Learn How To Sew a Quilt Cover Yourself at Home (DIY) : Sewing for Beginners.
A Quilt cover / Duvet cover / Comforter cover or a razai cover are all the same names of an easy to sew, cover for your cozy bundle of wool/cotton or fiber.
Duvets or comforter covers are very versatile on a bed. If you want something that is different for your bedroom makeover, you may find expense is an issue in fancy, unique, well made fabric.
Designer labels are pricey, especially if you arent shopping during a sale. The versatility of the duvet makes them worth having and a necessity for a comforter.
A teddy bear duvet might be good one day but you blink and he is ready for a bolder print. Find fabulous duvets online and in your favorite bedding stores.
If you cant find exactly what you want, consider making it yourself. Even a novice can pull this off this sewing project. The magic of Velcro and fabric glue can also eliminate the sewing.
It is one of the easiest sewing project that you can make when you start to learn sewing as a beginner. It does not require much calculations and fitting. Simple measure your quilt, add one inch each side on the clothe, and do straight stitch to sew 3 sides. One side would be open with the hem folded, to put your quilt inside the cover.
One of the best thing about making simple sewing projects like a quilt cover is, that you gain confidence working on a sewing machine.
Cutting the fabric for quilt does not need much calculations, so you feel comfortable while running scissors on a length of a clothe for making quilt cover.
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How to Start?
Just think of a duvet as a giant pillow case with some sort of closure at the end. That doesnt seem too hard does it?
A pillow case keeps the pillow clean as you sleep on it, and the duvet does the same thing. All types of bedding should be soft and supple since it is next to your skin.
You are going to be making this yourself, so don't scrimp on fabric. Find good quality fabric in a soft cotton or blend.
I love flannel on the bottom and it is available in lovely colors and prints. It will be repeatedly washed so look for one that is yarn dyed.
You can even find two sheets on a clearance table that are a steal. This would be the easiest because no cutting is involved.
Wash and dry either fabric or sheets before you begin, as this will curtail shrinking disappointments down the road. If you have not already purchased a comforter, think about how it will look on the bed.
Do you want more of an overhang on the sides or is your partner prone to stealing the covers? If so, you might want to buy a size that is a little larger than your size of bed. The completed presentation might look more finished if you do so.
Measure your comforter and add one and a half inches to the width and three and three fourths inches to the length allowing for seams and hems. If you have sheets, just look at the dimensions on the package.
If you have chosen sheets, I would suggest not buying two of the exact same thing. Make things more interesting by buying complementary patterns and colors so it can be turned over for a new look. Dont be afraid to mix it up a little.
If you have chosen fabric, you must piece it together as you wont find fabric with the width you need. Here is where creativity comes in.
How To Sew Your Quilt Cover
Sewing is straight long stitches in a go. It’ll hone your skills on getting neat stitches, too.
So, I share this tutorial with you, which you may find useful. I am also showing you my simple way of putting on cover on my comforter.
You can choose lots of matching patterns and colors and stitch them together to make the top of your duvet, just measure how big you want your blocks of fabric to be and go from there until you have enough for the top of the duvet.
If this sounds like too much work, just use one or two fabrics and do the measuring.
Place the wrong sides together and stitch with a quarter inch seam along the top sides. If a sewing machine is a foreign thing to you, there are many types of glue on the market that will do the job as well.
You can create a fanciful closure by sewing large buttons at the top, folding it over and stitching ribbons to the other side of the top. Make sure it represents a nice fold and tie the ribbons to the buttons.
Nothing could be simpler. For a more country look, take strips of torn fabric and stitch them where you placed the ribbons. They will fray, but thats the point. Your duvet cover will take on a shabbier chic look.
What measurements you need to Sew a Quilt cover
If you know how to use a measuring tape, that good. Though, don’t worry even if you don’t have an inch tape or a measuring tape.
You don’t need a lot many measurements and calculations. Just know the width and length of your comforter and have fabric of same size + 1″ each side.
One inch is about double the length of your index finger nail.
Apart from this much fabric, you need about 4 ribbons or dori of 13″ each to attach on the open side of this cover.
What Type Of Fabric Should You Choose
The best fabric is cotton, satin, fur in that order and any other fabric which you are not allergic to. The fabric choice I have seen depends on individual tolerance level too.
Synthetics irritate me but I have seen many people going all flattery about them. If you ask me, cotton is an all weather, all skin type best fabric.
What Is The Best Color For Duvet or Quilt Cover?
As for the color of the fabric goes – white is an all time favorite and looks cool,too. Though, it is a personal preference.
Let the creative side come out and makeover your bedroom in the style and color that you choose, and save money at the same time.