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From: Diane8706
Date: 06-04-2004, 02:27 PM (1 of 4)
How can I make a "stretch" bedskirt -one that I can slip over the mattress without having to move the mattress?
User: Diane8706
Member since: 06-04-2004
Total posts: 1
From: dmoses
Date: 06-04-2004, 05:04 PM (2 of 4)
I suppose you could make a skirt attached to elastic(enough to go all the way around the bed), or you could use velcro(on two long sides and foot of bed), maybe.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
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From: beach girl
Date: 06-05-2004, 05:46 PM (3 of 4)
Diane, Maybe what I did might help you. I have a king size waterbed & wanted a bedskirt. So you know the ones that under a mattress won't work. I measured the length I wanted & around the sides & foot board. I trippled the measurements as I wanted it real full gathers. I bought some sherring tape, sewed that to the top of the skirt ( after I made the skirt ), then put stickyback velcro on the side of the bed & foot board. Sewed the soft side of sew on velcro onto the underside of the top of the bedskirt & it has worked like a charm. So easy to take off & wash & put back on. I have heard of people doing this onto their box spring on a regular bed also. Hope this helps you or at least gives you an idea.
User: beach girl
Member since: 11-08-2003
Total posts: 72
From: MaryW
Date: 06-14-2004, 01:33 PM (4 of 4)
What a super idea, thanks a bunch.
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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