Design your own Bed Sheets
Are you crafty? Sure you are, you are reading this blog;-) Are you crafty enough to make your own bed sheets?! Heck yes! Sewing bed sheets is probably the easiest thing to do! Even the not-sew-crafty people can do that, even my 11 year old son can sew straight;-) But before we start sewing, we need to make our own design of course! So it will be really authentic, a one-of-a-kind bed sheet!
I made the design in Photoshop. I made the document size really big, and 300dpi, so it’s really sharp when printed on a large surface. After all, the sheets are 2 meter long each. After that I uploaded my design here and got it printed on wonderful soft pure cotton fabric. (Thanks so much Stoff-Schmiede, for sponsoring the fabric!)
Next step was to sew!
☁ Cut the fabric to the right size (200cmx90cm plus 4cm allowance on each side!)
☁ Lay the white and the printed fabric on top of each other, the printed piece faced down. So after sewing, you turn it inside out to reveal the printed side.
☁ Sew the two long sides and one short side.
☁ Leave approx. 50cm open (see image below)
Just sew a hem on each layer of fabric, so you have a nice edge. There are more detailed instructions on how to sew your own bed sheets here. (I suck at explaining!)
☁ Secure the edge of where the opening starts and ends with a cross stitch.
Then you can give it as a present- or not! But it is indeed pretty for a present!
If you not comfortable doing your own design, you can use my design. I called them Elmer & Else (they actually really existed, born in 1949, a pair of real-life robotic “tortoises” who could avoid obstacles and exhibit signs of artificial intelligence, created by Dr. Grey Walter, a neuroscientist!)
This is also the project I want to participate with at the ★Couch Blog Star★ Award.