May 20, 2014

DIY: Stylish Bed Comforter

There is a lot to think about when you are buying children’s bedding, which may include a comforter. You want your children to be comfortable, safe, healthy and happy in their surroundings.

There is a lot to think about when you are buying children’s bedding, which may include a comforter. You want your children to be comfortable, safe, healthy and happy in their surroundings.

You may also be concerned with how a child’s bed comforter fits with the rest of your home’s interior. Comforters come in a wide range of prices, so the family budget is also a serious consideration for many.

Coaster DIY Project

PROJECT TYPE: Sewing
DIFFICULTY: Moderate
THINGS NEEDED:

  • Fabric, 2 rectangles
    (Twin, 70 inches width by 92
    inches length; full, 82 inches
    width by 92 inches length;
    queen, 96 inches width by 98
    inches length; king, 98 inches
    width by 112 inches length)
  • Batting or an old blanket or quilt
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  1. Place one fabric rectangle on a flat surface such as the floor or a table with the right side of the fabric
    facing you.
  2. Place the other fabric rectangle on top of the fabric on the flat surface with the wrong side of the
    fabric facing you.
  3. Place the batting/old quilt or old blanket on top of the two fabric rectangles. It doesn’t matter what
    way the batting/old quilt or blanket are facing because it will be encased within the fabric when you’re
    finished with the project.
  4. Pin all three layers together. Trim, with the scissors, the edges of all three layers so that the edges
    are even.
  5. Sew, on the sewing machine, using a 1-inch seam allowance and a straight stitch, the sides of the
    comforter/layers of fabric, leaving a 10-inch opening/gap unsewn. Turn the fabric right side out
    through this opening. Remove pins.
  6. Reach your hand through the 10-inch opening, all the way through the layers of fabric to the other
    end and grasp the inside edge. Pull it through the 10-inch opening, turning the layers of fabric right
    side out.
  7. Use your hand inside of the fabric layers to “poke” the fabric of the corners inside so that the edges
    are nicely creased and the layers of fabric appear smooth from the outside.
  8. Fold the edges of the top and bottom fabric inside against the wrong sides of the fabric and pin the
    two layers together (push the batting or old blanket layer over a bit so the top and bottom fabric are
    sewn separate from the inner layer).
  9. Sew the opening closed on the sewing machine. Remove pins.

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