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Converting Vintage Sheets to Fabric Pieces

Updated: Sep 26, 2019


Recently I've been considering sewing with vintage bed sheets. There's a ton out there from my childhood that would be the cutest skirt or dress! I recently purchased four sheets: Ariel, Lion King, Jasmin, and Return of the Jedi. Before purchasing my sheets I found the information below extremely useful from a eco-friendly craft blogger.


Translating Standard Sheet Sizes to Fabric Yardage

Here are the standard sheet sizes for flat sheets (easier to work with and always less worn than the fitted sheet) and their translations into yardages:

  • Crib Flat Sheet: 42″72″. This equals two yards of 42″-wide fabric.

  • Twin Flat Sheet: 66″x96″. This equals a smidge over two and two-third yards of 66″-wide fabric.

  • Twin Extra Long Flat Sheet: 66″x102″. This equals a little over two and three-quarter yards of 66″-wide fabric.

  • Full or Double Flat Sheet: 81″x96″. This equals, lengthwise, a smidge over two and two-third yards of 81″ fabric. The fabric is wide enough, however, that you can turn it the other way if the print works sideways. Widthwise, the fabric equals 2.25 yards of 96″-wide fabric.

  • Queen Flat Sheet: 90″x102″. This equals a little over two and three-quarter yards of 90″-wide fabric. Used sideways, widthwise, the fabric equals 2.5 yards of 102″-wide fabric.

  • King Flat Sheet: 108″x102″. This fabric is longest when turned sideways. Widthwise, the fabric equals three yards of 102″-wide fabric. Used lengthwise, the fabric equals a little over two and three-quarter yards of 108″-wide fabric.

  • California King Flat Sheet: 102″x110″. This equals a smidge over three yards of 102″-wide fabric. Widthwise, the fabric equals a little over two and three-quarter yards of 110″-wide fabric.

I found the information about yardage from:


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