Making a King Sheet into a Queen?

How can I decrease a king fitted sheet to a queen?

By Karen from Winona, WV


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April 13, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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April 14, 20091 found this helpful

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.

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April 16, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for sharing,good luck.

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February 1, 20180 found this helpful

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.

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July 5, 20180 found this helpful

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...

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January 8, 20200 found this helpful

I will be using my extra fabric for making throw pillows.

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