I was helping my girls decorate their room in our new house and wanted to get then matching comforters for their beds….UNTIL I saw how expensive they were! Over $100 a piece for the style/design they wanted! My frugal-ness kicked in and I got busy searching for an affordable alternative. I ran into this super simple duvet cover on this blog and thought, hey I can do that for my girls! Below is a step by step tutorial!
You will need:
2 flat sheets (in the size you want)
A needle, thread, fabric marker, and a measuring tape.
STEP 1: Lay your “top” flat sheet out and mark with your fabric marker every 12 inches for a twin size, 18 inches for a queen or king size.
STEP 2: Once all your dots are marked simply
Do the Pinch, Twist, and Pin to all of the dots to create “pinwheels”.
STEP 3: Is to sew the pinwheels. Get your needle and thread. Simply start from the bottom side and sew “UP”
Then sew “through”. Do this about 10 times, up and through, up and through.
To do all 3 of these steps to my twin size cover it took me 4 episodes of Storage Wars…so just under 2 hours.
STEP 4: Once all of your “pinwheels” are hand sewn then you need to add Velcro to one of the shorter ends on both your top “pinwheel” sheet and your flat fitted sheet for the bottom. This is how you will keep that ol’ comforter that you are going to stuff inside from slipping out. **MAKE sure that you sew the Velcro on the “wrong side” of both sheets** So when you sew “Right sides together” and flip inside out the Velcro will connect with each other….go ahead….read that again, it was a little confusing to say, but if you think through it again, hopefully it will make sense! 😉
STEP 5: Take your bottom fitted sheet and pin them RIGHT sides together. Pin along the 3 sides that don’t have the Velcro. When you are pinning them, make sure you do a little pleat where the “pinwheel” is at, so the cute pattern will continue to the edge.
STEP 6: Sew along the edges with a sewing machine and turn right side out!
STEP 7: Insert an old comforter. Like this one I got for my high school graduation to take with me to college…..over 10 years ago!
Velcro it shut and YOU ARE DONE! Wohoo! Enjoy the cuteness!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Don’t forget to Pin it onto Pinterest!
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