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Enlarging Sheets
updated: Feb 10, 2014, 8:55 AM

Who is recommended to enlarge the depth of fitted sheets I already have? The new mattresses are thicker and the bottom sheets need to have the depth increased.

 COMMENT 493566 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 09:03 AM

I think it would be more cost effective to just buy new sheets. There are great sales online.

 

 COMMENT 493567 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 09:03 AM

I'm sure you'd find it much more affordable to go out and buy new fitted sheets.

 

 COMMENT 493570 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 09:19 AM

Very good quality sheets available from both Amazon and Overstock. Donate your old ones to Goodwill.

 

 COMMENT 493586 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 09:55 AM

Yep, buy new sheets. Look for extra deep fitted. Usually fit to mattress up to 22" or so thick mattress.

 

 COMMENT 493605 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 10:27 AM

Check out No More Rack Dot Com. Just bought some great sheets there and they shipped quickly.

 

 COMMENT 493610 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 10:37 AM

If you already have fitted bottom sheets you may find as we did when we bought a new bed that was "higher" that they will work fine even though the elastic goes only 3/4 of the distance from the top to the bottom.

 

 COMMENT 493622P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 10:53 AM

OP - if possible I want to keep the custom, pricey sheets, instead of buying new ones. HCP = high class problem, I know. Discretional income situation has changed and would like the contact of someone who might alter these sheets, if it's not too expensive. Thank you.

 

 COMMENT 493632 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 11:13 AM

Just slit the corners of your sheets and sew on an elastic band around the perimeter and your sheets will fit perfectly. No need to pay someone or buy new sheets.

 

 COMMENT 493637 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 11:27 AM

It will be expensive. More so than just buying new ones. Shoots just getting pants hemmed is pricey nowadays, let alone adding fabric and having to re-sew sheets. That being said, I would think you could call any tailor and ask them if they can do what you want them to do, and for how much. I use Tony, the tailor, but don't know if he can or would do that type of work.

 

 COMMENT 493648P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 11:50 AM

Expect to pay a skilled seamstress $30/hr.

 

 COMMENT 493688 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 01:50 PM

Try putting an extra bottom sheet on the bottom of the mattress. While you have your mattress off the bed, get a zippered mattress cover.

 

 FANGIRL agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 04:33 PM

Costco usually has a great deal on very nice pima cotton sheets with a high thread count for deep mattresses. That would be less expensive than having your current ones altered. Donate them to Alpha Thrift.

 

 COMMENT 493823P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-10 08:39 PM

You can also get special elastic "garters" for fitted sheets at places like Bed Bath and Beyond. They're great for keeping fitted sheets with stretched out elastic on the mattress.

 

 COMMENT 493849P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 07:27 AM

I find all the new sheets are not of the quality of the older ones, and actually the thread count is too high and flimsy to keep their flatness and not wrinkle. The elastic garters don't really work well. I second the wish for someone to deepen the pockets of my wonderful heavier older sheets. Good quest!

 

 COMMENT 493858P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 08:56 AM

I am kind of late to this party, but I think it is great that the OP wants to modify the existing sheets (or at least explore doing so) instead of just replacing them. Sort of like darning socks instead of chucking them and buying new ones. In the old days, people fixed things instead of replacing them, and I think that is worth exploring in this case instead of just buying new sheets.

 

 COMMENT 493860 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 09:01 AM

Buying new has already been suggested.
If you don't know how to do it yet, find out who can teach you and do it yourself. Try Adult Ed sewing?

 

 COMMENT 493911P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 12:48 PM

OP here - thank you 858P - your comments are appreciated. And this is a thank you and plus to Edhat too to post such inquiries.

 

 COMMENT 493914P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 12:50 PM

OP here - thanks also to 849P

 

 CORKY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-11 02:20 PM

I have an old mattress, and my problem is the opposite. All of the sheets are too loose.

 

 

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