Hi, all. I thank those of you who gave me your suggestions for mitering the fitted sheet. I have finished the entire set–queen size top sheet, contour sheet and two sets of pillowcases–and they really did turn out great!! I ended up putting elastic around the entire bottom sheet after I had the miters done, and it fits well. The fabric washed up nicely, and although the bedding is not as soft as a higher thread count would have provided, it is still quite comfortable. I used 8 yds. of fabric and have quite a bit left for additional pillow covers, etc. Next time I won’t order so much. If I cannot find another source for bedsheet fabric, I will probably order from Inweave again.
Yes, I would encourage anyone who has any doubts to try making your own sheets. What I lacked in fabric quality I made up for with good construction. And–it really was fun. These sheets are pretty basic, but next time I am going to get creative and see what happens.
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