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Home Dec Sewing: Designer Duvet Cover

March 25, 2011

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Duvets are the perfect way to change up your room for spring, to disguise your winter linens and brighten up your room if you are running on a tight budget which doesn't allow for a new comforter. Plus, you can Mix n' Match your favorite designer fabrics to work with your bedroom that no other store can offer. If you have a duvet that you are coveting but it's out of your range, challenge yourself to recreate it with your own fabric. Making a duvet is easy but a time invest is involved. The payout is worth it.

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I choose to make my duvet from contrasting fabrics so I can totally change the look of my room with just a flip of my covers. I have been a big fan of Amy Butler's and Anna Maria Horner's fabric for a long time but could not find the right project to use my favorite prints. I said to myself "why match- take a chance!" and it really worked out. The assembly was almost as much fun as the fabric shopping. Here's how I made my king-sized duvet.

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Materials:

6 yds of Fabric A (Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit) 60in. wide Home Dec

6.5 yds of Fabric B (Amy Butler for Rowan) 60 in. wide Home Dec

11 buttons

Coordinating thread

Instructions:

Duvet-Measure out 2 lengths of 3yds each from Fabric A and B. You will have 4 sections of 3yds each. With right sides together stitch the 2 sections of Fabric A together along the selvedges. Repeat with Fabric B. Press seams open. Double turn a 1 in. hem along the top of Fabric A and stitch. Set aside.

Button band- Measure and cut 2 pieces of Fabric B 8 in. by 60 in. Stitch these 2 pieces together along the selvedges and press seams open. With right side facing out, fold this piece in half and press. Pin this to the right side top of Fabric B duvet and stitch in place. Press seam to the wrong side of the duvet. With Right sides facing stitch duvet A to duvet B at the sides and along the bottom. Clip corners and turn right side out.

Buttons- Measure 2 in. in from each edge and then at 10 in. increments for your buttons and button holes. Double check to determine that your buttons and button holes match up. Place your button holes on the button band and your buttons on the inside of your top hem on duvet A. Your buttons will be tucked inside your duvet cover, not seen and will not poke you in your sleep.

Place your quilt or comforter inside your new, styling duvet and enjoy your new room! You can see how well both sides blend with my pillow covers (for instructions click here)

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10 Comments

This doesn't look too hard - can't wait to try it! How did you do the wall behind the bed? Love it. Sherry

Where did you get the Anna Maria Horner fabric and what color is it?? I've been Googling since you posted this yesterday and am coming up pretty empty handed. It's almost exactly what I've been hoping to find for a duvet for my sewing/guest room!! Any tips on finding the yardage would be SO appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I used wall paint and made my own stencils. Here's the link: http://blog.fabric.com/2010/08/make_your_own_stencils.html

Have fun!
Tara

Hi- it is from Anna' Drawing Room collection. I am not sure of the name of the exact fabric but it might be "books". Here is a link to the Drawing Room collection. I would check ebay and etsy for yardage. I purchased mine at fabric a while ago and it is not carried here any more. Good luck!
http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=142

Danielle, that fabric is called "Volumes" in Rose from the Anna's Drawing Room Collection. It was sold on Fabric.com for $7/yard, but I can't find it there anymore.

It is available here:
http://www.marthas-fabrics.com/anmahodrrovo.html

And here:
http://quilthome.com/product_info.php/products_id/4658?gclid=CNyTiNKxpagCFYRa7Aod_T-wIQ

I've never purchased from either vender, so I can't vouch for them.
Hope this helps :)

Sorry, I'm kinda new to sewing, but I was wondering, where can you find bolts that are 60 in wide? The only things I'm finding are 54" and i need at least 60" for a duvet cover.

Where did you get the Anna Maria Horner fabric and what color is it?? I've been Googling since you posted this yesterday and am coming up pretty empty handed. It's almost exactly what I've been hoping to find for a duvet for my sewing/guest room!! Any tips on finding the yardage would be SO appreciated. Thanks in advance.

It is Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room Books and I would recommend Etsy or Ebay to find yardage. I am not sure the color. Or you can ask on our facebook page; our fans are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Hello, this article is helpful, but I'm not good in sewing or designing. So I find it difficult to follow some of your instructions. Duvet covers are great and it really comforts you when your sleeping or resting in your bed.

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Hi,this seems like a really easy but pretty duvet cover.But where can I get the Amy Butler fabric? I have tried searching fabric.com but turns out they don't have any anymore.Thanks for sharing!I will be making one soon!

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