If you just can't find the right bed sheets, why not make your own? Twin sheets can be made in about an hour. Make sure to use fabric with a high thread count (300 or more) to prevent piling and wearing. A cotton blend will hold fewer wrinkles than 100 percent cotton.

Twin beds
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Flat Sheet

Step 1

Measure 102 inches of fabric and mark a straight line with the washable fabric marker. Cut along the straight line.

Step 2

Fold and iron a 1/4-inch seam all around the edge of the sheet. On the long sides of the sheet, fold 1/4 inches again and iron. Use pins to hold the folds in place if desired. Using a straight stitch and a 1/8-inch seam, sew along the long edges of the sheet, removing pins as you sew.

Step 3

Fold the bottom of the sheet 1 inch. Iron and pin the fold in place. Using a straight stitch, sew 1/8 inch away from the edge of the first fold. Sew down the ends of the fold.

Step 4

Fold the top of the sheet 4 inches. Iron and pin the fold in place. Using a straight stitch, sew 1/8 inches away from the edge of the first fold. Sew the sides of the fold down.

Step 5

Trim any loose threads. Wash before using to remove any remaining marks from the washable fabric marker.

Fitted Sheet

Step 1

Measure 96 inches of fabric and mark a straight line with the washable fabric marker. Cut along the straight line.

Step 2

Mark and cut out a 9-inch square in each corner of the fabric. Pin the edges of the corners together and sew straight stitch with a 1/8-inch seam allowance in each corner.

Step 3

Tightly stretch and pin elastic along the edges of the sheet on the same side as the corner seams. Stitch over the elastic with a zig-zag stitch, removing pins as the sewing machine comes to them.

Step 4

Roll the elastic up twice to hide the raw edges and elastic. Pin the edges in place. Stitch over the elastic again using a zig-zag stitch.

Step 5

Trim any loose threads, then wash before using to remove any remaining marks from the washable fabric marker.