Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bedskirt Tutorial Redux

This project was done and posted in the summer of 2011. I am still in love with my bedskirt!

Bedskirt Tutorial



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.
Update! This product is no longer available...involved in some sort of patent lawsuit. However it can be made using a lightweight rug pad (see closeups, I believe that is was the deck is made from anyway) and two inch 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.

You can see the finished (?) bedroom reveal HERE. Still waiting for the custom bedspread but it will be made from the bolster fabric.

I am really pleased with the results thus far.

So, what do you think?
I would love to know!
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Shelia said...

Well, I'm blown away! The bedskirt is gorgeous and you really are the smartest one.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Chatty Crone said...

I am lost for words in a good way - I can't do anything like that at all. It was all gorgeous! sandie

Kim Hood said...

Your bed skirt is lovely! Great tutorial, beautiful fabric, and perfect addition to your decor. Thanks for sharing it. :-)
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen

Linda said...

Bed skirt is beautiful and I was so impressed by your sewing! Wish I had just a bit of your talent. The quilt and shams are breathtaking and I would love to find exactly the same ones.

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

This is just gorgeous. What a good job. Love the color.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...that is a great idea..and love the gorgeous bedskirt Ginger!! did a phenomenal job!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Your bedskirt is so fabulous, Ginger. I loved seeing again! As I read today's post, I remembered that this is the very first post that I read from you. xo's

Katherines Corner said...

brilliant!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,
What a lovely bedskirt you created. You are a very spunky and talented lady and how smart for scooping up those shams and quilt at Horchow's clearance sale.
Hugs to you and wishing both of you well.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very beautiful! I love the fabric.

DearHelenHartman said...

I'm as jealous of your sewing/craft room as I am of your gorgeous room. That bed skirt is so pretty and you're right, I gave up on em a while back - maybe there is one in my future.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is georgous! I always make bedskirts by sewing the ruffle on a fitted sheet...your way is a great idea. I love the fabric you have used so rich and elegant.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is JUST too funny. I had bookmarked your post - two years ago. I am working on redoing my bedroom and was looking for that post - couldn't find it. Then I did just typing in 'bedskirt tutorial. Now, I see you reposted it - Serendipity - So delighted - loved it then - still love it now! Appreciate your tutorial,

Angela Ryder said...

This is gorgeous, Ginger! I wish I could sew but I can't even manage a straight line!~~Angela

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous! Love your fabrics and bedding...sooo pretty!!!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I think you did an amazing job! You are truly a talented seamstress! Just lovely!

Flora Doora

Debbiedoo's said...

It is beautiful Ginger...I love it. The fact that you can sew makes me so envious with your talents. Just beautiful my friend! XO

Babs said...

OMG! You've got talent! :) Love your choice of fabrics...and the coverlet and shams are gorgeous! I looked at the older post and the pillows are amazing. Love the details.

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW and WOW! Beautiful! You are one talented lady and you must have the patience of Job cause I could would have pulled my hair out doing that! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is truly gorgeous! I can't sew a bit, but I hear that is very difficult to sew silk. You are obviously a pro!
Love the colors and styling. Fabulous!

~~louise~~ said...

What a pretty bedskirt Ginger. I just LOVE it. However, there is no way in this world that I could ever, ever create something so pretty from fabric. I am all thumbs!

Thanks for sharing, I can dream...

Whoops almost forgot. The Picnic Game post is up and the letters are going fast!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

You do gorgeous work Ginger!!! The bedskirt is fantastic.

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