How to Make a Dress Out of a White Sheet

Updated April 17, 2017

Everyone has extra bed sheets around their house. You can turn old or new sheets into a beautiful dress without much time or effort. Instead of going to the store to buy your next dress why not make a unique dress yourself. Not only does making a dress cost less, it will also be a great conversation piece. In a few simple steps you can have your own dress made out of something as simple as bed sheets.

Measure yourself. Take the measurements of your true waist, bust and hips. You can do your own measurements for this project because this is not a fitted dress. It is better to add inches to create a flowing fit. When you add a belt or tie it will define your waist and create a flowy look.

Select a white queen size bed sheet. You can either use a sheet you have around the house or purchase one that you would like as a dress. It is easier to use a top sheet for this project. If you choose to use a bottom sheet you will need a seem ripper to remove the elastic. Make sure the sheet you use is clean and ironed for best results.

Cut your sheet in half so there are now two equal halves. Use a sewing pencil to draw a pattern you would like on each half of the sheet based on your measurements. The most simple pattern would be to make a tube dress and then add straps. Be sure to take into account how long and flowing you want the dress to be. Cut along the pencil lines.

Sew the two pieces together. You can either use a sewing machine or do this by hand. Leave room for your arms. If you choose to make a tube dress, and are adding straps, be sure to make them long enough. Hem the bottom of your dress and any other cut edges.

Add a belt, ribbon or tie. You can use a belt or a ribbon you already have in your closet to finish the ensemble. You can also make a tie out of your bed sheet. Measure the length you would like the tie to be and cut a strap of fabric that amount. Be sure to hem all the edges of the tie to give it a nice finished look.

Things You'll Need

  • White bed sheet
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Tape measure
  • Iron
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