Vintage bedding is a very popular choice with modern vintage lovers, the quality of the fabrics are so lovely and of course the Flower Power designs are simply out of this world. Have you ever wondered what you could use them for? Well here are ten top ideas for you!
1: Use a Vintage Sheet on your Bed as a Regular SheetThis is an obvious one, but if you're new to vintage then you can quite easily be confused about bed & sheet sizes. Here's a handy guide to help you work out if a vintage sheet will fit your bed:
Here are the European Actual Bed Sizes
Single 90 x 190cm
Double 140 x 190cm
King 160 x 200cm
Super King 200 x 200cm
2: Use a Vintage Sheet as a ThrowI have a super king size bed, so I use vintage sheets folded in half as a throw at the end of the bed to great effect. Paired up with vintage pillow cases the mix and match looks you can create is really lovely. Plus getting into a vintage styled bed just cannot be beaten in my opinion!
3: Use a Vintage Sheet to Make a Duvet CoverYou can very easily make you own duvet covers from vintage sheets, simply sew up three edges and add poppers to the opening. Here are the measurements for duvets, you'll quickly see what you could pretty much make a Super King Duvet cover out of two vintage double flat sheets:
Single duvet 135x200cm (53 inches x 78 inches approx)
Double duvet 200x200cm (78 inches x 78 inches approx)
King duvet 230x220cm (90 inches x 86 inches approx)
Super King duvet 260x220cm (102 inches x 86 inches approx)
4: Use a Vintage Sheet to keep Cool at Night whatever the size of your bed!We use a vintage flat sheet in the summer to lay over us and keep cool. When temperatures soar as they recently have we are not in the slightest bit bothered about whether is covers the bed entirely and find it works a treat!
5: Use a Vintage Sheet as a TableclothA single bed flat sheet will cover the largest of tables. I know many yay retro! customers buy vintage sheets and use them in this way. Indeed one lady sent me a gorgeous photo of her daughters birthday tea party, where a vintage sheet on the table was central to the birthday theme.
6: Use a Vintage Sheet as a Picnic BlanketYou can use a vintage flat sheet folded up or spread right out to create varying sizes for a picnic. So easy to pack away in your car, caravan or camper van too! Plus you'd be sure to get heaps of positive comments on your glamping style!
7: Use a Vintage Sheet to make ClothesLoads of yay retro! customers buy vintage sheets (and indeed tablecloths) to make into clothes. A sheet has so much material in it you can easily make a Flower Power dress or skirt.
8: Use a Vintage Sheet to make Cushion CoversWith a vintage sheet there is an almost unending supply of fabric ready to make into cushion covers with fabric left over for your fabric stash!
9: Use a Vintage Sheet to make a Patchwork QuiltCut your vintage sheet into squares and combine with another of a different colour or design and stitch to create a family heirloom!
10: Use a Vintage Sheet to make CurtainsThere is no reason why a vintage sheet cannot be quickly turned into a pair of curtains, particularly if you line them or buy ready made curtain linings. Whether for your home, camper van or caravan a thick vintage sheet is ideal for a summer all year round feel!
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