Adjusting the Size of Fitted Sheets

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I received this pair of sheets for Christmas three years ago and I never did like them. The fitted sheet was a little too big for the bed and it wrinkled when sleeping on it. I put the pair of sheets in the box of items I collect to take to Goodwill, which gives me a little time to really know if I want to part with this item.

Later, a thought popped in my head that taking up the pocket seams might make the sheet fit better. I tried it and it worked. Now they are my favorite sheets.


  1. Place sheet on bed upside down to see how much adjustment you need to make.
  2. Set sewing machine to longest stitch in case you need to rip the stitches out.
  3. Start out by taking it up a little to see if that works. To begin with, I sewed a ½ inch seam beside the seams on all four pockets. When I put it on the bed, I could see that it needed a little more adjustment.
  4. I increased the seams on the bottom pockets another ½ inch.
  5. The sheet fits perfectly.
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May 9, 20181 found this helpful


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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks, Attosa. I'm glad I have somewhere I can share that idea.

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

I just tuck it all under and works perfect for me

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