The way to Convert Bed Sheets for Bunk Beds

The way to Convert Bed Sheets for Bunk Beds

Bunk beds fulfill space-saving needs for growing families, and children love the privacy and drama opportunities afforded by beds that are crocheted. But bunk beds pose a problem for the main bed-maker — generally Mom — that must battle with the daily struggle of creating a tidy bed in a space limited by ladders and guardrails. But bunk bed mattresses are nearly always twin-size, so you can use conventional twin sheets and adjust them to the requirements of bunk-bed living with a couple of simple actions.

Place a fitted twin sheet over the bunk bed mattress. Secure both bottom corners of the sheet with sheet-holder straps. These are elastic straps that seem like suspenders, with fabric clasps at the ends; they are sometimes called “sheet suspenders.” The straps normally come in sets of four, so it’s possible to use the remaining straps for another bunk bed.

Place the cushion in its pillowcase near the peak of the bed.

Tie an overhand knot in each bottom corner of a twin flat sheet. The bulk of the knots should be about 6 inches in the sheet corners.

Expand the flat sheet over the bed. Pull the corners down over the bed corners and then tuck the knots into the elastic of their sheet straps. If the sheet isn’t long enough to do so, tuck the knots into the elastic on the fitted sheet.

Pull the surface of the sheet the bed up and over the cushion, tucking the side of the sheet that’s against the wall into the bed frame. At this point, the front side of the sheet should hang on the front of the bed frame.

Tuck the front of the sheet between the bed side and bed frame, pleating the excess material as required so it fits into the frame without any overhang.