This is my first 100% complete and usable thing that goes on a bed. All of my comforters are full size. Not queen size, not king size, not twin size, but full size. If you’ve ever shopped for a duvet cover, you probably know how hard it is to find a duvet cover that fits the comforter well, looks good, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. After spending hours of fruitless shopping for a duvet cover (including etsy), I threw up my hands and said, “That’s it! I’m making my own, gosh darnit!”
Armed with Oh Sew Easy® Duvet Covers & Curtains, the husband and I set off to our local Hobby Lobby to get nice, duvet cover worthy fabric. The main requirements for fabric were relatively inexpensive, and not a lot of white (dogs hang out on the bed a lot). Being the penny conscious person I am, I’m going through all of the sale fabrics–lucky for us, Spring fabrics were on sale. I’m looking at some dark paisley prints and trying to mix and match blues and greens, and the husband just grabs a lovely blue with brown and white branches and suggests it as the sole fabric. Now why hadn’t I thought of that? The only downside of the fabric was that it had a direction, so I had to get about 2 extra yards, and I have a lot of left over fabric. We settled on a cream for the sashing and the back.
The instructions were straightforward. Working with large pieces of fabric was definitely a challenge, and I didn’t succeed 100%. Somehow the front ended up about an inch wider than the back (I think I didn’t measure the back panels correctly), and the middle square on one of the rows was just a wee bit wider than the rest (which I didn’t find out until sewing the rows together. Next time, I’m going to get a hold of some wide, quilt-backing fabric.
I’m so happy with how the duvet cover turned out. The book gives measures for queen size and full size covers, as opposed to one measurement for both (this is how stores often sell duvet covers–Queen/Full). The duvet cover fits my comforter perfectly and looks amazing.