You Can Do It: Sew Your Own Bedding

What better way to customize your bedroom than to create your own bedding? Whether your motivation is to personalize your space with your own style, make bedding out of killer fabrics, or to save money, these tips and tutorials will help you get started.

  1. Make a pillow cover from a button up shirt
    Add style to your bedding with a pillow or two made from button up shirts. This tutorial from Apartment Therapy takes you through the entire process.
  2. Make your own sheets on the cheap
    Find practical tips for acquiring flannel and other fabrics in this article from Daily Finance. They also have instructions for making your own sheets, starting with an easy top sheet and working your way up to a fitted sheet. The most practical tip is that most bolts of fabric are 42 inches wide, which makes three lengths sewed together just wide enough to have a Queen sized sheet.
  3. Sew a fitted sheet
    Use this quick guide from About.com Sewing to measure your mattress before you start sewing. It provides step-by-step instructions to sew a fitted sheet, complete with photographs of the process.
  4. Make a Duvet Cover
    From Design8Sponge, step-by-step instructions to sew your own duvet cover. Choose a fabric, follow these instructions and decide how you want to fasten the cover. It's as easy as that.

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