Isn’t it funny how such a tiny thing can make such a difference?
This weekend, I made a bedskirt for my bed, using one of the two fabrics I happily received last week
I’m so happy with the difference it makes in the room.
And, in a funny little twist, the fabric’s name is Chipper. And I am. And it is. And, sigh. I’m a little too in love with this fabric.
You really don’t need a tutorial at all to make a bedskirt of your own. It’s simple, it’s fast and it comes together far away from a sewing machine.
That’s my kind of DIY.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Iron/Ironing board
- Hem tape (I like the Heat n’ Bond brand, sold at Michael’s)
You’ll need three strips of fabric for your boxspring(one for each side and one for the front). For my queen bed, I needed about 8 feet for each side and five feet for the front.
Measure from your floor to the top of the boxspring for the height. Mine was about 18 inches. Be sure to add about an inch for the hem.
Tip: to make your strips even, cut about an inch into the fabric and then tear the rest of the way through. It’ll be perfectly even! I always see them do this on Project Runway and it actually works!
Once you have your strips, crank up the iron to medium get ready to get hemmin’.
Follow the instructions on the hem tape.
I did about an inch hem on three sides of each strip (the top will hide under your mattress, so no need to hem).
Once you’re done with the hemming, move on to the mattress.
Position each strip so it’s even (I had to play with it a little) and then use the t-pins every few inches to secure the fabric to the top of the boxspring.
It’ll start to look like this.
Once all three sides are attached securely, flip the mattress back on top of the boxspring (so much easier said than done…those suckers are heavy!).
Ignore the fan, the laundry basket and the general lack of decorating in this photo. It’s early in the pretty-making process!
I’ll be back with more posts as the room comes together!