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.
(To see the how-to on the windowseat click here.)
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!
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