Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One Hour DIY {no sew} Bed Skirt




You may remember my drop cloth curtain post a while back.  I actually still love them and hemmed them a bit shorter to touch the floor rather than bend at the floor.  I had scraps from the many bleached drop cloths I used, in particular some strips about 20" wide with the finished hemmed edge left in tack. (As it came out of the package- no sewing involved.) To make it look a bit more purposeful/custom I put a 1" grosgrain ribbon detail 1" up from the hem around all the pieces.

Begin with glueing the ribbon to the fabric with Liquid Stitch.  Then start stapling the unfinished edge to the boxspring cover (in my case, it had a wooden edge) so that the finished edge of the bedskirt just touched the floor. Easy.



When you get to the corner you fold back about 4" to make a pleat and staple.



Then you do that on the other side:






Then you make the middle pleat (if you want, or leave it smooth on the end of your bed) by folding back 4 inches, stapling and repeating a fold on the right matching it at center.


Fini!


I hope this helps you to make your own bedskirt with no sewing involved!





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18 comments:

  1. 1,2,3 done! Now that is my kind of project. It looks great. I really like the ribbon the same color as the bed skirt.

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  2. Such glory for the simple little drop cloth!! I love the weight of a drop cloth as well, which makes it perfect for a bedskirt!!! xo

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  3. Great DIY! Looks like something that I might tackle.

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  4. Fabulous and so simple! Love the pleats and the ribbon touch! This is one I'll have to remember.... pinning now!

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  5. A really neat idea, I have to pin this!!!

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  6. I LOVE this! I hot glue and staple everything because if I could sew and weld my life would be complete...this is a wonderful tip!

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  7. Great project, Nancy! Such pretty details with the ribbon and pleats!

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  8. When I saw your post title, in my head I said "yes please". Bedskirts are so hard to find in the right color etc without costing a fortune. I am definitely saving this post! thank you Nancy!

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  9. Oh I love this and I need to do this! I have looked forever for my queen guest bedroom bedskirt, and there just isn't one out there that works right. This is so very doable!
    Thanks, Patty

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  10. Great job! I love the trim and the pleats. This is my favorite style of dust ruffle. You certainly have more patience than I ever would to make something like this myself!

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  11. Wow, that looks fantastic! I have the worlds ugliest bedskirt and it's really hard to find readymades that look decent. Thanks for sharing - I think maybe even I could do this one!

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  12. This is great! I have a low profile box spring so my skirt drags on the floor. I've always wanted to make a custom one but had no clue where to start...welll I think I just figured things out thanks to you! Totally pinning this for later.

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  13. Yours looks fantastic! Great tutorial, Nancy!

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  14. definitely got the custom-made look! Love the texture of the drop cloth too! Thanks for sharing this Nancy!

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  15. How clever! You would think that the detail would be lacking with no-sew. Not so! (Oops, didn't mean to rhyme.) Nice job with the ribbon and pleats!
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  16. Thanks so much for posting this. I just finished putting a skirt on my bed with your method. I used duck yardage, but other than that did it just like yours. Looks great and so easy.

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  17. Thank you for the idea! I will do this in my sons room.
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