Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bedskirt Tutorial

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP 
FOR MY GIVEAWAY
THIS AND  MUCH MORE! HERE!
 AT LONG LAST!!
IT IS SO HOT HERE!
I RETREATED TO THE INSIDE AND HAVE TAKEN TO SIT DOWN,
 AIR CONDITIONED PROJECTS.
AFTER
THAT USUALLY MEANS PULLING OUT THE SEWING MACHINE.

BEFORE!! Boy was this dated or what?
I have been working on my bedroom redo for a couple of years. It is progressing in stages. We repainted then I made the drapes and ripplefold curtains earlier this year. You can read about that HERE.

If you are like me you have a love hate relationship with bedskirts. They slip and slide. You pin and tuck. Every time you make the bed you end up "cussing" those darned things.
I found a product call "Grip Deck" and it is a winner!
The kit consists of a product similar to the rubberlike shelving except heavier. This covers the deck of the boxspring. Around the perimeter is stitched a two inch hook side of hook and loop tape.

The puckering you see is where we had to place the bed steps under the mattress to hold it up. The mattress is heavy and we are old. "Nuf" said.
The kit comes with instructions and enough loop tape to complete the project.
I will post my directions on a Tutorial Page(under construction) for anyone interested in detailed instructions.
For my gathered bedskirt, I constructed three lined and gathered panels to fit my dimensions (I have never been able to purchase a readymade bedskirt for my bed).
assembling the panels
I pressed the bottom that is built in with the lining and pinned the returns.

I hand stitched the returns. You can do this on the machine.
I stitched on double gathering tape. This definitely is NOT a job for machine stitch gathering.

I am sewing on the dining table.
I have a sewing/craft/bonus room over the garage but lately I am sewing downstairs. I can do the fitting and measuring without running the stairs.

I stitched the gathered panel to a 4 inch band with the loop side of the hook and loop fastener. I forgot to make a photo of the band first.
finished panel ~ right side

finished panel ~ back side with fastener.The ends of the bands are just serged as they don't show.
Woo Hoo!!
Sewing finished!
The hook tape is wide enough to provide adjustment for length.

The tape is very secure. It will not accidentally move.
If you are using washable fabrics, a good strong tug and you can put the skirt in the wash.


I need to move that center pillow. This pic is closest to the true fabric colors.
The paint was color matched to the fabric but looks different here.
The quilt and shams were purchased on clearance from Horchow over a year ago. I told you this had been going on for a while. I had to buy it then.... fantastic deal and I saved a bucket load! Of course that is why I have three standard shams rather than two kings.  Don't forget the bucket load savings!








I have companion fabric that will be made into a bedspread ( I will not be attempting that, besides I don't have enough room). The next project for the room will be bolsters and pillows. If the hot weather continues I'll finish before long.

I am really pleased with the results thus far.

So, what do you think?
I would love to know!
I am thanking and joining the following parties. 
Please link back to them for inspiration. 


65 comments:

Miss Char said...

Ginger, if you ever decide to teach a drapery class I'm your first student. What could be better than learning form a pro and being in historic Savannah. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial.

Debbie said...

Wonderful tutorial, and a simple gorgeous finished product! I love it all. That bed is beautiful.

Shelia said...

Ginger, you are the smartest one! This is beautiful!Your bedroom is gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brandi said...

goodness, i wish i could sew as well as you! your bedskirt is beautiful. you did an excellent job.

Barbara F. said...

Ginger, if we lived closer, I'd happily pay you for sewing lessons! I am so impressed. I think your bedroom is absolutely beautiful. xo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I so need this. Both my beds have too short of bedskirts....but I am a little confused...is the gripper on the top of the bottom mattress or the side?

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Ginger! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Your bed skirt is beautiful!
Kelly

Terry said...

Granny, you always teach me something. Why I never thought to use the ruffle tape, i don't know. The bed is now stunning. I hope you have enough of the stripe fabric left to make some decorative pillows.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Ginger, can you just make one for me, please??? Let me tell you, it is gorgeous, you did a fabulous job and the color for the material is beautiful...it looks perfect and elegant, now!! Thanks for the tutorial, I don't have a sewing machine any more, but I can have it made your way. Lots of hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, Ginger it looks absolutely gorgeous!! Your new color pallette is so lovely and that tip for dust ruffles is fantastic. My mom is getting ready to make a new dust ruffle and I'm sure she doesn't know about that tape product. I will be passing this along to her and I'm so glad you shared it at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to have to tell you the truth.

It is A W E S O M E !

I really don't know what else to say but thanks for showing us how.

