Beth Day
Beth Day
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  • Townsend, GA
Asked on Oct 19, 2017

How to make my mattress cover smaller

Beth DayBobbieNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


I do not have an over-thick mattress and have no intention of buying one. Yet, I can no longer obtain sheets, mattress, pads, etc., made to fit my older-but-still-comfortable mattress. All of them bunch up into uncomfortable wads during the night. How can I make a mattress pad/cover smaller so that it won't create those long, ropey wads during the night?

4 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Just buy Flat Sheets, then you will have no problems.
  • While on the bed I would fold over and pin both length and width to make it more snug. Then sew some seams. I would place the lengthwise seem in the middle and the seam for the width at the top unde where your pillows would be.
  • Bobbie
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Use diaper pins to pin the corners to the mattress so the sheets and pads stay in place ..
  • Beth Day
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Thank you to Bobbie and Naomi - both of your ideas are good ones. I feel stupid - i never thot of pinning the durn pad or of seaming it down the middle - all I had was cutting it down and re-sewing everything - ugh!! Thanks again, ladies
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