Free Directions and Measurements to Sew a Duvet Cover

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    Duvet Cover Measurements and Fabric Requirements

    Duvet Cover Measurements and Fabric Requirements
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Duvet covers are a great way to completely change the look of your room without investing in a new comforter or quilt, as well as protecting you current quilt or comforter. This project is a fun way to redesign a place you spend a lot of time, your bed!

    These fabric requirements do not take into consideration matching prints. For a fabric that repeats, you'll need an extra amount that depends on the repeat of the print.

    Small prints such as calico fabric should not require matching. Buy extra fabric to add complementing trim to curtains and pillows. You will also need to repeat your top fashion fabric or use a sheet (same as the bed size you are making) for the bottom of the Duvet Cover.

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    Cutting and Assembly

    Cutting Chart to make a duvet cover for any size bed
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Note: All directions are using 1/2" seams

    All covers will require even side sections added to each side of your fashion fabric. Refer to the chart (above) for cutting your sections.

    Join side sections to center section using 1/2" seams. ​Zigzag or serge your seams to prevent fraying. Press the seams.

    Lay out the back and top section, right sides together. Pin enough to secure the two sections together. Stitch the side and bottom seams using 1/2" seams. Zig zag or serge the seam allowance.

     

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    Measuring

    Measure 2 1/2" from the top edge. Mark 1/3 of the way in from the side seam edges towards the center. Stitch a 2 1/2" seam from the top edge to the 1/3rd mark.

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    Press and Sew

    Turn under 1/2" on raw edge and press. Press the entire top edge down to form a two-inch hem (including the seamed top area). Pin to hold in place.

    Top stitch the hem. Turn Right side out and press.

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    Finishing Your Duvet Cover

    Place buttons and buttonholes approximately 5" apart, evenly spaced in the remaining opening.

    To keep the comforter in place inside the duvet cover, sew a small loop of fabric to the back side of the comforter at each corner. Sew a strip of fabric or ribbon to the inside seams at the corners of the duvet cover. Apply snaps to the strip so they can be threaded through the loop on the comforter and held in place inside the duvet cover.