We currently own a king bed with many sheet sets. We just purchased an adjustable frame for our new split king. A split king is basically two XL twin mattresses. The only difference between king sheets and split king sheets is the fitted sheet is two twin xl sheets.
I spoke with my sister in law who does a lot of sewing. She suggested that if you wanted to do this you would need to cut the sheet in half and add the elastic band to the sheet. You will need to cut and make the corner of the sheet in order to fit the bed correctly. You should buy some elastic and sew this on the edge of the sheet that you have cut in half. On the corner of the sheet, you will need to cut this up and sew it together to form the corner so that it fits on your bed.
My concern about this idea is that you wouldn't have the overlap in the middle for the sheet sides that wrap around the inner part of the mattresses. You might be able to use flat sheets but the fitted ones haven't taken into account the extra foot or so if you just cut them in half.
I would measure the width + the depth and add about 6 inches for the sheet to tuck underneath. Once you have this measurement, you can see if the original sheets have enough material for this project.
I believe you would have to add additional material to one whole side to have enough material to cover each twin bed.
Normally these split king beds will need a fitted twin Xl sheet so you can get measurements of this size sheet to determine how much material you would have to add to make it fit.
I sew, and I think it would be more work and expense than it's worth. To begin, fabric and elastic prices have gone up significantly and those items are even scarce in some areas, because many have gone into the covid19 mask business. I would buy 2 xl twin fitted sheets to coordinate with your existing flat sheets/pillowcases.
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How to make a split king adjustable bed using 2 flat sheets? A single king flat sheet gets pulled off from the level side of the bed to the other elevated head. I've tried folding each side along the split (which doesn't always look flat under a king bedspread).I saw a trick of overlapping onto the other side, but haven't found that website again (did I forget there was a bookmark button?) Any suggestions?
Because a split king adjustable bed is made up of two separate mattresses, each one needs its own fitted bed sheet for the best results. A split king mattress needs 2 twin fitted sheets and 1 king flat sheet. You can use regulat sheets instead of twin fitted sheets, but then youd have to wrestle your sheets every time you place your adjustable bed in a different position. Regular sheets are designed for beds that remain flat, which is not something adjustable beds are for.
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By Karen from Winona, WV
I had a valance which was a king size, my bed was a double, all I done was sew a seam straight up the middle, after I had measured it, then cut off the excess, worked like a charm.
I did it on all of my king sheets when I changed to a queen bed. I made the seam right where it went over the side of the bed. That way you never had to lay on the seam. I just put it on the bed inside out, pulled tight, then folded it to fit and marked with pins. I stitched it on the machine.
I also had an electric mattress pad. For that I just folded the excess under the mattress and pinned it to itself.
It's been about 10 years and all of these are still working fine. I hang my sheets on the line, and they last forever. Even in the winter there are warm days when you can hang them out.
Thanks for sharing,good luck.
I wish I had followed the advice of someone who said to sew the sheet up the middle. I've worked on the sheet off and on for three days and I still can't get the corners right. Clearly you need to reduce the sheet by 16" (the difference in width btwn King and Queen) and I sewed the fold over 8" from corner to corner. That left me with a ton of extra material to deal with at the corners and I still haven't figured out just how to sew them. Maybe I'm being a perfectionist, but when cotton sheets cost $60 and up it doesn't make sense to throw them away, nor do I want to do a lousy job.
E have the same problem and can't figure out the corners. Bummer . Maybe I'll just hem it and tuck all the extra in...
I will be using my extra fabric for making throw pillows.
I make a pair of pillow cases from king size bed sheets to make queen size. Always work for me