NanaDiana said...

Ginger- It looks beautiful. So much fresher looking...and I know a lot of work to redo...taking down the border and painting, etc. It was well worth the effort. I love the coverlet-it is absolutely gorgeous! xo Diana

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful and you are so talented! Enjoyed this post!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yupiiiiiiii...I'm running to the airport right now to pick you up!!!!! Oh! can you bring me the bed ruffle??, same color, same size, same everything, thank you!
Luv ya!
FABBY

Honey at 2805 said...

What you have done is gorgeous! Your work is beautiful and I'm happy to learn of that product you talked about.

I may have to take my current dust ruffle apart and remake it to use this product. I always take it off in the Summer for the bed's summer dress, but like to put in on in the winter and the mattress is too heavy. Your way looks like it could be taken on and off. Also, my dust ruffle needs an underskirt to make it a little less limp, eventhough it is lined silk. What would you reccommend?

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love, love, love it! You did a great job. Thanks for the product information. We have the same kind of bed and desperately need to make one. I would love to know your dimentions of the skirt.. that is the perfect puff!

kim said...

Well, It is absolutely wonderful as I knew it would be. I am so glad you are finally done now get DAD to kick in the money to get the bedspread quilted. I know the bolsters will enhance what you have. Can't wait to see the real thing in person. Maybe this Fall!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Nice, what a classy looking bed!

Suzy xxx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your dust ruffle, Ginger! The fabric is gorgeous! I have a hard time finding a ready made dust ruffle for my bed {that I like} because they are usually too short. I have a plain linen type one from Target on right now, but once we downsize I'm hoping to put my own together. Thanks for the tip on that kit!

Jo said...

Savannah Granny you "sew" sweet!
And looks "sew" pro!
You done good,this bedskirt looks fantastic,"sew" classy.
~Jo

Curtains In My Tree said...

Ms Savannah Granny

That is to die for gorgeous. I love the quilt with that fabulous quilting swirley like pattern

Your bedroom is so upscale

I am bringing my sister to Savannah for the first time this October and she wants to tour a plantation do you have any suggestions ? We can rent a car and drive where it is, since we are flying in.

Janice

Tanya Anurag said...

Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Your bedskirt is beautiful!

Deborah March said...

You MADE your own BED SKIRT!? WOW!!! AMAZING...and so very beautiful too!!

Deborah
visiting from
upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com

annh said...

Wow! what can I say, it really is a job well done and yes I could quite happily sleep there. A beautiful bedroom indeed.
Happy Weekend

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful, beautiful. You did a fantanstic job. I know it is alot of work, but oh, so worth it. The bedroom looks wonderful and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Karie

Sherry said...

Ginger,
That is beautiful! I love the colors of your bedskirt too. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for linking that to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonsoir ~ Tres Chic! I adore the colors you chose. At the moment it's my favorite. You've done an absolute amazing job of revamping your boudoir. If only I'd paid attention in home-economics class! Have a beautiful weekend! Au Revoir ~ Chelle

Pamela said...

What a great tutorial! It turned out just fabulous!

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful! I love it!! Vanna

Marydon said...

Oh, Ginger, what beautiful creations. Your room is exquisite. I've been crocheting, too hot for me out there.

TTFN ~
Have a great weekend ~
Marydon

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous, thanks so much for the tips on this product. I made a bedskirt once and was ready for the booby hatch afterwards!!! thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Emily said...

I say wow, what an accomplishment! I Your bedskirt looks like it was purchased from an upscale shop, very expensive. I've never been able to find a skirt long enough, and I've done the three pillows for the same reason. I like three pillows.
Hope your weekend is great.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sarah said...

I say, "Wow!" You are a master! Absolutely crazy for your beautiful quilt atop the bed, and I like the three shams. The bed skirt is gorgeous and perfect compliment. ~ Sarah

Babs said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job. Umm... I really need a new dust ruffle. Do you think you'll be in the Atlanta area any time soon? LOL just kidding,
Hugs,
Babs

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous bed. You have done an amazing job with the bed skirt. It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

xinex said...

The bed skirt is gorgeous, Ginger. The quilt is so pretty. Your whole bed and bedroom is fabulous!...Christine

Snap said...

Wow, Ginger. This is great! Love the bed skirt and the colors and thank you for the tutorial! Have a great week!

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog!! I am returning the favor and Ooooooooh I fell in love with the chair in your bedroom and that aqua color? :*~DrEaMy:*~

Love all your drapes! Amazing sewing skills to say the least! Quiet envious as I was never given that much patience...... :(

~~Wendy

Shirley said...

