Fitted Sheets: How to Make it Fit on a Deep Mattress

Do you struggle with your fitted sheets that does not really fit because of a deep mattress.

Here is how to make your sheets fit and save yourself a lot of frustration.

All you need is one pack of 2.5 cm by 1 meters pajama elastic and a sewing machine

Place the fitted sheet on the bed, measure the distance from one sheet edge to the other at the corner. Not that easy to explain so here’s a picture to help.

Cut four pieces of the elastic according to your measurement, but at a 45° angle. Do a 45° angle cut in the opposite direction.  See image below.

Sew the elastic onto the sheet at the place you measured.  Double stitch for a firm hold. See below.

So there you are your fitted sheet will stay on now.

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