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DIY Pintuck Duvet

posted in DIY & Crafts
06/29/2014
  • Mine ended up costing about $23. It could’ve been cheaper if I’d found cheaper sheets, but the best I could do on short notice was two flat sheets from walmart for $11.50 each. (Ikea has them on their website for $4 each, but they didn’t have any at my store. One of the associates there said they’re going to stop selling them! Bummer! But your store might still have some.) Thrifted sheets could work, or any spare flat sheets you have laying around.

  • Materials
    Two flat sheets the same size. This duvet is for a queen bed and I used queen sheets. If I could do it again, I’d use king-size sheets for a queen bed.
    Buttons or snaps or any kind of closure you want
    Ummm… thread? This list was embarrassingly short so I added thread to it.

  • 1. Iron your sheet
Possibly the most time-consuming part of this whole project. Easily the most dreadful part. But that’s coming from someone who would rather change my entire outfit than have to iron one garment.
    1. Iron your sheet
    Possibly the most time-consuming part of this whole project. Easily the most dreadful part. But that’s coming from someone who would rather change my entire outfit than have to iron one garment.
  • 2. Mark your pintucks
Lay your flat sheet on the floor, good side down.
    2. Mark your pintucks
    Lay your flat sheet on the floor, good side down.
  • Now you’ll measure and mark where you want your pintucks to go. I just grabbed a magazine because it was within reach & used it to measure how far apart the pintucks are from each other. 
The pintucks on the first row are one magazine width apart (haha) and 12 inches from the bottom of the sheet.
    Now you’ll measure and mark where you want your pintucks to go. I just grabbed a magazine because it was within reach & used it to measure how far apart the pintucks are from each other.
    The pintucks on the first row are one magazine width apart (haha) and 12 inches from the bottom of the sheet.
  • To mark each pintuck, just stick a little pin in that spot.
    To mark each pintuck, just stick a little pin in that spot.
  • When you have the pintuck spots pinned on the first row, move another 12 inches up (or however far you want) and mark the next row. I offset the next row by about 6 inches. It’s hard to see the pins in the photos, so I marked them with tiny red explosions for you.
    When you have the pintuck spots pinned on the first row, move another 12 inches up (or however far you want) and mark the next row. I offset the next row by about 6 inches. It’s hard to see the pins in the photos, so I marked them with tiny red explosions for you.
  • There’s really nothing magical about the measurements I used. If you add more pintucks and put them closer together, your duvet will be a little floofier. If you put them further apart, it’ll be a little flatter. “Floofy” is a term we all know, right? Is that a real thing?

  • Sew your pintucks
Once your pintucks are all marked with little pins, grab that little spot of sheet and twist into a little fabric tornado (technical term).
    Sew your pintucks
    Once your pintucks are all marked with little pins, grab that little spot of sheet and twist into a little fabric tornado (technical term).
  • Once your pintucks are all marked w/ little pins, grab that little spot of sheet & twist into a little fabric tornado.
I twisted it about twice, but if you want your pintucks to be deeper/floofier, twist it a little more so your fabric tornado is longer. Then just sew back & forth to make it stay.
    Once your pintucks are all marked w/ little pins, grab that little spot of sheet & twist into a little fabric tornado.
    I twisted it about twice, but if you want your pintucks to be deeper/floofier, twist it a little more so your fabric tornado is longer. Then just sew back & forth to make it stay.
  • Do the same thing with all your pintucks that you’d pinned.

    Sew on the other flat sheet
    Now you’re basically just sewing an oversized pillowcase. Put your other flat sheet on the floor, good side up. Then lay your pintucked sheet on top of it, good side down, and pin it together. Sew three sides together.

  • Sew part of the fourth side. I think I sewed about nine inches in on each side.
    Sew part of the fourth side. I think I sewed about nine inches in on each side.
  • Close the fourth side
Then use your method of choice to close the rest of the fourth side: buttons, snaps, whatev. You need to leave this side open so you can insert your comforter so just don’t sew it all the way closed!
    Close the fourth side
    Then use your method of choice to close the rest of the fourth side: buttons, snaps, whatev. You need to leave this side open so you can insert your comforter so just don’t sew it all the way closed!
  • These snaps are made for cloth diapers and I’m sure most people don’t have them lying around so I’ll spare you the step-by-step, but you can just use any old buttons or even a zipper to close this side if you want.
    These snaps are made for cloth diapers and I’m sure most people don’t have them lying around so I’ll spare you the step-by-step, but you can just use any old buttons or even a zipper to close this side if you want.
  • Then just insert your comforter and admire!

    If I could do it again, I’d use bigger sheets so the whole comforter is bigger. I also wish I’d had more time to make like 5000 pintucks so it’s super-floof-tastic and extra textural.

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