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Nov052014

Studio Living | Custom Sheets for a Closet Bed

View Part One here | View Part Two here | This is Part Three

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At last, the third and final post in the my-girls-sleep-in-a-closet-series!

I give you the custom top sheets I made for the cushions in their "bedroom:"

Hello lovelies!

After cutting the foam to the right shape, and sewing custom mattress covers and waterproof sheets, I finished the custom top sheets.

I bought a queen-size sheet set at Target on clearance. I use the fitted sheet for our bed up in the loft. I used the flat sheet and the pillow cases to make the custom sheets for the girls.

I even undid the seams on the pillow cases to use every last usable bit of fabric to create these.

I made the top portion of the sheets fit like a sheath on the cushions, and the bottom part had elastic like traditional fitted sheets. This assured that the sheets stayed on nice and tight (and looked good too).

I used every scrap of fabric from the sheet and pillowcase to make TWO SETS of sheets.

If you are just skimming through this post looking at pictures, let me repeat:

PRO TIP: MAKE TWO SETS OF SHEETS.

If you are going to go through the trouble of making custom sheets, remember that kids get sheets dirty. Things happen. Have a spare set on hand while the other set is in the laundry.

I also used spare fabric on hand to make the bottom pieces (of the sheath bit) and the sides as well.

I grabbed some spare blue flannel to finish the sides and for one bottom piece.

Only problem? When I put the cushion in the bed, you could see the blue peaking out, and the perfectionist in me couldn't handle it.

See? See the blue peaking out?

Just no.

So I went to a thrift store (because I was out of spare white fabric) and found two white curtain panels originally from Ikea, and bought them both for...wait for it....three dollars.

WIN!

Whew. So much better.

:random adorable photos of Lyra I took while sewing this project:

And the finished product:

Happy girls showing off their new bed.

This post would not be complete without an adorable video of Cora (and Lyra) as she shows off her bed, her special shelf, and Lyra the "Destroyer."

Reader Comments (4)

The sheets turned out really great! I love the Frida "statue" and Cora's throwaway line that yeah, she totally could be an engineer, Mom, but let's talk about IMPORTANT things like this shelf.

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

Louise, I know. She cracks me up! Yeah, I could be an engineer. That's right, kid!

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Oh my goodness. Freja and Cora should get together and they can don all their sparkly gear and talk about their little sisters that get into all their stuff. Freja has a shelf in her side of the vee-berth with a jewelry box, filled with her jewels. And Matilda has the same jammies that Lyra is wearing and she goes crazy, just like that.

As for the sheets, nice! Pro-tip, yes. I made a fitted sheet for Freja's bed. One. Oh it would have been so easy to cut out two...

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Kristen, I LOVE how similar our girls are. One day they will meet.

November 7, 2014 | Registered CommenterCharlotte

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