How to Make an Inexpensive Duvet Comforter Cover Using Flat Sheets
This week, we’ll look at how to make a duvet cover for under-thick sheets out of plastic sheeting.
Don’t Want to Spend Money on a Duvet?
Duvet covers protect your comforter from dust, allergens, and dirt, and they come in a variety of patterns and colors, allowing you to quickly change the look of your room. Most duvets range in price from $50 to $200, while flat sheets are much less.
How to Make a Duvet Out of Sheets
Measure your comforter to make an inexpensive duvet cover out of two flat sheets; I recommend using a zipper for closing the duvet; if you have a sewing machine, sewing the sheets together and attaching the zipper is relatively simple.
More Tips and Ideas
Buy two pillowcases, one fitted sheet, and two flat sheets for less, and close the duvet with a color-coordinating or contrasting zipper. Old flat sheets are often the best because they’ve been washed so many times and are usually super soft.
Cozy, Crafty, and Cost-Effective
I hope this article inspires you to be more creative and frugal with your sheets and duvets. I sleep with a DIY duvet that is half pink and half yellow and made from old sheets, so it is super soft. Please contact me and let me know how your duvet turned out.
Amanda: I’d go with a zipper that’s about two-thirds the length of the bottom where the zipper will be attached; the longer the zipper, the easier it will be to stuff the comforter into the duvet.
Can I make a duvet cover from sheets?
You can make a duvet cover with a pair of sheets if you pair them up and straight-line sew the tops and sides together.
Can I make my own duvet cover?
Because there are no strict standards for bedding sizes, you can make any size cover u2013 simply measure your own duvet and add allowance; since the fabric we buy is wide enough for a full duvet, all you have to do is mark off and cut the front and back pieces.
How do you make a duvet cover with two sheets?
What is the location of the highest point?
- Step 2: Sew the Snap Tape.
- Step 3: Sew the Side Seams.
- Step 4: Sew the Bottom Seam.
- Step 5: Add the Duvet Ties.
- Step 6: Finish the Top.
- Step 7: Wash and Insert Your Duvet.
How do you get a duvet cover to stay in place?
Once you’ve sewn these pieces in, tie the two pieces together u2013 duvet cover corner ribbon to duvet corner ribbon u2013 and it’ll stay put.
How much fabric do I need to make a queen size duvet cover?
Purchase an additional one to two yards if the fabric has a pattern or stripes you must match, based on a standard queen comforter size of 90 inches wide by 95 inches long. Purchase an additional one to two yards if the fabric has a pattern or stripes you must match, based on a standard queen comforter size of 90 inches wide by 95 inches long.
Is it hard to make a duvet cover?
A duvet cover has to be one of the simplest things to sew around! It’s a beginner project with all straight seams and hidden raw edges, and sewing one yourself means you have endless fabric options.
What fabric is best for duvet covers?
Cotton is the most popular material for duvet covers because it is a low-maintenance, easy-to-clean fabric that is soft and comfortable. Cotton is your best bet if you want a no-fuss, low-maintenance material.
What can I do with unused flat sheets?
31 Fantastically Cost-Effective Ways to Repurpose Your Old Bed Sheets
- Drop cloth.
- Create a fort with your kids.
- Give them to your pet.
- Make an apron.
- Use your old bed sheets at your next car boot.
- Design a cute tote bag.
- Make curtains.
What can I use instead of a duvet?
Layers: Fitted sheet, flat sheet, cotton blanket (I avoid polyester because it doesn’t breathe well), down throw at foot, and in the winter, a down comforter between the flat sheet and the blanket.
How do you make a duvet fluffy?
7 Easy Ways to Make Your Bed More Fluffy
- Stack your sleeping pillows.
- Roll down the tops of your blankets.
- Toss a throw blanket at the end of the bed.
- Buy pillow inserts that are 2 inches larger than your pillow covers.
- Get down inserts for way cheaper in clearance or after-season decor aisles.
- Layer two inexpensive duvet inserts together.
Do duvets open at top or bottom?
Place the duvet cover on top of your bed, with the opening facing away from you. Step 2: Place your comforter (or duvet) on top of the duvet cover.
Can you put a duvet cover over a regular comforter?
Yes, a duvet cover can be used on a comforter; in fact, you should use a duvet cover on a comforter because it protects it from dirt. A duvet cover can be put on a comforter in just 5 steps.