length.
  4. The fourth option is sewing on clasps. These are elastic tapes that prevent the mattress cover from moving out. In addition to angular fixation, they are used for lateral and longitudinal retention.

If it is not easy to fold a well-sewn sheet, then the methods for properly stacking such products are described below. You can use any of the proposed options.

How to sew an oval or round sheet with an elastic band

To create an oval-shaped mattress cover, you must:

  • fold enough material in half, face inward,
  • measure the width of the mattress, its length and transfer these indicators to the fabric,
  • fold the material in half to make 4 layers,
  • rounded corners, keeping the desired diameter,
  • trim excess tissue.

A sheet with an elastic band in a round bed is made using the same technology, but instead of an oval central part, a circle is cut. Grinding can be done as described below or solid. For the second option, the drawn circle is not cut out, and the height of the mattress, hem, fabric on the drawstring is added to it. When this is all summarized, you can cut the workpiece and a round sheet on an elastic band is almost ready.

  • cut a strip whose width is equal to the height of the mattress plus 2 cm, and the length of its perimeter,
  • Sew the required number of blanks, leaving half a centimeter for the stock,
  • grind underwear seams, sew it to the oval part, folding it with the inside sides inward,
  • cut the slices with an overlock.

Creating a drawstring is the final stage:

  • the lower edge of the turning is turned up by half a centimeter,
  • tuck again, but already 1 cm,
  • flush the edge with a machine, leaving a hole so that later you can insert an elastic band that will be half a length in length.

It’s easy to sew a stretch sheet even on a mattress of an irregular shape, if you carefully draw and measure everything.

How to sew a sheet on an elastic band.

Elastic sheets have become very popular these days. First of all, due to the fact that there are a lot of euro-sized beds using high spring mattresses, which is simply impossible to fill with an ordinary sheet from a standard bedding set. It is too narrow and therefore constantly "Stray" from the mattress during sleep.

Features patterns sheets on an elastic band.

It is quite difficult to sew a sheet on an elastic band with your own hands, despite the apparent simplicity. The calico is 220 cm wide, and in order to fill a high mattress with a sheet of elastic, a width of 200 cm requires at least 260 cm of calico. In addition, it is very difficult to repeat the rounded corners of the mattress on sheets with elastic, which are rarely square. Without experience, you risk spoiling the fabric, or at best, the corners will puff up or shift in different directions.

Before you build a pattern of a sheet on an elastic band and even more so cut a fabric, it’s worthwhile to calculate and check everything well. And for rounded corners it is better to make a small pattern (c) together with an inversion, from thin paper or newspaper and make sure that the corner is laid out correctly, exactly repeating the contour of the mattress. To glue the “Seams” and adjust such a pattern, you can use tape, and then cut the “seams” with scissors. The resulting pattern of the angle of the sheet on an elastic band can be used for further calculations.

Consumption of fabric for sheets on an elastic band.

The modern standard for the width of calico, calico 220 cm. From this width of the fabric you can sew any sheet, but only if it is not with an elastic band. For sewing a sheet with rubber, it is additionally required to “Extend” one of the sides of the sheet. Let us first calculate (see the drawing) how much fabric you need to buy for the conditional size of the mattress: length - 200 cm, width - 180 cm, height - 20 and 15 cm for hem.
It turned out that for such a mattress you need an integral piece of fabric measuring 2, 70 cm by 2, 50 cm. The width of the fabric (220 cm) is not enough, anyway. It is necessary to increase one edge by at least 20 cm, forgetting about the beautiful pattern on the fabric, since it will be located across the bed. That is why do not buy calico for a sheet with an elastic band with a large pattern (especially animals), it is better to buy a calico with a small pattern or geometric abstract shapes.

