Expandable Pleated Pet Sheets from Orvis

Expandable Pleated Pet Sheets from Orvis

Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 30, 2011

We've established that although many people find the act of sleeping with your pets a little skin crawling, there's a good portion of us that snuggle down at night with our furry friends. The biggest problem most people have with this arrangement isn't the extra body in the bed — it's the sheet stealing!

I can't lie, my own bed is inhabited by one small dog all night long. When hiding out under the covers gets too toasty, he emerges and flops on top of all the bed linens. It's at that exact moment that the covers from both sides of the bed instantly shrink up into the middle under his weight.

Although everyone is comfy, the rush of cold air from outside the covers can be quite startling. This sheet from Orvis is designed with your pet in mind and although those without this problem will find the idea completely ridiculous (it's ok, we kind of do, too), adding a pleat to your sheet would make all the difference in the world. If you're not looking to pay the $98-$150 price tag for the item, maybe a DIY project is in your future.

You could easily track down a set of inexpensive sheets to sew your own in or bribe a friend with a sewing machine to do so for you. There's no real sewing knowledge behind things, just cut down the middle of your sheet and sew in a big triangle. Easy peasy and no more freezy. What? Sometimes you just have to rhyme. It's not like we do it all the time.

Image: Orvis

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