How to Sew a Bedskirt

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    Coordinating your bed skirt with your comforter doesn't have to mean driving all over town searching for an exact match or spending excessive amounts of money to buy an entire bedding set. Sew your own bed skirt to coordinate with your bedroom decor. When you make your own bed skirt, you can choose exactly what colors, patterns and fabrics you want to use.

    Things You'll Need

    • Tape measure
    • Fabric
    • Scissors
    • Iron
    • Sewing machine
    • Matching thread
    • Fitted sheet
    • Adhesive hook-and-loop strips

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    Measure around the two sides and the foot of the bed with the tape measure and add 2 inches to this measurement. Measure from the top of the box spring to the floor and add 1 inch to this measurement. These measurements will give you a long strip of fabric that will become the bed skirt.

    Cut the calculated strip from the fabric for the bed skirt. You may need to piece the strip using smaller pieces of fabric.

    Turn under all four edges of the fabric 1/4 inch and press these edges. Turn under the pressed edges another 1/4 inch and press again. Stitch along the pressed edges to hem them.

    Place the fitted sheet onto the box spring. Affix one-half of the adhesive hook-and-loop strip along the top edge of the box spring, onto the fitted sheet. Affix the other half of the adhesive hook-and-loop strip along the wrong side of one long edge of the hemmed bed skirt.

    Press the two sides of the hook-and-loop strips together to attach the bed skirt to the box spring.

    • Pick a fabric color that complements your comforter. Even though patterns can be fun, solid colors look best as bed skirts. Take into consideration wall and carpet color too. Watch for coupons and fabric sales.