Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"B" is for Bedskirt

Sew: ruffle trimmed bedskirt

Made from white cotton sheets and pink gingham cotton fabric:

This bedskirt has a 20" drop:

But the real purpose of this bedskirt is to hide the bed risers and storage bins:

Space is at a premium in this room, we already had these storage bins from here and reused them here:

But you can't see them behind this fun girly ruffled bedskirt:

The touch of pink around the bottom edge compliments the painted monogram on the headboard.

And I added the matching nightstand:

Here's how I made the bedskirt:

1. Tear up 2 twin size flat white sheets into thirds the long way.
(For a 20" drop be sure each third is at least 22" wide.)

2. Seam short ends together to make one long, long 22" wide strip.
Hem the raw edges using a rolled hem:

3. Cut gingham fabric strips on the bias at 1 1/4" wide.
You need lots and lots of length, triple the amount you see in this pic:

4. Sew gingham onto bottom edge of bedskirt, 4" from hem edge.
Ruffle the gingham as you go:

5. Double check width of entire white strip,
for a 20" drop I needed 20 1/2" to allow for seam allowance when attaching to the main bedskirt piece:

6. Attach to existing bedskirt main piece.
Pin in place by marking halfway points then ruffle as you go:

Now we can hide that storage space:

Definitely worth every minute of ruffling spent on that sewing machine!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry

TDC Before and After


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I need to get a ruffler for my old machine! Adorable bedskirt that is the perfect accessory to the sweet bed.

freckled laundry said...

That is darling with the little ruffle! Your tutorials are always so good, too. I was JUST thinking of ordering risers for my twins' beds for the very same reason. Need the storage! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry friday. xo Jami

Pam said...

I love a ruffled bedskirt. Easy tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

Kristin said...

I love this! I've been wanting a ruffler! I tried using my rolled hem foot and wanted to hurl it, lol! Couldn't get it to start rolling. I'm going to check out the link you mentioned though.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this idea!!! So cute!

24-7 Teacher said...

I need a 20 inch bed skirt! I have storage bins under a bed in my house too