With the declared width of 220 cm, real calico or chintz it is still wider and sometimes reaches 227 - 230 cm. It is better to grow a sheet in the upper part of the bed, since the docking seam under the pillows will be almost invisible. But only if the calico has a clearly defined pattern, this area will, on the contrary, be more noticeable. In a word, in order to sew a sheet on an elastic band with the given sizes, we need almost 3 meters of coarse calico 220 cm wide (270 + 30), we add 30 cm to one of the sides.
The advantages of a rubber sheet are obvious. The sheet is always “Dressed”, it does not slip and does not slip, the bed looks neat and fresh. The only negative is that it costs more than a standard sheet and fabric consumption, depending on the width of the hem, it increases significantly. Well, the sewing work itself is much more complicated, and therefore more expensive, if you order such a sheet in the studio. You will be convinced of this when you start sewing it with your own hands. But before sewing, let's get back to tailoring again.
Of course, you do not need to do the sheet pattern itself. You need to mark the necessary lines directly on the fabric (from the inside) with a simple pencil and cut with scissors. But here are some of the nuances you need to think in advance. For example, how wide the bottom hem will suit you, what elastic band to use for the sheet, where to make the connecting seam, etc., but more on that below.

So, after you have finished the general calculations, and you know what the width will be, the length of the sheet (in the “Expanded”) form, you need to decide what width to bend. Too "deep" the hem reliably fixes the sheet on the mattress, especially if the elastic passes completely in the circle of the sheet. Actually, just such a sheet on an elastic band should be, but is it always justified? Firstly, the consumption of fabric will increase, which means the cost of the sheet. Secondly, the cut will become more complicated (additional bending angles), the gum consumption will increase, and most importantly, you can get confused in these “Turns” so that everything gets messed up. Even an experienced seamstress, taking up this work for the first time, gets confused in the calculations, not to mention lovers.

Try to sew a sheet on an elastic band with a minimum rotation (5-7 cm), insert and stretch the elastic only at the corners and for sure everything will be fine if you correctly cut and assemble the corners.
После того, когда расчеты выкройки закончены и вы еще раз убедились в их точности, можно перенести их на ткань и вырезать лишние нижние угловые участки.

К верхней части обычно лишь пришивается недостающий участок, то есть, вырезать углы не требуется, поскольку соединительный шов проходит от угла до угла.

Естественно, раскраивая простыню на резинке нужно учесть припуски на швы и на подгибку простыни. Do not hope to find complete instructions on how to do this or that, it’s impossible to take into account all the little things in one article, you also need to “refine” other people's tips.

The corners of the mattress are not always rectangular, they are often slightly rounded, and you do not want to leave the corners sticking out at all. To do this, copy the curves using the same newspaper and transfer to the pattern, as shown in the photo.

To check whether the marking is exactly made, measure not the width and length of the sheet and the pattern, but the diagonals on the mattress and on the pattern, they should match.

When cutting the oval of an angle, do not forget to leave allowances for seams and figure out how to process the angle, what to sew with and in what sequence.
Well, here we are "Get" to the sewing machine, and now we will sew a sheet.
Seam processing can be done with an overlock, if you have one, but not with a zigzag on the “Seagull”, and then for reliability, make an additional connecting line next to the overlock.
You can connect the seams with a linen seam, but it will be too coarse and stand out strongly, especially at the corners. Threads should be selected durable, but not too thick. The main thing is that they do not collapse due to moisture, and holes do not appear in the seams over time. Only if you want the seam to be “Eternal”, pick up a strong thread, for example LH - 45. Set the stitch on the sewing machine to medium size. Too small a stitch will not make the seam stronger, but even vice versa, since the needle, often piercing the fabric, can simply destroy its fibers.

How to properly handle the edge of the hem sheet? To begin, count how much gum is needed. It depends on the quality of the gum itself. Thus, if it is weak and stretches very much, then after washing it will become even weaker. It is better not to adjust such an elastic band to the edge of the hem of the sheet, but to insert it into the hem in a circle.

Devices for fixing sheets on an elastic band.

