Sewing question

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Looking at a sewing project. I can picture the results in my head but cannot come up with how to execute.

Background: I have 2 beds with bedskirts that will not stay put. I cannot velcro them down as I have protective covers on the mattress and boxspring and I don't want to try to glue or tack velcro to the protective covers.

So... I'm thinking of redoing the bedskirts as boxspring covers ala fitted sheets. But, I don't want puckered corners I want box pleat corners. When I'm done there will not be a bedskirt per se but I want to reuse the present bedskirts as the cover for the boxspring. I thought about just stapling the bedskirt to the boxpsring but I do need it to come off to be washed.

Help! How should I approach this to get a clean, fitted look?

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Why don't you use an old fitted sheet and sew the bedskirt to it. Put in all over the box spring. Take off to wash.

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Not sure if that accomplishes what I'm trying to do. I'm looking for a clean line that doesn't hang down but wraps around the boxspring. Just something to jazz the boxspring up rather than a plain fitted sheet over it.

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Madeleine wrote:

Not sure if that accomplishes what I'm trying to do. I'm looking for a clean line that doesn't hang down but wraps around the boxspring. Just something to jazz the boxspring up rather than a plain fitted sheet over it.

Are the bedskirts ruffled?  You'll have to take the elastic off, and then to get the clean corners you'll need to sew darts in them.  The easiest will be to put them on and pin the darts directly on the bedskirt, then sew them and invert. I have done it before in a custom-made slipcover but it has been a really long time.  I have used fitted sheets on my boxsprings, but I have used patterned sheets.  They do work pretty well.

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No ruffles. They already have the box pleat corners I want I just can't figure out how to make it go on like a fitted sheet without the corners bunching.

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