Title:
Terry cloth towel fitted sheet sets, drapes, and valence
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The product is a two-sided or reversible terry cloth sheet set. The pillowcases, bed skirt, valance and drapes are also two-sided or reversible. The sets are made to order in the bed size of your choice. The set comes with a two sided (one side is terry cloth and the other is cotton) or reversible fitted sheet, a two sided (one side is terry cloth and the other is cotton) or reversible flat sheet and one (twin set) or two (full, queen, king sets) pillowcases which are also two-sided or reversible. The set is designed to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.



Inventors:
Winters, Joyce Evon (Chicago, IL, US)
Application Number:
10/935004
Publication Date:
09/15/2005
Filing Date:
05/25/2005
Assignee:
WINTERS JOYCE E.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G9/02; (IPC1-7): A47G9/02
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Primary Examiner:
LIU, JONATHAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Joyce Evon Dean (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Claims:
1. A two-sided or reversible terry cloth sheet set for covering a mattress with said mattress having an upper surface, opposed left and right side surfaces, opposed head and foot end surfaces, and a lower surface, said terry cloth sheet set comprises: a. a two-sided or reversible bottom sheet having an upper surface and an under surface configured for covering said top, and partial head, foot, and side covering surfaces of said mattress; b. a two-sided or reversible top sheet having an upper surface and an under surface configured for covering said top, sides and foot covering surfaces of said bottom sheet; c. a two-sided or reversible pillowcase having an upper surface and an under surface configured for covering said top, and partial head, foot, and side covering surfaces of a pillow with said pillow having an upper surface, opposed left and right side surfaces, opposed top and bottom side surfaces, and a lower surface.

2. The two-sided or reversible terry cloth sheet set of claim 1 is comprised of; a. 100% terry cloth in any color; and b. 100% cotton in any color.

3. The two-sided or reversible bed skirt for covering said mattress is comprised of; a. 100% terry cloth in any color, and b. 100% cotton in any color.

4. The two-sided or reversible valance for covering a window with said window having an upper surface, opposed left and right side surfaces, opposed head and foot end surfaces, and a lower surface, encasing glass.

5. The two-sided or reversible valance for covering said window is comprised of; a. 100% terry cloth in any color, and b. 100% cotton in any color.

6. The two-sided or reversible drapes for covering said window is comprised of; a. 100% terry cloth in any color, and b. 100% cotton in any color.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable

SEQUENCE LISTING OR PROGRAM

Not Applicable

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of Inventon

This invention relates to the field of sheet sets for covering a mattress and, more specifically, to a bottom sheet, a top sheet, pillowcases, a bed skirt, valance and drapes (2 panels); and a method of assembling the bedclothes so the bottom sheet, top sheet, pillowcases, bed skirt, valance and drapes are reversible.

The sheet set is made of 100% velour terry cloth material and 100% cotton material. The top and bottom sheet, pillowcases, bed skirt, valance and drapes are two-sided or “reversible” comprised of both terry cloth and cotton. This enables the invention to be used “terry cloth side up” or “cotton side up” doubling the consumer's usage of the invention.

2. Prior Art

Previously, bedclothes could be purchased either in sets (one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, one or two pillowcases) or separately. When the consumer purchased the bedclothes in sets, they had no choice in the differences of prints within the set. If the consumer chose to purchase the flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcases separately, this allowed them more freedom of prints and color choices, but not fabrics.

Bedclothes come in a variety of fabrics ranging from 100% cotton, poly-cotton blends, 100% polyester, tee shirt knit, and flannel. These give the consumer choices, but the sets are not integrated together so that one could use a flannel fitted sheet with a cotton flat sheet. Consumers had to “go with what was available” often times leaving the stores wishing they had more choices.

The average consumer only owns one sheet set so durability is another factor. Most sheet sets sold today only last an average of 6-9 months. This is due in part to the repeated washing/drying process.

Accessories available to the consumer often times are in another print or color. They coordinate with the sheet set, but the print or color in the accessories may or may not be in the sheet set. Often times, the consumer will purchase two or more sets of valances and drapes to achieve the look that they desire.

Objects and Advantages

Accordingly, several objects and advantages of the invention are about the bedclothes and the different choices we will offer the consumer.

The first object the invention overcomes is integration. Cotton is the most versatile of the natural fibers. It can be dyed, bleached and woven into a broad range of materials suitable for bed linens. Cotton's hollow nature makes it very absorbent and able to take moisture away from the body. The invention uses 100% cotton terry cloth and 100% cotton, both of which are available in numerous colors, together to create a two-sided (or reversible) fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases. This can be used terry cloth side down (next to consumer) or terry cloth side up (with cotton side next to user). These two-sided (or reversible) sheets and pillowcases are designed to keep the consumer cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The next objection the invention overcomes is durability. The invention is made up of 100% terry cloth and 100% cotton. Both of these fabrics are durable in their own right. The invention brings these two fabrics together making them even more long lasting and durable. Since the consumer will be using one side at a time, this makes the fabric wear longer than when used by it self.

Advantages of the invention are the choices created for the consumer. The sheet sets will come with a two sided (or reversible) fitted sheet, a two-sided (or reversible) flat sheet, and one or two reversible pillowcases (depending on the set). Also available will be coordinating accessories: bed skirts, valances and drapes all of which will be two-sided (or reversible). This enables the consumer to spend their money on one product and get two products for the price or one.

Further objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the ensuing description and drawings.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In accordance with the invention is a proposal to integrate two materials (cotton and terry cloth) together to create a new two-sided or reversible fabric.

