A Makeshift No Sew Bedskirt

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Old 01-21-09, 08:29 AM
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Question A Makeshift No Sew Bedskirt

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I've been looking up on how to make a no sew or makeshift bedskirt and I've come across some really neat ideas with a curtain or extra fabric. Kind of like this ------I saw one where someone cut some fabric and instead of just folding it like the one on this one, they stuck the bedskirt pins (spiral looking (corkscrew) pins. Well, I want to try this, but does anyone know if there is a way to make it from a flat king size sheet. I have a king size bed and I NEVER use the flat sheet. I've always hated them...don't really know why. But I hate the waste of buying a sheet set and not using the flat sheet. So I was wondering...with a flat sheet would I have enough to cut around for all three sides of the bed with an extra three inches to hide the corners of the box-spring. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it and how it worked out. I'm just really wondering if anyone thinks that there is enough fabric in a king size flat sheet to cover all edges of a king size bed. This way, I can use the flat sheet and not have to really sew anything, because the flat sheet should already have the hems sewed. Can someone help me out?
 

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Old 01-21-09, 03:01 PM
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It would likely be an awkward fit. It depends on the height of the bedframe from the floor. Since you have a king size bed, the no sew option of buying a sheet size one size larger than the bed and then pinning up or using iron on velcro to hem will not work for you.

Depending on bed frame style, you can put a fitted sheet over the box springs to hide. Then use fabric cut to cover gap between bedrail and floor, fashioning dust ruffle with Heat & Bond Adhesive and attach to bed rail with iron on velcro on fabric and stick on velcro on bed rail.


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Old 01-21-09, 05:04 PM
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The only way to know for sure is to get out your tape measure and measure the drop you need and the width and length of the bed, then measure your sheet. Since there's three sides around the bed, I can't see how you would have enough hems already in place tho, since you'd need to cut the center piece too, and that would have to be hemmed.
 
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Old 01-22-09, 07:29 AM
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Thinking about this today and you could probably just lay the whole flat sheet on the box spring, then just adjust the fit by pulling and pinning, then try to pinch the corners so the corners will kind of form a small pleat. Use the upholstery pins to hold in place. You'll just have to keep playing around with it till it looks nice.
 
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Thank you so much for your help. I guess I'm not thinking in the right lines but you both gave some great ideas. I'll start measuring right now.
 
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