WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2 old sheets
in a colour or design you really like – these should be the same bed size as your duvet (e.g single/double/queen
etc) – if you want a reversible duvet cover, choose a different colour or
pattern for each sheet
- Cotton thread
in a colour that matches your sheets
- A sewing
- Your duvet
WHAT TO DO:
1.First, find a large, clear floor space and
lay your two sheets on the floor, one on top of the other with no bunching or
creasing.The sheets should line up
exactly, and if there is a “right side” to the sheets (e.g if the pattern is
brighter on one side) – that side should be in the middle.
2.Take your duvet inner out of your old duvet
cover and lay it out over the two sheets.The sheets will be slightly larger than the duvet inner so they should
stick out around the edges of the duvet inner.Line the bottom of the duvet inner up with the nicest seam of the
sheets, and leave an even amount of sheet space around the other three sides.
3.Cut around the shape of the duvet, leaving
5cm of sheet fabric around the sides and 10cm around the top end to allow for
the thickness of the duvet and a seam allowance.
4.Pin the two sheets together around three
edges (leaving the bottom with the nice seam unpinned).
5.Sew around the three edges that you’ve pinned
up – remember to leave the bottom open because that’s where you’ll put your
6.Turn the duvet out the right way so that the
seams are in the middle.Then sew your
domes along the bottom edge so that you can close your duvet cover up.
7.Put your duvet inside your brand new duvet
cover and enjoy your unique, custom made, very cool new duvet cover!