411 Home Repair
 

411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Things You Should Monitor in Your Home

As a homeowner, it is vital that you are monitoring your home for things such as black mold, methane gas, carbon monoxide, and radon gas. To ensure...

on Dec 5, 2016

Cleaning Up After a Big Paint Job? Here's How to Clean Your Paint Brush the Right Way!

Have you recently moved into a new house or apartment that you want to give a fresh look? Have you picked out all your paint colors and bought new...

on Dec 4, 2016

5 Fun Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen starting to look a bit old and tired? The kitchen is a work area and can quickly go from that lived-in look to a worn-out look if...

on Dec 1, 2016

5 Must Have Pieces of Equipment for Your Workout Room

There are many advantages to having a gym or workout room at home. It is convenient, there is no waiting and once you have the right equipment in...

on Dec 1, 2016

Mold Removal Tips: How to Successfully Remove Mold for Good

Mold is a fungus that enters your home or premises as simple tiny spores. When these spores get moisture, they start to grow and fully develop into...

on Dec 1, 2016

How to make Queen Quilt Cover

by Guest on Apr 17, 2013

More than anything else, the thing that influences the look of a bedroom is bedding. Put something different on top of the bed and you have a whole new look. It's not always easy to know how to redesign your bedroom set to get a new look, unless you go out and purchase new super king quilt cover sets. Sometimes you can't afford the cost of new bedding.

What can you do then?

quilt cover sets online

Consider this cost-effective solution: Use old or new sheets to make a queen-sized duvet cover for yourself. Duvet covers are an easy way to spruce up a room and make it look like new again. As a bonus, they're also easy to wash, so you're not making more work than yourself.

Even someone just learning to sew can manage a duvet cover. It's a short project that should be able to complete in a day or less.

What You'll Need to Do

  • Two queen-sized sheets - flat, not fitted
  • A sewing machine, with coordinating thread
  • Scissor
  • Ribbon (twill tape can be used as well)
  • Sew on snaps (2 yards of hook and loop tape can be substituted)

sheets

  1. Make sure those sheets are clean to work with. This is especially important if you're reusing old sheets to make your duvet cover. Run them through the washing machine.
  2. After you've washed your sheets, iron them well. You don't want wrinkles. That makes them harder to work with.
  3. Take one of the flat sheets and, using the scissors, cut 6 inches off the bottom. Finish the edge. You can serge it, use a zig zag stitch, or use pinking shears to give it a different look.
  4. Take the two sheets and place their right sides together. The bottoms of the sheets should line up with each other. Stitch your way around both those sides and the duvet cover's bottom.
  5. Now it's time for your ribbon or twill tape, if you have chosen that instead. Find your queen duvet cover's inner bottom corner, and sew the ribbon onto that as a tie. Take your comforter and stitch same ties to the bottom corner of it too. These ties will help keep the comforter in place in the duvet cover.
  6. Sew the snaps into your duvet cover or, if preferred, attach the hook and loop tape. The snaps or hook and loop should be on the flap and the duvet cover's corresponding front. The finished top hems of the sheet will become your duvet cover's top edge. If you want to add a little bit of a nicer, more finished look, you can use buttons and buttonholes instead of snaps or tape, although obviously that requires a little bit more work.
  7. Enjoy your duvet cover! If you enjoyed your little project, you can even use a bottom sheet to make pillow shams that match your new duvet cover. You've managed to achieve a whole new bedroom look with hardly any work or cost.

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Tree Removal Services and Benefits

Trees surrounding your property can have serious implications for your home or neighboring houses. Storms can happen at any time and cause trees...

Garden / Landscaping

2-Family Homes - Why Are They So Popular

If you are looking for a profitable investment property or looking to upgrade to a new home, you might consider buying a two family house rather...

Real Estate / Finance

What is New in Modern Kitchens?

If your old kitchen is no longer fit for purpose then it’s a good idea to get up to speed with what’s new in kitchens so you can decide if it’s a...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

5 Landscaping Tips to Help Avoid Foundation Problems

There are many things that property owners can do to protect their foundations from deterioration, sagging and cracking. Listed below are tips to...

Garden / Landscaping

Three Things To Do Before Picking a Window Treatment

The window treatments in your home are the pieces that tie all of the other pieces in the room together. When you have multiple colors or patterns...

Interior Design / Decor

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2016