Sometimes, in order for the corners and the middle of the sheet to be well pulled together, special clasps are used, like suspenders for trousers. This is a very practical, inexpensive and effective device. True, it cannot replace the elastic in the corners, but in the complex it pulls the sheet on the mattress well.
Clasps are not only angular, but also transverse. The sheet receives additional fixation due to them and is stretched from all sides, like a cover on a mattress. Using clamers, the lower turn can be reduced to 5 - 7 cm, which will reduce the consumption of calico, especially this will be noticeable when several sheets are sewn at once.

As a result, you now know how to sew a sheet on an elastic band with your own hands. You know that you need to buy about 3 meters of calico 220 cm wide. You also need to buy linen gum about 5 meters. To check the accuracy of the made pattern, you need to measure the diagonals of the mattress and sheets, they must be the same.
And last, calico or chintz after washing shrinks, so make a small increase (2 - 3 cm) to the width and length of your elastic sheet. East Lmore.

Master Class

To sew sheets on an elastic band into a crib, you must first measure the bed. According to the obtained parameters, cut off the material, not forgetting to add fabrics to the edge, hem and drawstring.

This will look like a finished thing, dressed on a mattress. The way to create a sheet on an elastic band is described step by step further.

For work you will need:

We bend the material by half a centimeter in a circle and process it with a linen seam. This will protect the thing from opening threads, tearing the edges.

Fold the material in half, aligning the edges. Then bend again to get 4 layers.

Cut a 21 x 21 cm square.

Fold the corners face inward as shown in the photo.

Sew a folded fabric with a machine. This allows you to create the corners of the product.

Measure the length of the elastic, which should be half the circumferential area of ​​the mattress. The machine sews the elastic to the previously bent edge.

This is what the finished product looks like. How to sew sheets on an elastic band with your own hands with a more complex structure, an elastic tape instead of an elastic band or other shape, is described in the article.

The second option for sewing gum

To make a sheet with a drawstring for an elastic band, slightly different actions will be required.

Fold the material four times and cut a 21 x 21 cm square in the corner.

By expanding the fabric and leaving one corner on the table, connect its edges, with the sides inward.

Stitch machine with a linen seam.

The edge of the material is bent by half a centimeter, then another 1 cm and carefully ironed with an iron.

The drawstring is fixed with pins. When processing it on a typewriter, the pins are removed.

Puncture the edge of the gum with a pin, stretch it into the finished drawstring. After that, you can sew the elastic inside so that it does not slip, but this is more convenient for someone.

This is what the finished product looks like.

The child can jump on the mattress, the sheet will still remain in place.

Sewing a sheet correctly is an art accessible even to beginners. Listening to the tips, you can easily make any thing, whether it is round, square or oval. After several sheets on a simple master class, try more complex step-by-step instructions.

Fabric consumption

How to sew a sheet on an elastic band on a mattress 140x200, 120x60 or 180x200? At first glance, everything seems simple, but this is not entirely true, because the corners of mattresses are rarely square, and rounded corners can be sewn quite difficult.

One wrong movement and corners can move to the side or kick ugly. In order to sew a sheet of calico or calico, you need to accurately calculate everything and make a sample of the corners, for example, using thin paper or newspaper, which can be fixed in a certain position with adhesive tape.

How to sew a sheet on an elastic band on a 160x200 mattress? If the height of the mattress is 20 cm, for this you will need fabric size 220x260, i.e. on each side it is necessary to throw another 30 cm. For a 90 by 200 mattress, a fabric of 150 by 260 size will be needed, and, for example, by 140 by 190 - 200 by 250. It happens that the existing fabric roll does not have the required width. In this case, when sewing bedding, it will need to be increased. So that it does not look ugly and does not spoil the picture, it is better to do this from one side of the sheet or where the pillows will be.

How to sew?

A sheet pattern on rubber 140x200 or 180x200 does not have to be done on paper first. All work can be carried out directly on the fabric, such as in the photo. Lines can be drawn with a regular pencil on the wrong side. After that, you can take scissors and boldly cut. When cutting a semicircle of an angle, one should not forget to leave allowances for seams. Before this, it is also advisable to figure out how to stitch the corners correctly, what needs to be done and in what sequence.

