I only use white sheets on my bed -- which is Queen size.
But, hey -- a bargain is a bargain. And I actually enjoy the kind of mindless-mending-or-make-some-cleaning-rags-today sewing this project is going to require.
Besides, Ross actually PREFERS gray sheets. But he has a Queen size bed. He could just tuck the one side under the mattress...but -- what fun would that be for me??
To review -- a Queen size bed is 60"x80". A King size bed is 76"x80".
Since the length is the same -- just cutting down the width should be a piece of cake, right??
Not really. Because it is VERY difficult to measure a fitted sheet. That's just the nature of the beast....all that elastic gathers the fabric, and it is impossible to get a flat measurement.
It was so frustrating -- I decided to cut the elastic OFF the sheet completely. Because I knew I would reapply the same elastic, I left a generous 1"of fabric on the elastic.
I actually placed the sheet on the bed (right wide OUT) -- then pinned in the two new corners.
Once I was happy with the new corners, I cut away the extra fabric -- and used my serger to re-apply the elastic.
Yes, I know. You would never do this. You'd rather light your hair on fire and put it out with a hammer. I hear you. You are not wrong....
|This was a beautiful sheet -- they did a french seam for their corners...|
|I did not. You can see, I just used my serger...good enough, people!|
|AFTER I made the two new corners, I re-attached the elastic. I left more than an inch of fabric...so the new serged seam would not interfere with the old elastic casing. (which was beautiful).|