How to Make a Dress Out of a Bed Sheet

Written by spencer hope davis
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How to Make a Dress Out of a Bed Sheet
Make cute sundresses from everyday sheets. (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Using a bed sheet to make your own dress can be a creative fashion experiment. You don't have to be restricted to wearing a toga to a Greek party, and if you're creative, few people will even know that your funky sundress was once a sheet. Open your linen closet, and pull out a colourful or eclectic-looking sheet. Let your imagination and a few steps lead you to making your dream bed sheet dress.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Yardstick
  • Marker
  • Sewing kit
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Wrap the sheet around your body. The easiest way to do this is to place one edge of the sheet in front of you, about midchest, so you can see the front of the sheet. Pull the sheet around you until it overlaps in front of you.

  2. 2

    Mark the edge of the sheet at about 4 inches past where it overlaps with a marker. This area will be what you use to sew the dress together, and this amount of overlap will make the dress fitted. If you prefer a looser dress, consider making the overlap wider. To test the fit, choose the amount of overlap and pinch it together. Move the dress around to see if it fits the way you like.

  3. 3

    Lay the sheet on the floor, and use a yardstick and a marker to draw a line down the length of the sheet. Be conscious of making a straight line. If this is difficult for you, then give yourself room for error by adding an extra inch to the line. You can cut this off later.

  4. 4

    Cut the excess sheet off with scissors, and fold the dress material over. Connect the edges together, and carefully sew them together with your sewing kit. Follow the line you drew in the previous step.

  5. 5

    Cut pieces of the excess sheet to make shoulder straps for the dress. Be creative. Use one long strap that goes around the back of your neck to hold the dress up. Or choose one strap to go over one shoulder.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose colourful sheets. Don't just stick to a plain white sheet.
  • Use elastic to create belts for your dress

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