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#1 of 18 Old 06-15-2009, 12:37 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a bed sheet (the fitted sheet) that lost its elasticity. Any ideas what I can do with it. Its for a queen sized bed, so decent size. Thanks
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use it to make a duvet cover - for a smaller sized bed or for the top or bottom of a queen sized
make curtains
make pajamas
make a shower curtain
make a tent for your kid
use it for the bottom of a quilt
make produce bags

there's lots to do with a sheet!
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My mom used to cover her flowers with bed sheets when there was a possiblity of frost.

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They would make great changing pads or beach blankets if you put a few together.

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Of course, you could always sew new elastic on and keep it as a sheet. Otherwise just view it as you would any other large piece of fabric, the options are endless.
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Old bedsheets would make really cozy pj or lounge pants! Supersoft and swishy.

If you don't have a pattern, you could try making the tie-up wrap pants blogged here:
http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/...rap-pants.html

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You can buy elastic clip on things that will hold the corners on a mattress. They look like little clips used to keep mittens on jackets. I have seen them at Bed & Bath.
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You could sew crib sheets out of them. I've also taken some solid color sheets and used the material for curtains.

I have an old sheet in service as a shade cover for my cole crops right now. I'm sure I've gotten the "how tacky!" comment from my neighbors behind my back, lol, but I have purple kohlrabi and they don't, so there!
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You could rip them into strips and make rag carpets from them

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what about jersey sheets? i'm afraid the shape of my piece will be pretty distorted, since jersey is so stretchy.
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I use flat sheets and old fitteds to cover my boxsprings. I do not like dust ruffles so this works well for me.

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all great suggestions (above). but if you're lazy like me and don't want to sew anything new, you can always donate old sheets to the animal shelter. especially if anything is ripped or stained -- the dogs don't care, as long as it's more comfy than sitting on concrete floors.

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You could rip them into strips and make rag carpets from them
Or crochet!

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Old bedsheets would make really cozy pj or lounge pants! Supersoft and swishy.

If you don't have a pattern, you could try making the tie-up wrap pants blogged here:
http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/...rap-pants.html
Great blog...thanks for sharing it.

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You can also donate them to animal shelters just in case you don't actually want to have to do anything with them. They need blankets and sheets.

Edited - Oops I see it was already posted.
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Give those old sheets to the pound and get some <a href="http://www.exceptionalsheets.com/servlet/StoreFront.com" title="Exceptionalsheets.com">cotton Egyptian</a> sheets from www.exceptionalsheets.com.

Great question.

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I apologize for the error. cotton egyptian is what I meant to link.

Great site here for mothers with nothing else to do all day (except take care of 2 precious children).
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