How to Design Your Own Bed Sheet

Your bed is a sanctuary, where you go to rest and retreat from the busy world around you. It can and should represent who you are, your personality and your style. Designing your own bed sheet can allow you to express your personality in your personal space in a simple way.

Open up a basic desktop imaging program. Microsoft Paint or Adobe Illustrator would work well for this.

Create a new 8.5-by-11 inch file.

Play with a design by drawing or bringing in a different file. Use the paintbrush and pencil tools in the programs to design your own squiggles or circles, if you like.

When you are satisfied with your design, print several copies of your design onto sheets of iron-on paper. The number of sheets you need depends on the size of your bed sheet and your design. A more open design will need fewer sheets, while a tight design will need more.

Turn the iron on and place it on the hottest setting, with the steam turned off.

Place the iron-on transfers between the hot iron and the bed sheet, and press the iron on them, making sure to move it evenly around the transfer.

Lift the iron-on transfer print outs to reveal the pattern.

Repeat steps 6 and 7 as many times as desired.


You can silk-screen a design onto your bed sheet by preparing a screen and placing it onto your sheet, in a similar way as you would with the iron-on transfers, and squeegeeing the design on.

If you are on a budget, you can also use fabric paint to draw your designs on.

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