Monday, April 18, 2011

Ruffle Bedspread DIY

Finally finishing this great, big project I started, I can now share pictures of my experiment experience. I saw this pretty amazing bed spread somewhere and wanted it so bad, but decided I would try to make one for way less money (and way more work).
First, I cut strips of cotton voile about 7 1/2 inches wide. I then folded under and sewed one side of the strip so it wouldn't unravel. You can also save time on sewing all that and just fold in half a strip that's twice as wide.
Once you have your edges taken care of, you can set your machine to a wide stitch. I set mine to 6.
I sewed an inch from the edge. The material should be light enough that it will ruffle automatically.
Your strip should look somewhat like the picture above, once you're finished.
Next, I just sewed the ruffles straight on in a roof shingle sort of pattern. I found an off-white sheet for a dollar that I used to sew them onto. Just keep going and going until you finally reach the bottom! The hard part's over after that. Now all you need to do is sew a nice underside to it, and it should be ready! You can really do it in any color you like, I liked to look of the off-white.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I love it. I've been totally eyeing them as well. Yours turned out so great!