Cricut: Make a Cotton Jersey Robe from a Bedsheet

September 27, 2016

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

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There’s an ongoing debate about robes in this house. Me? I’m a robe aficionado. Andrew? Not so much. But we all know the one golden rule of marriage: Happy Wife. Happy Life. Which means I get to lounge around in my robes. Period. End of discussion. I do have a few requirements though:

  1. Must be super cozy.
  2. Must be oversized so I can wrap it around me like a blanket.
  3. Must be lightweight. When you live in Miami, there’s more than enough heat to go around without creating your own.

Now, when a robe lover like me finds out I can DIY my own cozy little cocoon from a cotton jersey sheet – welp, that’s exactly what I do. Here’s the rundown so you can craft your own:

You’ll need:

  • A 100% Cotton Jersey Queen Sized Bed Sheet
  • A sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Wide ribbon to use as a belt
  • Iron on saying (optional)

HOW TO MAKE A COTTON SHEET ROBE

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Fold the sheet in half and then in half again, then lay it down on a large work surface…or better yet, the floor.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Grab a measuring tape and measure your waist. With your thumb on your waist measurement, fold the measuring tape in half and lay it down onto your folded sheet. The 0” measurement should be against the folded edge of the sheet.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!With your “half-waist” as a guide, cut up the side of the sheet and stop when you get 3/4ths the way up. Then, cutting from the open edge, cut the sleeve. Your finished product will look like this…

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Grab some pins and pin the cut edges of your robe, then pull out the sewing machine and stitch the edges. The beauty of cotton jersey is that it won’t fray so a single, straight stitch is plenty!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Last thing to do! Lay your robe flat on your work surface and cut directly up the front to create an opening. Again – no need to worry about fraying, so leave the edge raw.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!Now – this last bit of pizzazz is totally optional! I created a cute iron-on for the back of my robe to give it some personality! Iron-on vinyl works beautifully on cotton fabrics.

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!When you’re robe is all done, grab a piece of wide ribbon to use as a belt and let the lounging begin!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

All you need is a cotton jersey bedsheet and some simple sewing to make a cotton jersey robe from a bedsheet. It's so comfy!

Who’s ready for some cozy, robe wearing?! This project is super easy and really fun…even if you’re a beginner with a sewing machine. The cotton jersey means minimal stitching and more time lounging.

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12 thoughts on “Make a Cotton Jersey Robe from a Bedsheet”

  1. WOWZA!!!! This would make a Awesome BDay gift for this girl who’s special day was just 9/27/16. I’m sure that size will fit me…(lol)

  2. This is so creative??. I have your page saved to my iPhone screen and it has become my guilty pleasure. Just curious about the folding of the sheet. Are you double folding the long way? Also “the 0 measurement”? Are you cutting on side with the loose and folded edge or the purely folded side. Thanks!

    1. I love that you have Damask Love saved on your phone!!! Great questions: let me see if I can break it down: Since I used a Queen sized sheet, there really isn’t a “long” way to fold. The sheet is more of a square so you don’t have to worry about long way vs. short way. Make sense? For the “0 measurement” you will place the tape measure with the “0” against the purely folded edge, then you’ll pull the tape to your “half waist” measurement…say…19 inches. You’ll then cut down the 19 inch side. It’s sort of like cutting a paper doll from folded paper, just on a much, much larger scale!

  3. I love this! How could I alter this to fit someone who is curvy and short? Like under 5’ 3” Would I buy a different sized sheet?

    1. I´m thinking that you measure said person from shoulder to feet, or wherever the robe should end. Double (front+back) that measure, then you have the lenght you need. Then measure around the waist and add a bit so you can drape it so that it closes in the front. Something like that, I´m going to do the same for myself. 🙂

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