Suspenders for keeping fitted sheets in place

Jazzybaby replied on 23/10/2019 12:01

Posted on 23/10/2019 12:01

Hi Guys, we ordered a new van on Monday and I thought to complement it I would treat myself to some new bedding.  Well what a shock when I looked at a island bed fitted sheet.  Prices from £22 up to £50.  No thanks I will stick with my tried and tested solution whether for a standard bed at home or the odd shaped beds in a caravan.  Easy to use and sheet stays in place no matter how much I wriggle about.  £1.99 for a set of four.

KjellNN replied on 06/10/2020 20:45

Posted on 06/10/2020 20:45

We also use the Lidl ones, tuck under any surplus on the cut off corner of the mattress.

For our seating area, I made 2 sets of fitted covers for the seats only, from a couple of cotton   bedspreads from Ikea (£2 each), still like new after 12 years.  They have tape loops along the edges and are held in place with cord laced between the loops.  We wash them  after every trip.

Did not bother with the back cushions as they get little wear, we only sit to eat, otherwise we stretch out!


anglian replied on 10/11/2020 17:22

Posted on 10/11/2020 17:22

Our answer for the fitted sheet issue [it's only taken us 5 years] is to put a matttress cover with deep elasticated sides over the mattress and topper, then only use deep fitted sheets which we bought from John Lewis which don't ride up and stay in place..But I may just buy some of those suspenders too.....

DSB replied on 02/05/2021 21:21

Posted on 02/05/2021 21:21

Ours isn't an island bed (it's against the side of the caravan, with a cut-off corner).  I don't  know if this makes any difference for the island bed, but we always use standard fitted sheets but with elastic all the way around rather than just the corners.  We find this works OK on our caravan bed.  I wonder if it miight be worth trying this sort on the Island bed???


Oxfordeagle15 replied on 06/05/2021 15:48

Posted on 06/05/2021 15:48

A set of gentleman's trouser braces also seem to work, especially with the tapered end to the mattress.   The single (rear) strap of the braces to the top of the sheet and the two front straps to the sheet on either side of the mattress.  We tried it on a break over the bank holiday to considerable effect.