This invention is comprised of the terry cloth sheet set (defined as a top sheet, bottom sheet, and one or two pillow cases depending on set purchased), bed skirt, valance and drapes which are sewn from the terry cloth and cotton material. This material enables the terry cloth sheet set, bed skirt, drapes and valance to be reversible.

It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive of the invention claimed.

DRAWINGS—FIGURES

FIG. 1 is a side view of a bed showing the fitted, flat sheets and bed skirt.

FIG. 2 is a front/side view of pillowcase.

FIG. 3 is a close up view of a sheet comprised of the terry cloth and cotton materials.

FIG. 4 front view of window with valance and pair of drapes

REFERENCE NUMERALS

  • 10 fitted sheet (terry cloth side)
  • 12 flat sheet (terry cloth side)
  • 14 flat sheet (cotton side)
  • 16 bed skirt (cotton side)
  • 18 pillowcase (cotton side)
  • 20 pillowcase (terry cloth inside)
  • 24 cotton side of sheet
  • 26 terry cloth side of sheet
  • 28 window valance (terry cloth side)
  • 30 window drapes (cotton side)
  • 32 drapery panel (cotton side)

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

FIG. 1 shows an overview of a bed with the two-sided or reversible fitted sheet (10), flat sheet (12) and bed skirt (14). The fitted sheet (10) is made to fit snugly over the mattress and is comprised of the terry cloth (26) and cotton (24) materials. Both materials are measured out to a predetermined length (depending on bed size: twin, full, queen, or king) and width and then placed on top of one another with rough sides out. The two materials were then stitched together, allowing one quarter inch seam allowance. They were sewn from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching on the left, bottom, and right side. The sheet was then turned “right sides out” and finished in the same manner mentioned above. Gussets are then stitched at the corners and elastic is added around the entire bottom edge of the sheet.

The flat sheet (12), also called a top sheet, is made by first measuring out the terry cloth (26) and cotton (24) materials to a predetermined length (depending on bed size: twin, full, queen, or king) and width and then placed on top of one another with rough sides out. The two materials were then stitched together, allowing one quarter inch seam allowance. They were sewn from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching on the left, bottom, and right side. The sheet was then turned “right sides out” and finished in the same manner mentioned above. The top of the flat sheet (12) is then folded down again and re-stitched from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching to create the turn-back. The sheet is made long enough so there is ample room to turn back the sheet ten to eighteen inches and still tuck between the mattress and the box spring at the foot of the bed.

The bed skirt (14), also known as a bed ruffle or dust ruffle, is made to fit the exact dimensions of the box spring and fall to the floor. This particular bed skirt is “tailored” which means that the bed skirt falls in a straight drop from the top of the box spring to the bottom of the bed skirt. The top of the bed skirt is made from 100% cotton and measured out to a predetermined length and width (depending on bed size: twin, full, queen, or king). Then the three sides are measured out from both the cotton and terry cloth materials. The cotton side (skirt) is then sewn onto the top edge from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching and allowing for one quarter inch seam allowance. The top and skirt are then flipped over and the terry cloth skirt portion is stitched onto the top edge from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching and allowing for one quarter inch seam allowance. Then the cotton and terry cloth skirt portions are hemmed one quarter of an inch using one sixth of an inch stitching.

FIG. 2 shows a pillowcase (18, 20), which is an open ended covering for sleeping pillows. A standard pillowcase (18, 20) is made by first measuring out the terry cloth (26) and cotton (24) materials to a predetermined length and width and then folded in half, then stitched together on the bottom and side. The pillowcase (18, 20) is then turned right sides out and the top one inch of the hems are folded inside the opening. The folded edges of the hem are then put together and the two fabrics are stitched together using one sixth of an inch stitching around the top of the opening.

FIG. 4 shows a front view of a window with a valance (28) and a pair of drapes (30). The valance (28) is made by first measuring out the terry cloth (26) and cotton (24) materials to a predetermined length and width and then stitched together on three sides using one sixth of an inch stitching and a one inch seam allowance. The valance (28) is then turned right sides out and the top one inch hem is folded inside the opening. The folded edges of the hem are then put together and the two fabrics are stitched together across the top from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching. The finished edge is then folded over two inches and stitched across the top from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching, which forms the rod pocket.

The drapes (30) will be sold as a pair; but for the description, we will review the method of assembly for one panel (32). The panel (32) is made by first measuring out the terry cloth (26) and cotton (24) materials to a predetermined length and width and then placed on top of one another with rough sides out. The two materials were then stitched together, allowing one quarter inch seam allowance. They were sewn from left to right using one sixth of an inch stitching on the left, bottom, and right side. The panel (32) is then turned right sides out and the top one inch hem is folded over inside the opening. The folded edges of the hem are then put together and the two fabrics are stitched together using one sixth of an inch stitching. The finished top edge is then folded over two inches and stitched across the top using one sixth of an inch stitching, which forms the rod pocket. The process is then repeated to create the second panel.

CONCLUSION, RAMIFICATIONS, AND SCOPE

Accordingly the reader will see that the two-sided or reversible terry cloth sheet set is a must for today's environment. The ease of laundering the set and accompanying accessories add to its uniqueness. Because the sheet set is two-sided or reversible, it doubles the consumer choices in the retail environment. It also is beneficial to the consumers' pocketbook.

While the above description contains many specificities, these should not be construed as limitations on the scope of the invention, but as exemplifications of the presently preferred embodiments thereof.

Thus the scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, and not by the examples given.