The cotton muslin that we use for our bedding is 63 inches (160cm) wide. This obviously limits us in how wide we can go without seams. Luckily, we've found a way to make our bedding where the seams are in areas where they don't impact the comfort and use of our sheets. For instance, our flat and fitted sheets have seams that fall generally along the sides of the mattress. The dashed lines in the following photos outline where the seams will be in each sheet. For a more detailed explanation of our bedding please see the about our bedding page.
Single beds are just 39 inches (99cm) across so we only have to add a small panel along one side of the sheet. This panel falls entirely below the level of the top of the mattress with the seam running along the bed. There is no seam on the other side of the bed.
Double beds are 54 inches (137cm) across so we have to add a small panel along each side of the sheet. These panels fall along the side of the mattress with the seams running right along the edge of the bed. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
Queen beds are 60 inches (152cm) across so we have to add a panel along each side of the sheet. These panels fall along the side of the mattress with the seams running right along the top of the mattress very close to the edge of the bed. There is also a dart in the corner of the sheet which creates a drop corner which allows it to fit a range of depths as well as easing the tension in the sheet, helping it last longer. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
usual king fitted
To make our king sized items we USUALLY use a special supply of 88 inch (223cm) wide fabric. King beds are about 78 inches (198cm) across and this means we have to add panels along each side of the sheet and these panels fall along the side of the mattress with the seams running along the edge of the mattress, on the sides of the bed. This is mirrored on the other side of the bed.
temporary king fitted
CURRENTLY we are out of the 88 inch (223cm) wide fabric and our new supply is not expected to arrive until about the end of August. This means we must sew our king fitted sheets from 63 inch (160cm) wide fabric which we use for all of our other items. The side seams on such a sheet will run inset about 10 inches in from the sides of the mattress on both sides of the bed.
You have the option to save 10% and get a king fitted sheet made from the narrower fabric right now OR you can opt to wait for the wider fabric to arrive. We've set up a mailing list for those of you that would rather wait. Sheets made at that time will be at regular price however, anyone on the list will still save 10% when we are finally able to make their sheet.