DIY: Faux Top Sheet

I am constantly looking at home décor photos from places like Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, and Pinterest. Bedroom decor is my favorite! The first thing that ALWAYS catches my eye is the bed. Regardless of the color scheme, the one thing that [I feel] really makes it pop is the top sheet folded over with the duvet.

The dilemma:

I don’t know about you, but I seriously dislike sleeping with a top sheet. I just don’t care for the way it feels and I always get tangled up in it while I’m sleeping. You would think it would cling to your blanket and not be a problem but for me it’s nothing but. LOL.

The solution?

For a long time, I made my bed with a top sheet and took it off before going to bed but that quickly became a pain in the butt. So, I got rid of the top sheet altogether but the bedding lost its lustre. Then, the light bulb went on and I realized there weren’t only two options. The third option was creating an illusion, a faux top sheet


First, start with an actual top sheet [*DISCLOSURE* you will be cutting it up. So, consider that when choosing a sheet]. Next, utilize the top portion that will be seen folded over the blanket. If you use the bottom of the sheet it will look totally different.

Select any brand/color/appropriate size top sheet

Measure 30-36 inches from the top of the sheet downward and cut across. That gives enough slack for it to stay neatly in place on the bed if anyone sit on it but not so much length that it’s difficult to put on or take off the bed.

The last step is to sew a new hem on the bottom. I took my queue from how the sides of the sheet were sewn so it would look uniform. However, since the new hem will be hidden under the blanket it doesn’t really matter what it looks like. I used my sewing machine but you could just as easily hand sew the hem. *TIP* to make sewing the hem easier, press it with an iron so it doesn’t unroll while you are sewing it together.

Sew a new hem

Now, you have a perfectly sized faux top sheet to put on your bed. It’s so simple and adds a lot of dimension to your bedding. For a top sheet hater, like myself, this idea is a game changer for me!

I hope you love this simple, quick, and fun way to put an elegant twist on your bedroom decor.

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