How to sew bed linens?
If you are interested in the question of how to sew a bedunderwear, then with confidence you will answer that it is absolutely not difficult to do. If you are on a "you" with a sewing machine, know how to cut and sew cloth, then you can cope with a similar task. I would also like to add that you need to sew your own bed linen with your own hands, at least in order to feel that it's much more pleasant to sleep on such underwear than on the one you would have bought in the store. So, we need
- The cloth.
- Sewing machine.
Just before you startwork, you need to decide on the color and texture of the fabric. The best choice, of course, will be natural fabrics, which do not contain synthetic fibers.
Calculation of tissue
In order to calculate the amount of tissue,which we need, you need to take measurements from the bed. We measure its length and width. The average width of fabrics that can be found in stores is about 1.5m. This width is ideal for making bed linen for a single bed. To sew a bed for a double-sleeping, look for a material whose width is 2m. This will save you unnecessary seams. Based on the measurements, we determine how much tissue we need. To sew a sheet we take 1 length of the bed, for a duvet cover it will take 2 lengths. Do not forget to add 15-20 cm to the bend of the product and the shrinkage of the fabric. Concerning pillow covers: for fabric widths of 1.5 - 2.0 meters, one pillowcase with a valve will fit, therefore, for 1 pillowcase we take 1 fabric length. To the amount that we got as a result of these not tricky calculations, we add 10 cm to the allowances. And we get the necessary cloth consumption for sewing bed linen.
Let's start sewing
Duvet cover is nothing more than twoa rectangle of fabric that connected together, while not forgetting the hole for embedding the blanket. If the length of your material allows you, then you can measure just two lengths and stitch, then all on three sides (do not forget to leave a place for embroidering a blanket). We fold the fabric inside the front side and we remove the side seams. Turn the edge where you plan a hole for embroidering a blanket. We are stalling. Then you need to put them on top of each other and stitch it on both sides so that the space you left is enough to insert a blanket. We just have to turn our product out and smooth the seams. Sewing sheets is easy. Cut out a rectangle and simply process the edges. The finished sheet should be slightly larger than your bed. To do this, add to the overall width and length of about 20cm. To process the edges of the sheet, use a seam with a double fold (fold the edge twice, about 5-7mm and sew, retreating from the edge of 2mm.). To sew a pillowcase it is possible on the same technology, as a duvet cover. Just do not forget to leave about 20-25cm. on the gateway. The kit is ready. To sew bed linen was quality, you need to pick up a strong enough thread (but not very thick). Step stitch to set the average size. A small line weakens the strength of the seam, and frequent piercing of the tissue will lead to its rapid destruction. A wide line can not firmly bind the fabric between each other.
Set for newborn baby
Sewing bed linens for a newbornwill be very difficult. To tailor the quilt, you need to determine the size of the baby's blanket. Let's consider the pattern of a quilt cover, the size of which is 1.45mx1.45m. For children, usually choose a woolen or a flannel blanket. We make a pattern of 1.45 to 1.45 and leave it around the edges for seams of 0.5 cm. You can take the fabric that you prefer, the main thing is that it is natural and safe for the child. If you do not have such a large piece, you can combine a duvet cover from small pieces. So he will look more elegant and even more "childish". You can cut pieces with various figures (geometric), and then sew it all neatly. Thus, we will get a duvet cover made in the technique of "patchwork". If there is a desire, the cutout of the quilt can be decorated with embroidery, lace ribbons or lace. Sew the cut fabric, folding the details face to face. The processed edges need to be swept and to turn out the quilt cover on the front side. We sew the sheet in the manner considered above. The standard baby pillow is 0.44x0.44cm. so we cut out a piece of cloth with a size of 0.45m.h1m., we sew by the method indicated above, do not forget to leave 10cm for the "envelope".
As you can see, making bed linens is not so difficult. Try and enjoy the process.