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duvet cover ~ a simple DIY

When I was designing our guest room I knew I wanted to incorporate a down comforter into the bedding. There’s just something about being comforted by a blanket of down feathers. And, even in the warmer months I think it makes a room feel more cozy just being a part of the bedding.

I started the bedding off with fabric I bought at a Mast General store in a small town in North Carolina. I loved the pattern so much I sewed a couple throw pillows and then branched off from there.


Sewing a duvet cover is super simple. The hardest part is choosing the fabric you want to use. You can get fabric from a fabric store or do what I do – which is even easier – and simply sew two flat sheets together.


Here’s what you will need:

  • A sewing machine and thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 1 down comforter (you can use a quilt, too)
  • 2 flat sheets
  • ribbon
  • fray check

Lay your two flat sheets out with the “good” sides facing each other. Pin around three of the edges so that you can run it around the sewing machine without the sheets separating. Since sheets are quite a bit longer than down comforters you will have some extra at the end you will need to cut off and hem. What I do is create a bit of a pocket with one of the sheets so that the down comforter can tuck inside.


Next, use fabric of your choice to sew 2″ ties. Use fray check on the end to keep them from fraying.


And, wahlah!


For the extra fabric you will have from your “non-pocketed” flat-sheet sew a simple throw pillow (like you see above) to tie everything in together.

Questions? Feel free to ask. I’m happy to help if I left anything out!

About Jessica

Jessica is a full-time lifestyle photographer mainly focusing on families and children. In her free time she loves a good memoir, is a sucker for reality TV, loves DIY projects and is addicted to traveling the world. Find her at 503 Photography and browse through her blog to get a peek into the girl behind the lens!

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