So, in order to sew a sheet on an elastic band for a mattress of 90 by 200 or 140 by 190, it is necessary, first of all, to choose durable threads. However, they should not be too coarse and not afraid of moisture. All work is recommended to be carried out on a sewing machine. The line step is best set to medium. It is worth noting that with the help of a small line it will not be possible to make the seams more reliable, on the contrary, frequent punctures of the fabric will make it more malleable to destruction.

Fixation methods

How to sew a sheet on an elastic band on a 120x60 mattress? After the bedding is sewn, you must insert an elastic band. This can be done in a circle or only in the corners. The width of the hem will depend on the width of the rubber used. And it is best to choose it wide (2-3 cm), because thin models stretch very quickly, and replacing them is not so simple. For greater practicality, you can make it so that, if necessary, the gum can be slightly tightened.

Sometimes, in order for the corners of the bedclothes to be well fixed, special devices are used - clasps, which are very similar to suspenders. They are quite practical, effective and are quite inexpensive. There are clasps both angular and transverse. If you use them instead of gum, you can slightly reduce the tissue consumption (by about 5-10 cm). When sewing bedding, you must remember that chintz and calico after washing shrink, so during sewing it is advisable to throw a few centimeters to the length and width of the sheet.

Do-it-yourself sheet with an elastic band. How to quickly sew a sheet on an elastic band

Very often, if not always, in a bed set, a sheet is a rectangle of fabric. And if we sleep restlessly, then the sheet is anywhere but under us. Another thing is sheets on an elastic band. So where is the way out? And the way out is not to be too lazy and make an elastic sheet from this rectangle. Or you can buy the right amount of fabric and sew such a sheet.

First you need to measure your mattress: length, width, height. After all, there are different mattresses — children’s, adults one and a half, adults double, or maybe someone has a non-standard mattress. So: we have a mattress. Suppose its dimensions are such - standard for the mattress.

If the mattress is higher, then these sizes:

For him, we need such an amount of fabric, as indicated in the figure, or we will transform the finished sheet.

The inner blue square is the size of the upper part of our mattress, the blue fringing strip is the height of the mattress (I have 16 cm), the blue fringing strip is the necessary supply of fabric, which will then be bent under the mattress (at least 6-8 cm, and preferably 10 cm ) Thus marking the fabric, we proceed to the sewing itself.

It is necessary to continue the line of the length and width of the mattress to the end of the fabric (black solid line). Rectangles form on all four ends of our sheet. Sew the sheet along these lines (red zigzag). We cut off the excess tissue, leaving 0.5 cm. We process these cm in a zigzag so that we do not fray. Remember how in childhood we glued boxes at labor lessons. And so it turned out, only in a soft fabric version. And now around the entire perimeter we bend 0.5 cm of fabric and sew it - this is the groove (not completely) for the elastic. We divide the width of the sheet-cover conditionally into 4 parts. We measure this 1/4 along the length of the sheet. And in this length we insert an elastic band (red lines in the corners). So do with all four corners of the sheet.

Everything is ready. Can be worn on the mattress.

Now you can spin as much as you like - the sheet will be in place.

How much does it cost to sew a sheet on an elastic band. The average cost of different types of custom-made bedding

  • Children's set costs an average of 1,500 rubles.
  • Similar size linen with appliqués or embroideries has a price of about 3000 rubles.
  • A set for an arena with a pillowcase, a sheet on an elastic band, a duvet cover and pillow sides on ties, costs about 3,500 rubles.
  • An adult set (1.5 or 2-bedroom) from satin and jacquard will cost from 5-6 thousand rubles.
  • The same set of jacquard satin with lace trim costs an average of 10,000-11,000 rubles.
  • A bed made from natural linen costs an average of 10-15 thousand rubles.
  • A set of linen made of satin with lace, ruffles and ribbons, which includes, in addition to the main elements, two more decorative pillows with pillowcases and a “skirt” under the sheet covering the bottom of the bed costs about 23 thousand rubles.
  • And for those who want to buy high-quality handmade bedding from Italy, made of Egyptian cotton and linen, such a set consisting of two pillowcases and a sheet trimmed with lace costs from 20,000 rubles excluding delivery.

