Home Made Duvet Cover

Home made duvet cover

Home made duvet cover

This home made duvet cover came about for two reasons. Firstly I could not find a duvet cover without pillow cases for sale anywhere. Why do they do that? If I wanted pillow cases I would buy pillow cases. I only wanted a duvet cover. Grrrr.

The second reason is a friend who moved recently gave me two beautiful Egyptian cotton flat sheets. I don’t use flat sheets much. This fabric was too lovely to leave in a cupboard. So I sewed them together and made a home made duvet cover. Easy peasy.

Here’s how: –

You need: –

  • two sheets wide enough to fit your duvet
  • matching colour thread
  • sewing machine
  • sewing scissors
  • tape measure
  • pins
  • enough space to pin and sew this duvet cover

You do: –

Make sure your two sheets are big enough to fit your duvet size. You can pretend to buy a duvet cover on-line and get the dimensions for a standard duvet. Or measure your duvet. These sheets were long enough – but too short on the one side. I had to snip fabric from one end and sew it on the side. Not ideal. Hopefully you won’t have to do this. I really wanted this home made duvet cover. Don’t you love the colour?

 I snipped a strip from the bottom

I snipped a strip from the bottom

And sewed it to the side

And sewed it to the side

Now that the proportions for my duvet were right, I lay it flat and lined up the two pieces. Then pinned them in place. Make sure you use a flat surface, ensure the fabric is flat and not puckering or warped.

Pin two pieces together and pin in place

Pin two pieces together and pin in place

You’re not going to sew buttons or press studs to your home made duvet cover. You will leave a small gap open to insert your duvet. So make sure you use the nicest hem for that section.

Leave a 60 centimetre space open

Leave a 60 centimetre space open

Fold the duvet in half and allow about 60 centimetres in the middle – 30 centimetres to each side – of the centre fold. Do not sew there. Leave that open.

Sew all around duvet cover

Sew all around duvet cover

This is a mighty big item so you need space to be able to sew all around or it will tug at your sewing machine.

Leave 60 centimetres open

Leave 60 centimetres open

And that’s it. Duvet cover done. You can also buy sheeting fabric and make a duvet cover. You could make a colour block home made duvet cover using two different colour┬ápieces of fabric? Just be┬ásure to factor in seam allowances.

More DIY inspiration next week,

Greenie.

 

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