Tufted Duvet Tutorial

By 10/22/2012 , , ,

Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-020Materials for a Queen Duvet:

  • King Top Sheet
  • Queen Top Sheet (I found the individual sheets at target feel really great for the money)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Buttons or Ribbon for closure

Directions

Prewash both sheets
Iron the King size sheet
Fold and iron the top sheet make yourself a pressed line grid so that your tufts end up straight.
Layout the queen sheet on the floor of your work area, this bottom, sheet is your “sizing guide”Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY
Twist and tuft as desired. I alternated, 'more dramatic tufts’ with ‘smaller tufts’ to get the effect I wanted. While tufting you’ll need to watch the size, the top King sheet can’t get smaller than the bottom Queen sheet. Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-001
You’ll need to pin your tufts well to ensure they make it through moving, I did this by ‘weaving’ the pin back and forth to keep the twist.Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-002Duvet-006
To keep the tufting sizes consistent I used my seam gauge to measure “the depth” of the twist. My “dramatics” were 2” inches and my smaller ones were 1 inch.Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-003
Carefully sew your tufts using a denim needle and a short stitch length. I went back and forth several times to ensure it kept it’s twist. At this point your top sheet resembles, Belle’s Yellow Ball gown.
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Once your completely tufted it’s time to match up both the top and bottom pieces right sides together. I found the easiest place to do this was on the bed.Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-005
Now you’re going to center the king size sheet on top of the Queen sheet, and pin the top and sides together, I used safety pins to make it easier. You will need to ease in the excess fabric into the seam as you go with little pleats.Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-006Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-007
Since the Queen sheet is already so nicely hemmed, I used my zipper foot to ‘ride’ along the Queen sheets hem to keep it straight.Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-010Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-012
After ‘riding’ the Queen’s already done hem you’ll have some excess fabric on each side, so I did a rolled hem on my serger so it won’t fray. (If you don’t have a serger you can pinking shear cut your excess).Tufted-Duvet-Tutorial-DIY-008
On your open side on the bottom, you’ll have extra excess, so you’ll need to decide how you want your closure to work then, you’ll hem it as needed.
I still haven’t added a closure to the bottom (want to do a dramatic color but can’t decide which!)  but you could do ribbon ties or buttons easily.
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9 comments

  1. Love you tufting method! I can think of many other applications- bed skirt, table cover, shower curtain...I will be using your idea. The duvet cover is beautiful. I love to sew and will be following your blog.
    Linda
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    1. Thanks for visiting Linda! It took some practice but I'm so happy with how it turned out, much easier than the method involving running stitching a circle!

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  2. Just like the one I love at Anthropologie! But much more inexpensive!

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    1. Thanks Amy, the total came to $30 for the nicer Target Sheets!

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  3. Love this!! I was going to say it looks just like the Anthro one too! Way more economical though!

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  4. That's lovely, Kirstin! I've also been admiring the Anthro one lol. Thanks for showing us how to DIY it!

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  5. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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  6. Wow, I always wondered how that was done. Thanks so much for sharing this on BeColorful.
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