Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite crafting projects, a duvet cover from flat sheets. Growing up, my family never had a lot of extra income, but thankfully we’re a crafty bunch! My mom has made several duvets from sheets over the years, as well as a few fabulous shower curtains. Not only is it a thrifty way to make a duvet, but also in my opinion, so much more fun. My duvets growing up were usually made with two different patterns so I could change-up the look just by flipping over my comforter.
The best thing about this project is that it couldn’t be simpler, super easy peasy. Essentially you just cut two sheets to measure your comforter and stitch them up leaving an opening that you can use any closure with like buttons or a zipper, or just leave it open. I made a red gingham ruffled trim to border my edges. This was a pain in the butt, but it turned out really cute, so it was worth it. To make the trim I cut 2.5″ strips of fabric, stitched them together, folded and ironed them down and then used a machine basting stitch and slowly rouched by hand, I would recommend a ruffler foot, it will save you some sanity. I have found another lovely blog on the web, Nest Decorating that has a great tutorial that is easy to follow. You can check it out here: http://nestdecorating.typepad.com/nest_decorating_designs/2009/01/duvet-tutorial-and-some-more-new-work.html
My duvet was made with a blue flat sheet from target I picked up for $10, and the top sheet is a vintage sheet I bought on Etsy from Midwick Hill, www.midwickhill.etsy.com for $20 and I used a tiny red and white gingham scraps I had laying around, probably a bit over a half of a yard I’d guess around $3-5 worth. So, I made a lovely vintage style duvet for less than $40, pretty amazing right! I totally love it, and I hope you all are now inspired to go make your own!