E's super ruffly duvet...

Sunday / 39 comments
This project was inspired by my cheapness and the Cirrus Duvet from Anthropologie and the Hadley Ruched duvet from Pottery Barn. I started with 2 king size flat sheets from Target. They were $15 each. Plus a twin size white duvet cover which was $19. I could have made my own duvet cover but it involved buttons and measuring and MATH so I bought it instead.

The total cost for the entire adorable, ruffly duvet was $49!! And SO much ruffling and patience. Like 10 hours worth. I spread it out over a couple of weeks so it wasn't so bad. Yes it was bad but so worth it. So here is the basic tutorial with no pictures. I started taking pictures but quit because it takes forever to take a picture and then ruffle and serge and sew. I was afraid that I would die of old age before I had a whole picture tutorial. So you get one picture of my ruffler which I bought from Amazon . I LOVE it. If you just got a ruffler go and watch a bunch of youtube videos on how to use it. I will tell you that almost ALL of my ruffler problems have stemmed from the fact that I forget to put the presser foot DOWN. It's so hard to tell if it's down so if it's getting all messed up CHECK THAT FIRST!!



I started by washing and ironing my duvet and two flat sheets. This took at least two TV shows. My husband also volunteered was forced to unpick the two sides and bottom of the duvet while watching football. He's a keeper for sure.

1. Unpick sides and bottom of duvet.
2. Cut the two flat sheets into 10 inch strips. I needed 14 of the strips.
3. Sew 2 ten inch strips together, I ended up with 7 REALLY long strips.
4. Cut the top of the duvet 3 inches from the top.
5. Cut the duvet top that is now separate from back part, 2 inches of top and buttons into 3 inch strips, I had 7 of the straight strips too.
6. Start ruffling!! I ruffled each end of the 10 inch strips on the "1" setting of my ruffler like in the picture below. This took at least 6 talks on TED.com. So I am now smarter and have ruffles.
7. Pin and then sew straight 3 inch strips to the ruffled 10 inch strips.
8. Once all your ruffles are attached to straight pieces pin the ruffled part back onto the duvet really carefully and then sew it all back together.
9. I cut some extra 10 inch strips and then folded them in half and ruffled them and added them to the edges as another little ruffling touch. It also helped hide any mistakes that I totally made after throwing perfection out the window.
10. Write yourself a letter reminding yourself never to start another project involving so many ruffles. 11. Put completed duvet on your 2 year olds bed. Have her run in all excited after lunch and smear her ketchup covered face into new duvet. Ruffler with 1 setting. All done!!

Love it. I made the ruffly pillow too with some leftover 5 inch strips from the edging. Knock off decor has a great tutorial on how to make the pillow.








Lots and lots and lots of ruffles!


39 comments:

  1. bea-U-tiful!!! So brave of you to take on so many ruffles!

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  2. Brook...you are amazing! This type bedding cost a fortune in PB and other stores where I've seen something similar! Way to save and get a fabulous look!

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  3. WOW! I love this. You did an amazing job.

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  4. I absolutely love this look! Fantastic Job!

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  5. So pretty and well done. Perfect for this bedroom!

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  6. Brook the bedding too precious. And I love your new header, makes me want a makeover.

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  7. That is amazing! I absolutely adore it! Beautiful work Brook! :)

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  8. Are you kidding me with this?? AMAZING!!

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  9. oh my word...squeal!! this is beautiful....stunnningly beautiful! You rock girl! so glad you came to visit and I get to check out your blog now!

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  10. Love your blog! I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award... Head over to my blog to claim your award! http://boyersathome.blogspot.com/2011/02/yippee.html

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  11. AMAZING and beautiful! Your blog is amazing! I am also in the middle of making a bed spread/quilt/comforter inspired by Anthropologie as well! But mine is with rosettes kinda!...anyways great idea!!

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  12. Just beautiful, you did an A+++ job on it! Visting from TDC!

    Rondell

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  13. Very cute! (I am visiting from TDC:) I just bought a F/Q white version of this one: http://tinyurl.com/4jmcrmu for my guest bed at Target on clearance for $13. Kind of similar. This post makes me more confident in my choice:)

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  14. I'm linking to you in my Show & Share party on Thursday! Please stop by to check it out and grab a "featured" button!

    http://www.she-wears-flowers.com

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  15. What patience you have! But it was well worth it because that is one stunning duvet cover.

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  16. Wow. That is absolutely beautiful! If I had the patience to make that myself...to use another reader's word - stunning!

    http://www.shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  17. Had a typo for the last comment! Gorgeous! I've been looking for bedding like this for my daughter's shabby chic room. Now I'll have to make it! I'm sure it won't be as lovely as yours though!

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  18. love love love this Brooke!!! I'm on the search for pink sheets for Cera's room, how many do you think it would need for a queen size bed?? I still have to send you that pic, lol

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  19. This is so beautiful! I'm contemplating making one for our queen sized bed in tiffany blue. I hope I don't hate myself for it half way through! lol

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  20. Darling!! Thanks for linking up! I am featuring it today on my site!!! :)

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  21. Fantastic job! I loved it at Anthropologie but I'm pretty sure I like your version much better! It looks beautiful :)

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  22. What a beautiful room and beautiful bedspread! Well worth the effort - it's stunning.

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  23. Wow! I can't believe you made this! Beautiful!

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  24. i saw this at tatertots and jello and had to come tell you how much i LOVE it!!!! wow- it is just amazing!

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  25. Love this idea and shared it with my blog sisters this week- hope you don't mind

    bee blessed
    mary
    Thanks for all your creativity!

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  26. Oh I am so in awe of you!! I finally succumbed and bought the PB duvet, yours is way nicer. Make sure you keep it for-evah after all that work!!
    Tracey

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  27. I liked this post very much..I m interior and ur site really helped me. A+ for this nice post. Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.

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  28. I love this! The only part about this I'm having trouble with is that I'm a picture person. I can't seem to visualize the steps without them...but that's my problem, not yours! Wonder how big my ruffles would need to be for a King-size?

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  29. OMG I love love love this bedding. I have a love hate relationship with ruffles (love them, hate all the worked involved), but this makes me want to give it a try. Oh and I laughed out loud at the ketchup smear comment. What an awesome idea - thanks for sharing!

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  30. I have a ruffler and no idea how to use it! lol I will have to get on youtube and check it out - fantastic job by the way (I like your's better than Anthropology's! lol). Thanks for the info

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  31. Oh my, oh my! This is beautiful!

    I'm hosting a knock off contest that ends this Friday. Come link up if you would like the chance to win some awesome prizes!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous!

    That looks like a ton of work. Great job!

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  33. This turned out so great! I bought a bazillion yards of bleached muslin and two white duvet covers from Target to do two ruffled duvet covers for my two oldest daughters. The stuff has been sitting in a pile for 8 months because I can't bring myself to start all that work!!! I've been telling myself that it will be easier if I buy a ruffler, but now I know that won't help either!!!! :) Congratulations on tackling such a big project with incredible results!!

    xo,
    Stef

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  34. Absolutely the most beautiful duvet!! You did a wonderful job...you're daughter is a lucky girl!! Love it!

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