How to sew an elastic band on a finished sheet. How to fix the sheet on the mattress so that it does not slip

With the increase in the variety of mattresses, problems arose with keeping sheets and bedspreads on them. Orthopedic and conventional, foam, cotton and spring mattresses differ in height, coating, and degree of softness. Therefore, almost everyone has to choose individual options for fixing bedding, in accordance with its parameters.

There are many ways to securely fix the sheet on the mattress, you just have to choose the right one

In general, considering ways to fix a sheet on a bed, two main directions can be distinguished among them. One of them includes the use of fasteners. The second direction is to change the shape and size of the bedding itself. Here are some of the methods used to fix the sheets on the mattress.

    They use special clamps made of wide elastic with plastic or metal clamps at the ends, they can be purchased both on the Internet and in stores.

Holders with plastic clamps for sheets that allow you to fix bedding

Holders with metal clips for the sheet

Use gear holders for curtains, working on the principle of clothespins (crocodiles).

Metal clip with cloves for curtains

Use stationery clips that can be used to attach fabric to some types of mattress covers.

Stationery paper clips come in different sizes.

Sew ribbons or elastic bands to the corners of the sheet, with the help of which the fabric is pulled onto the mattress and secured from below.

Budget option - to sew elastic at the corners of the sheet

Acquire ready-made sheets with elastic sewn around the edge or alter the bedding yourself.

Special elastic sheet

Sew buttons and loops, or tape to sheets and mattresses.

Fastening a sheet with tapes or braid

They use a separate element of bedding, which consists of elastic and fabric, it is worn over the sheets and held on the side walls of the mattress.

The gap in the form of a skirt on an elastic band is pulled directly onto the mattress after the bed is made

  • A large-sized sheet is selected, the edges of which can be bent far below the mattress.

    1. Measure the length, width and height of the mattress with a measuring tape, for which you want to sew a sheet. You can safely use a regular finished sheet for sewing. In this case, measure only the height of your mattress.
    2. Next, cut the fabric in accordance with the measurements taken. Keep in mind that the fabric on one side should be equal to the width of the mattress, plus its double height, plus 20 cm for hemming and hemming (10 cm on each edge). On the other hand, the length of the canvas should be equal to the length of the mattress, plus its double height, plus 20 cm. Needles for industrial machines
    1. The pattern pattern can vary freely, based on the parameters of the bed and mattress. Here's what you should get: width + (2 x height) + 20 cm and length + (2 x height) + 20 cm
    2. On the outer edge of the fabric, on one side, measure the height of the mattress plus 20 cm from the corner. Put a mark. Measure the height of the mattress plus 20 cm from the mark placed in the depth of the canvas. Draw a line connecting the two marks made and one more line connecting the last mark to the adjacent side of the corner of the canvas. You will get a square outlined in the corner.
    3. Cut a square along the drawn lines. Repeat the procedure with three other angles.
    4. Bend the canvas by connecting the cut sides of each square to each other. The front side of the fabric should be inside.
    5. Pins the junction of the fabric in the corners with pins. Then make stitches in the corners with an allowance of 1 cm.
    6. Continue sewing with bending the edges of the sheet 1.5 cm. If using a regular sheet for sewing, skip this step.
    7. Turn the edges again by 1.5 cm and chip them. Make a line around the perimeter. At the same time, leave un sewn holes 2.5 cm wide on the sides of each corner (20 cm from the corner seam). An elastic band will be inserted through them.
    8. Cut 4 pieces of elastic with a length of 35–40 cm. Insert one piece of elastic into the corner of the sheet and pin its end at the hole. Attach a safety pin to the other end of the elastic to make it easier to thread it into the corner. Pass the elastic into the corner and pull it to form an assembly.

      Pin the elastic at the second hole.

    9. Sew an elastic band on both sides of the corner of the sheet. Proden and sew gum in the remaining three corners.
    10. This look should have a finished line with stitched elastic.