Why is it that kids still in toddler beds aren't supposed to need flat sheets??? This time of year it is just too hot for a quilt and they out grown receiving blankets. I have wanted to do this since spring, but just now found the time. I bought a twin sized sheet at the Thrift Store and was able to get a flat sheet and a pillow case out of it. I even had some sheet left over for another project, yet to be determined.
1. I found the standard size of a toddler/crib mattress to be approx. 52"x28". I added 10" to the length to give me a length of 62". This new length allows hems and for Jaiden sleeping under it comfortably. I measured from the floor to the top of Jaiden's mattress and it was 13" on each side. So I added 13" to the width of 28" to give me 41". This gives me an overhang of 6.5" minus hems for each side (also minus Jaiden when she is laying underneath it).
2. Cut your sheet to be 62"x41". Be sure to cut it so that any design follows your new sheet dimensions.
3. Fold over 2-3" on the top of the sheet to the back. Iron or pin in place. Sew. Repeat for bottom, only turning over 1".
4. Fold sizes to the back about 1/2". Iron/pin in place, sew.
For Pillow Case:
5. Cut a piece 29"x38" from the old sheet. Make sure to use the finished edge of the sheet to form the top/opening of the pillow case.
6. With right sides together, sew bottom and up the side.
7. Turn right side out, iron flat.
*I would suggest not making this for the littler ones. They might get the sheet tangled around their neck.
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