Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pin Tuck Duvet Cover

I have been looking for months to find a grey duvet cover for both of my boys. I wanted something that is sophisticated and yet can withstand the ruff and tough boys that will be jumping on it. Something that does not need to be ironed and something that I can simply throw in the wash and has easy care appealed to me! I found exactly what I wanted at Anthropology and yet the price tag of $300 each just did not fit into my budget.
ah, how i love gray.  and duvet covers.
Target had one, however we live in Canada and it just wasn’t possible to purchase one.

West Elm had one I LOVED and yet was still way over budget for me!

So, I took things into my own hands! Pinterest was of HUGE help!! I immediately found several tutorials that were an incredible help to me! (THank you ladies for your help!!)
Here is how you can make your very own Pin tuck duvet cover.
Materials needed:
1. Two flat sheets. (My boys twin bed has a double sized duvet on it. I used two flat sheets in the same grey colour.) The ones I bought were on sale for $30 each. Yes, I know still a little pricey, however I did purchase 450 count and am so happy with the results!)
2. Matching thread and zipper (I used 55 CM or approximately 22.25 length).
3. Ruler and washable marker or chalk to mark your lines!
4. Sewing Machine!!

1. Lay one of your flat sheets out on the floor, bad side up, or the size you want on the inside of your duvet facing up.
2. I then marked the middle and measured 10 inches from the dot. I then marked this spot. For the dots above and below the middle dot, I moved over by 5 inches.
Here is an example:
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I wanted my pin tucks to be spread out!


3. I then grabbed the dots that I had marked, pinched it and twisted it one full turn to the Right. Once you grab it, bring it the the sewing machine and sew it approximately 1/2 inch in. Continue with the rest of the dots you marked.


4. Here is what yours should look like!

5. And here it is! Completed after one hour!!

6. Next step is to take the two flat sheets and sew them together. I zigzagged it twice to reinforce it.

7. Make sure you have a large sewing space as once you begin sewing the flat sheets together it is a bit cumbersome!
8. Enjoy your final product!!

Good luck to you and please share your photos of your duvet!
Have fun!!