If you are wondering where the ruffles in my new header came from, it’s my luscious new duvet cover!
I’ve been wanting to make a ruffly duvet cover for a while. I may have based this whole event around motivation for me to actually do it. I’ve had the fabric for months! You can find similar things at urban or anthro, for a price. But…after making it, I say those prices are pretty fair.
We’re going for an all-white color scheme in the master bedroom. Because I think all white is gorgeous and there is no better place for it than the master bedroom. After making my shower curtain, I envisioned the same thing for bedding, except not made from vinyl. I told the husband about it and even he got excited. (Which I take as free reign to buy fabric, of course.)
This is an easy and cheap project, but takes a while. I had all my materials for weeks before diving in and assembling it in one night. (One long and ruffly night!) I used my
Then I serged around the bottom and side edges and gathered the tops with my ruffler foot. It was set on the deepest pleat (8) at every 6 stitches.
Each strip made me two ruffles for my queen size flat sheet. I pinned them all onto my sheet, which was laid out on my bed, and then stitched them all on. This is what it looked like pinned:
I would have used more yardage if I had known what I was doing. 8 yards was just about right, but it would have been nice to have a little more overlap in my ruffles and some extra. I was hoping to make a blouse out of my voile. Darn.
Once the top sheet was all sewn up, I took out all the pins and double checked. Then I stacked my second sheet on top of the first, with right sides together. Be sure that the edges of your ruffles don’t get caught in your line of stitching. We want flowing ruffles!
I sewed the corners together at the bottom and backstitched, but then left quite a gaping hole so I could shove my comforter in there. I used 4 velcro strips about 1 1/2″ long to close the bottom. The ruffle covers the velcro and the bottom, so it looks nice.
And there you have it. An all white ruffled duvet cover for all white bedroom in progress.
What’s missing from this picture? Wall art and pillows! We’ll scratch at least one of those off later in the event.
Recognize that bedframe? It’s from ikea. And sorta low to the ground, I don’t think I’d recommend it. I’m trying to decide if it needs to be white, too, or if it should stay black. Is there a such thing as too much white?
Don’t forget to show me your ruffles in the flickr group!
Tomorrow: guest post from Lorajean! What a treat!
Wow what a look you have going!! Love to read your post also I just read the card post below and I was wondering if you could do a little ruffle 101 for us beginers? do you have to have a ruffle foot? Any other ways to make them look good. any advice you have would be great. thanks!!
This look great Kate. I’ve seen several ruffle bedspreads, and always love the way they look. Your’s really does look like clouds, how pretty.
I’d love if you linked this up. Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
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You are my hero. I’ve wanted that duvet cover on Urban’s website for years now.
It is absolutely gorgeous.
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uhm… this is totally awesome! i love it… although i think my husband would surely have something to say if i put ruffles on his bed.. lol.. :)
WOW! Those ruffles look soooo enticing! I’d definitely curl up in that every night and wake up feeling super relaxed! You’re so lucky!
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Just amazing. I can’t believe the hours of dedication that this took. Just love it.
So pretty. Made a similar one for my daughter, it took forever but I love it! Love an all white bedroom. Plus it makes it easier to update the look later by just changing up the pillows rather than getting all new bedding.
Omg how girly…I love it!!!
Love it!! Stopping by from TT&J!
It looks great. I LOVE ruffles! I might make this for my daughters bed. She is transitioning soon and this just seems so perfect. http://www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com
Gorgeous!!! I am so inspired by your rufflemania. And I’m intrigued by this ruffler foot– how does it work?
I wrote a whole post about it here:
I can’t tank you enough for sharing this. I was ogling over the Neapolitan ruffle duvet cover from Anthropology for my daughter’s room, but didn’t like the price and couldn’t get past the thought, “I can make that.” Thank you. Thank you! Thank you! And Thank you. xoxo
We have a similar look going in our bedroom as far as the (mostly) white. I’ve used gray to accent. It still feel bright and airy.
See Day 21: http://rachelmord.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/days-16-21-365/
I’ve been looking everywhere for tips on how to replicate UO’s ruffle bedding myself and your example is AMAZING! I’m going to attempt and make this for my dorm room at college!
Thanks so much <3
Ooooh I love that!!