Monday, September 16, 2013

How to Make a Duvet Cover

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a good weekend? My girl's night was a lot of fun. It was great to have a night out with just the girls. However, I had to get up early the following day to help my parents with the yard sale. So I was only able to sleep for about 4 hours. Eh.

We were supposed to have the yard sale over Labor Day weekend, but the weather was bad and I was sick so it didn't happen. Instead we postponed it to this weekend. And I'm glad we did as it was a beautiful Saturday. We sold a fair amount of things and all the money went to our wedding fund!

All in all it was a great weekend! : )

Okay onto today's tutorial. Lately I've been slowly redoing our spare bedroom. First to change was the bedding. This is what was we used to have:

Instead of a quilt I wanted a plain grey duvet cover. So of course I decide to make it! Here is what I did:

What you need:

  • Two sheets, the same size as the bed
  • Duvet
  • Sewing machine 
  • Thread
  • Pins
First I laid out my sheets right sides together.

Next I pinned the sheets together.

My bed is a full so I meant to buy two full size sheets. But I found a grey queen size sheet on sale so I bought it instead. Therefore I had to cut the grey sheet to the same size as the white full sheet.

Then I sewed the two sheets together on 3 sides using a straight stitch and a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

The side of each sheet I did not sew were the tops because they had a finished look already. To close my duvet cover I sewed buttons onto the top, but you could use a zipper or velcro.


The picture is pretty bad, so disregard the quality. I would love a new camera!

Now it needs a new bedskirt and shams. The bedskirt I have, found at a yard sale for $1! But didn't have it for this picture. And the shams I hope to show you all next monday... So check back!



  1. What a wonderful---and versatile---idea! Thank you so much for sharing this...I've been looking for a duvet cover but have been put off by the price; this idea is both frugal and beautiful and fun...thanks again!

  2. Fantastic!! Such a great way to update outdated blankets. I need to do this! :)

  3. OMG!! What a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing this. Duvet covers are so expensive and I can never find one I love! I think I just may try this. I don't have a sewing machine tho :( Do you think a handheld sewing machine would work?

    xoxo, Jess

  4. What a very inexpensive idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. I so need to make one of these. THanks for sharing how you did it!