Have you ever had a project in your mind and then you just can’t find what you are looking for?
That’s what I ran into with my guest room redo. For the bedding I knew I wanted a grey duvet cover that had some ruffles but not too many – so it wouldn’t be too “girly”. And I wanted it to be a plain color so I could make some graphic pillows to go with the bedding. I looked and looked and couldn’t find what I was looking for. I found a duvet at Anthropologie but it was a little too light and at $250 – out of my price range.
And urban Outfitters had a ruffled duvet, but it was a little too ruffled and still almost $200.
I decided to get some sheets and make my own duvet. But then while I was at Target, I went up their Bathroom aisle and saw a ruffled fabric shower curtain. And I wondered if that might work. So I bought a couple along with a matching sheet, came home and figured out a way to make a duvet.
I loved the ruffles at the bottom of the shower curtain. They reminded me of the Anthropologie Cirrus duvet. I Cut the ruffles off the second curtain and sewed them onto the first so that there were 6 ruffles. And then I took the left over fabric from that same curtain and cut out two 10 inch panels to add to the middle section to make it wide enough to fit a queen-sized bed.
Then I added a bottom 6 inch panel to the bottom ruffle. And now my top section was the same size as a queen quilt — 90 x 108.
Then I cut the queen flat sheet to the same size for the back of the duvet.
And since the shower curtain already had buttons at the top for the shower curtain rings, it was perfect as a duvet!
I sewed the top and bottom of the duvet together, leaving an opening at the top. The top of the sheet I used for the back of the duvet was hemmed and the duvet front had the button holes already in the shower curtain. I made sure to sew the seams with the outsides facing inwards so when I turned the duvet right side out, all of the seams were inside of duvet.
the last thing I did was hand-sew on some vintage buttons and pop the duvet cover inside. I love the way the duvet looks, it’s just what I had envisioned, it cost less than the other duvets I was considering.
I’m almost ready for the full room reveal – it’s been a really fun project.
And I am also almost done with the next-door bathroom reveal. YAY! Here are the tutorials on some of the other elements in the room:
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