My So Called Crafty Life

DIY Duvet Cover/ Comforter Cover From Two Flat Sheets

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.

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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!

Happy Crafting!

6 Thoughts on “DIY Duvet Cover/ Comforter Cover From Two Flat Sheets

  1. That is so cute and such a good idea!

  2. Wow, great idea! We just upsized our bed thanks to a bargain second hand find on gumtree, and in my excitement neglected to think about the extra new linen we now need! This is great, I’d love to try this, and when I do I’ll definitely link back to you. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you both so much! The thing I love the most about this DIY is that not only is it affordable, but also the sky’s the limit with patterns, colors, and trims you can incorporate design wise! So fun!

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  4. I love this! I’m not very experienced with sewing.. so I have one question.. On the side that you leave open, how do you do the trim? I love the idea of adding the trim, but can’t wrap my mind around how you would make the open side look. Thanks!

    • Hi Kari! I actually added a zipper to the open side of mine. The easiest way with the trim is to actually sew the trim to one of your sheets before you join your sheets. Sew your trim with the ruffle facing in towards the sheet. When you go to turn under the raw edge of your sheets at the open side your ruffle trim will flip out to the right side. I hope that is not too confusing.

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