I am not a "seamstress" - I sew, because I enjoy it. Usually. But I don't mind imperfection, and I would rather have something imperfect that I made, than perfect, that I bought. Usually.
I've been working on the boys vintage-y room for awhile, but lost momentum when I couldn't find the right kind of matching bedding. I didn't want "theme" (spiderman, dinosaur, airplane, etc) and I wanted a duvet cover. I really wanted ticking stripes, but couldn't find anything. And duvet's that were ok were insanely expensive. Since I needed 2, I was looking at well over $150 for matching duvet sets for the boys. No. Thank. You.
Sew...I ordered some 52" wide navy/white ticking from Fabric.com, purchased 2 clearance full size white flat sheets from Target...and I was on my way.
I used a twin comforter as my guide for the width of my duvet cover - because it was wider than the ticking, I had to cut an additional strip of ticking and sew it down the side so it was as wide as the comforter. Then I sewed the white sheet onto the ticking on 3 sides and cut off the extra. I purchased a full size so I would have enough fabric, a twin wouldn't have been enough.
Once I made my "pocket", I sewed some velcro to the top, stuffed the comforter in, and made the beds. It isn't perfect. I just cut and sewed. It's basically just a big pillowcase, but for about $30 TOTAL! I LOVE the way they came out...
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