Then, once you've got the bed made it comes untucked every other day and has to be fixed all over again. My little girls simply can not manage the big mattress and get the sheet tucked under the back side. My oldest has resorted to sleeping on top of her perfectly made bed and just putting a crocheted afghan over herself. Then all she as to do is fold the afghan, but it's sure a waste of nice flannel sheets!
I finally came up with a pretty good solution to solve this problem. I recalled my sister telling me about special bunk bed sheets you could buy that had the top sheet and fitted sheet hooked together somehow- and the whole thing zipped off or something. But those are expensive and the likelihood of finding nice flannel sheets in cute patterns like the girls have is slim.
So, I did the next best thing. I sewed the flat sheet to the fitted sheet along the back and bottom edge. Ta-Dah! Instant fitted sheet. I'll try to show you with a few pictures so you get the idea.
---------> along that one little piece going left and right
V Down this way along the foot of the bed too. Hopefully you can see that in the picture below.
I am thinking of sewing large buttons on the fitted sheet- 3 along the long back side. Then I could put buttonholes in the pink blanket and just button it onto the sheet! I'll let you know if I get around to that.
By the way, this bunkbed is wonderful! I have found it to be very sturdy. I ordered it from Amazon and got it delivered free to my front door. I pulled the boxes inside by myself and put the whole thing together myself except for the very end when I needed another person to help get the two ends attached to each other. I love that you can still fit long, flat boxes underneath to store items. The most important feature is that an adult can sit on the bed without hitting their head on the top bunk! That was one of the main things I was looking for. I wanted to be able to sit on the bed next to a child to talk to them, etc. Or for family prayer at night when I'm too pregnant to sit on the floor comfortably.
Try out this method if you have bunk beds and let me know if it works for you!