As a kid, I would get to choose some cute bedsheets once in a while. The quality of things of that time were really good - they didn't tear nor grow little bumps. In line with more thrifty practices of old, if it's still usable, it can't be thrown out. I grew up, the cloth faded a little, the elastic corners lost it's elasticity but Mum kept the bedsheets anyway.
Fast forward, now Mum is looking after my Little One and he has a mattress that he sleeps on in the day. Mum requested that I use the old bedsheets to make a mattress cover (one which covers the mattress all around, not just the top). I just sewed 2 old bedsheets together, added some cute buttons and ta-daa - a new mattress cover!
|Matrees cover upcycled from old bedsheets|