A DIY Light Bed Covering for Hot Summer Nights

Looking for a light summer bed covering? Take a cue from Remodelista editor Sarah. On a recent outing she found a pure white muslin swaddling blanket made of the most delightfully soft fabric. Soon realizing it would make for the perfect sheet in the hot summer weather, she purchased three more and sewed them together. It has become her go to summer sheet/covering perfectly suited to those evenings when the temperatures soar.

Above: Four single swaddle blankets sewn together to make a king size covering. The open weave allows for plenty of air flow.

Above: The Aden + Anais single organic muslin swaddling blanket atop a waffle weave cover. The muslin is made from organic cotton and is available in store at Maude or online at Aden + Anais; $49.95 for a box of four.

Above: The swaddling blankets at Maude that come in plain white or with a choice of patterns. Photograph by Mimi Giboin.

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Rose Becke4 years ago

Thanks for info

Donna J Street
Donna Street4 years ago

just a cotton sheet works fine for me and the cost is much less, but thanks

june t.
reft h4 years ago

it might be a good idea but I don't sew. and if I hire someone to do it, adds to the cost...

Tania S.
Tania S4 years ago

Good quality sheets work well too.

Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago

I don't tend to change them to lighter ones, we have AC and I have a fan on me all night so I get cold in the mornings.

heather g.
heather g4 years ago

Good advice - the cotton is strong and the weave open.

Ernie Miller
william Miller4 years ago


JL A4 years ago

good idea

Beth Wilkerson
Beth Wilkerson4 years ago

A duvet cover with no filler inside works great for me.

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

nice!! Thanks.