This bedroom should be in a magazine. It is beautiful. I adore your bedding. The bed skirt is fit for the Queen of England...Beautiful...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger! The bedskirt is gorgeous and I love the fabric you used! My mom always made all of our bedspreads, drapes and bedskirts. Unfortunately, I didn't inherit her talent. Yours are beautiful!
xo,
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow~ what a gorgeous bedskirt!! You certainly are talented Ginger and looks like a great way to keep that in just the right spot! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

jomymother said...

Just discovered your blog. This is beautiful! Love the colors and the dust ruffle!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a beautiful bedroom redo, Ginger! I'm an admirer!

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your how- to. How did you determine the amount of fabric you'd need for that perfect amount of ruffle?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, you are a marvel! What a beautiful bedskirt. I love it. And that really helps me because I have a high bed that I was wondering how to gather properly. I might cheat and do a now sew with fabric glue. LOL! This is just lovely... like YOU!

Love you much...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bunny Jean said...

You did a fantastic job on this tutorial, and the bedskirt is beautiful. I have looked through your blog and I see many lovely things.

I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for "newbie" bloggers... and I would like to invite you :)

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Simply gorgeous Ginger. I love the color combo with the coverlet too. You are so talented to be able to sew like that. Wish we were closer, I have a few sewing jobs that need a real stitch, not the witch stitch stuff I use LOL!

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Love the bed-skirt. I have wanted one for ages but they are just too expensive and never exactly what I want. My bedspread is almost the same as yours. How funny.

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh Ginger I really love your over all bedding... And what cool and bit unusual colour you used... it looks so refreshing and a feeling of serenity with a touch of highly formal looking bedroom... great one and thanks for the tutorial... it is very helpful...
I am back from my vacations and in blogging world too…
A little post to share some of my moments of vacation... hope you like to visit and enjoy it...
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats one Beautiful bedskirt and the bedding is magnificent. It's clear to see it pays to have patience.. Your room is coming along so well. cant wait to see the finished product.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

This bedskirt is fabulous! The fabric is gorgeous and the method is really wonderul. I have the same 4 poster bed and the bedskirt has always been an issue.

I resorted to curtain rods attached under the inside but it was always falling down when guests were coming and would want a house tour and I was under the bed trying to reattach the stupid curtain rod!! LOL I'm so anxious to find out where you got this fabulous thing to put on top of the box spring.

Your bedspread is perfect. I have matlasse and your's is like the ultimate in matlasse style. Okay can you tell I'm really impressed with your bedding??

Thanks for the great post!
Hugs, Sherry

Patti said...

It's so refreshing to see something constructed well on a blog...so many people are making things that could "hang properly" or lay well if they only constructed it the correct way!! I scream each time I view a tutorial posted where someone makes a pillow and they don't clip the corners to give a sharp point!! This is lovely, gorgeous fabric and beautiful colors - nicely updated bedroom...I'm also your newest follower!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
It is Gorgeous, you did a fabulous job, and the color is beautiful Ginger !!! I wish we lived closer!!! I hope you have a great week with your family.
XXOO Diane

kehc said...

Love the bed skirt! Googled Grip-deck and found all sorts of skateboard applications but nothing for sewing. Where did you find the product?
Thanks
Karen
jaycook@comcast.net

Fire Byrd said...

Thanks for stopping by my Beautiful World blog.
It's good to get new people leaving comments.
BTW for my 50th birthday several years ago now I took myself over the Atlantic to Savannah to fulfill a life long dream of visiting the city. It totally lived up to my dreams.
mandy(firebyrd)

WhyCuzICan said...

Great tutorial for the bedskirt which turned out LOVELY! Love those colors. Very elegant blog too, if I may say so!

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

~Suzanne in IL

WhyCuzICan said...

Great tutorial for the bedskirt which turned out LOVELY! Love those colors. Very elegant blog too, if I may say so!

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

~Suzanne in IL

Kathy said...

I am so excited about this - do, please, do make a tutorial! What you've posted is very, very helpful! Just adore your quilt, shams and the bedskirt - so elegant!
Your newest follower!
Kathy

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

WOW,, I love your bedskirt,it is gorgeous.

Bunny Jean said...

I came by to say thanks for joing the Bunny Hop party this week, and make sure that I am following you.

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Scribbler said...

I am excited to find out about this new product. Where can I get it?
Your bedskirt looks fabulous.

Mandy said...

Oh! This bedskirt is gorgeous!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

This is soooo beautiful...will point this out to my client. You are very, very talented!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...