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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

No Sew Bed Skirt Tutorial

Love our bed! 
Last weekend I got a bad-ass ukulele from my dear friend Glenjamin. I also finished the bed skirt to match our No Sew (& practically no measure) Curtains. 
My sister says, "Uke wars, Kirby style"

Maybe it's obvious that I am not one to sew. It's not that I don't want to sew. It's not that I don't have a machine (thanks Karen!). It's really that I am just not good at it yet. So, while I practice sewing, I'll be sharing all my no-sew tips. 

This is a ridiculously simple project that can turn your bed from ordinary to lavish. There is just something about a pool of fabric that screams taste to me. 

Here's what you will need: 

  • Fabric
  • Duct Tape 
  • Measuring Tape 

First measure your fabric. I made two separate panels (one for each side of the bed that meet at either end of the bed) I didn't worry too much about where the panels meet, because I have both a head and a foot board. If you don't have a foot board, you may want to make one very long bed skirt. I measured two times the length of my bed. The width measurement was the height from the top of the box spring to the floor plus five inches. 

I used  Osnaburg Fabric Unbleached Muslin. No need to hem the ends, I love the unfinished look that match my curtains. Then found a work space large enough to lay the fabric long way. I used a long table with a tall stool on the end. 

Then you will make accordion folds about one inch wide. Then, simply cover the top with duct tape. Leave enough of the duct tape to fold it over. If you need to, attach another piece of duct tape on the backside of the fabric. 

Once you have completed folding and taping the entire length, easily slip the duct tape end between your box spring and mattress. You can play around with how much length you want by manipulating where the duct tape sets. Super easy and super gorgeous! 

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