a duvet cover for your comforter
It can be amazing
to see how expensive duvet covers are, while sheets can be
bought relatively inexpensively. But you can easily make your
own duvet cover for your bed without spending an arm and a
First, select buy
two top sheets from any store that sells bedding. You can
choose two coordinating sheets, so you can reverse it for
two different looks. Or you may want pattern on one side and
solid color on the other. Be sure to pre-wash your sheets
Next, stop at a
fabric store. In their zipper section, they carry bedding
zippers in many sizes, including Queen and King. Choose a
zipper the right size and coordinate the color of possible.
However, you may only be able to find them in one or two colors.
If you can't match, don't worry, you won't see too much of
the zipper anyway.
With a tape measure,
measure the size of your comforter or duvet. You will want
to add one inch to the measurement, then cut the two sheets
at that size. Then, with right sides of the sheets facing
each other, pin the zipper in place along the bottom edge
and sew one side of the zipper on one side of the sheet, with
the other side on the other. Many find it easiest to sew it
with the zipper zipped up.
Next, pin the sides
and sew 1/2" from the edges on the top and both sides,
and sew the remaining sides.
Then, remove the
pins and you are done!
This is a great
way to not only save money on your bedding, but there is often
a much larger selection of prints and patterns for sheets
than there is with duvet covers. Not to mention the fact that
the nice duvet covers always sell so fast! If you have an
eye for colors and coordinates, you could even sell duvet
covers you make to others!
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