Bedroom decorating…my boyfriend’s place…
My boyfriend’s bedroom still needed a bit of color, so I decided to surprise him by making a quilted duvet cover for his bed (gender-neutral/somewhat manly tones & fabric patterns that match his curtains/rug, of course)! I am by no means the best seamstress in the land, but I can hold my own & make a pretty good looking project every now and then (at least I think so…)!
I already had a Queen-size duvet cover, so I measured it out and drew up a plan (I ended up modifying it later, though). With my plan in mind, I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to buy some fabric, thread & buttons. At Jo-Ann Fabric, I discovered that the back was too wide for one panel of fabric & that there would be a seam. I did not like the idea of a pesky seam, so I went to KMart & bought an inexpensive pair of light-weight navy blue sheets. I used the top sheet as the back of the duvet cover & cut up the fitted sheet for matching squares on the top!
So, I HATE sewing button holes. I love sewing on buttons, but button holes are not a fun task…and I made the mistake of doing them by hand…First, I measured out the opening & pinned where the 6 buttons would go (ensuring even distribution).
I then cut a small opening for the button on the other side (I made sure to not cut too big of a hole, as when folded back the fabric it stretched a bit). I folded the fabric back a bit on the inside & sewed around the edge. My edges weren’t pretty, so I’m not going to show them.
Here is the quilted duvet cover on the bed…thankfully it came out well & we both love it. Very Vermonty! My next project is clearly a matching bed skirt!!