Size: Queen. Width – 86″. Length – 86″
Whether you are remodeling your bedroom or just wanted to try something new this project will be perfect. Linen it is an ideal fabric for bed linens for a couple of reasons: the way it circulates air will help you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and requires little maintenance since it is very easy to wash and iron.
The sample duvet cover we decided to make is striped; this way there are more colors to choose from if you are interested in making matching curtains or pillowcases. We offer a couple of different color schemes you could work with and you can find them in the tools section of the magazine.
This cover is very simple to make so let’s get to it!
The pattern for the cover consists of four parts:
1) the center piece of the top
2) the left and right sides
3) the center piece of the bottom
4) the zipper.
Necessary things for the project:
2) sawing needle
4) ironing board
7) sewing machine
8) over-lock machine (if you don’t have a machine that does it you can do this by hand)
9) four small white thread spools
10) striped fabric – 11yd ( or any other color you choose for your duvet cover)
11) zipper – 57″ long
1) center piece for the top – 87″ x 57″
2) center piece for the bottom – 87″ x 57″
3) side piece#1 – 87″ x 32″
4) side piece#2 – 87″ x 32″
Before cutting out the pieces straighten out the fabric. To do this you need to get a piece of thread near the edge of the fabric going horizontally and pull it all the way through. Now you can see the straight line where you should cut your fabric before making any patterns. Next- iron the fabric.
Description to Picture #1:
-Use the chalk to draw out the shapes for all four pieces.
Piece 1 & 2 – 87″ x 57″; piece 3 & 4 – 87″ x 31″.
– Cut out the pieces.
Description to Picture #2 (the sewing of the cover):
-Use pins to connect pieces – 1 & 4, 4 & 2, 2 & 3, 3 & 1.
-Use the sawing machine to saw the four seams.
-Use the over-lock and stitch up the ends of the fabric on those seams.
Description to Picture #3:
– Iron the seams towards the center of the pieces 1 & 2.
– You now have only two sides left un-sawn the top and the bottom.
– Saw up the top side, the one that will go towards the head, and use the over lock to fix the edges.
Description to Picture #4:
– The bottom side that goes towards your feet is where we put our zipper.
– Saw up only the sides of pieces 3 & 4.
– In the opening that is left, we are going to put the invisible sipper by sawing it in with the one-sided sewing foot
– Turn the cover right side out.
– Iron it.
– Your duvet cover is ready!
Congratulations, you have now made a beautiful duvet cover all by yourself.