I finally found some fabric! This was only cheap enough for me because it was just under 2 yards, so the second almost-yard was 75% off. I love when that happens!
I used the instructions from J Caroline Creative, only I didn’t have quite 68″ in length (because they cut fabric sooo crooked! A huge pet peeve of mine, by the way…). I was worried it wouldn’t tuck under enough, but it’s fine.
A few of my own tips:
- When sewing the corners together, start at the edge and sew into the middle. If you go the other way, the edges might not match up exactly.
- Serge the edges before putting the elastic in (fairly obvious…)
- When sewing the elastic into the corners, use a serpentine/zigzag stitch, one where the zigzag is made up of several smaller stitches rather than just one.
- Also when sewing the elastic, start in the center and sew out towards the edge.
And I haven’t had much experience using elastic, so I thought a little video tutorial on how to sew the elastic in the corners would be helpful.
P.S. If you are interested in learning how to fold a fitted sheet, I made a quick video for you showing you how.