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.
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…
Yup, a nice, soft, high thread count and spiffy looking duvet.
So without further ado, your duvet porn:
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!)
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.
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!
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7 thoughts on “The story of How I Met Your Mother’s Duvet – A DIY Duvet Cover Part 2”
Saw this on the Made U Look Linky. Love it! You did a great job!
So cool! love the pattern you chose and the colors. Great job 🙂
Wow, beautiful! It’s making me rethink my idea for a duvet cover… I wanna do something like this!
(here from Sew Happy Geek linky party)
Thanks! Best decision I made was to use target home sheets for the grays – they get soooo soft and comfy after that first wash! Totally doable, just be sure to measure twice and cut once! 🙂
I love that bed. It is perfectly fit for my eastwood city parkview condo. 🙂
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