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The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part 2

Kids, where we last left off, Beth was struggling to finish piecing together a duvet cover when she hit a bit of a snag.

It turns out, the measurements listed on Target’s sheets refers to the raw materials size – NOT the finished product.  So, after I had managed to finish all but the last side of the duvet cover, I found out that the whole thing was 2 inches too narrow which means a lumpy comforter bunching up all awkwardly.  NO BUENO, FOLKS.

Lilly and marshall freak out
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So after carefully ripping out both seems, I managed to open up the manufacturers seems too and piece it all back together to be JUST wide enough.  Then I inserted a zipper and elastic loops in the corners to help hold it in place (the comforter came with buttons on each corner).

After a brief lesson with Bill on how to insert a comforter into the cover, I had him test it out…

Bill naps with the duvet @ bandbbuildalife.com
Something tells me, it was a success

Yup, a nice, soft, high thread count and spiffy looking duvet.

So without further ado, your duvet porn:

Pinworthy How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com

How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com
…oops…kindly ignore the overflowing laundry basket!

How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com

How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com

Those pillows….

How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com

It’s a little hard to tell in this picture, but they’re flange pillows I made with the leftover pieces of the light gray fabric. (flange pillow tutorial to come Friday!)

How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.com

After all was said and done, I do love them, and the gray fabric is SOO soft and comfy.  And clearly Bill approves. All in all, despite a brief period of time questioning my craft-mojo, I’d call this a win.

how I met your Mother inspired bedding @ BandBBuildALife.com

So have you finished any marathon projects lately?  How GREAT did you feel once you were done?

And stay tuned Friday for a full bedding-quality flange pillow tutorial!

~ Beth

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