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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

From Curtain Panel to Bedskirt

Finding the perfect bedskirt is definitely a challenge.  Bedskirt options seem to be slim to none unless you're buying a complete bed in a bag set or want a common basic color.   Both of which I was not looking for.  When it came to my daughter's room I really wanted a fun pop of coral for her bedskirt.
From Curtain Panel to Bedskirt! (with minimal sewing)
I'm gonna say right from the beginning that this IS NOT THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO SEW A BEDSKIRT.  This is the cheater way for those that don't like sewing.  When it comes to projects I want it done and I want it done now.  I didn't want to waste time measuring and figuring out how to make a bedskirt.  In case you haven't realized yet, I am extremely impatient.  I blame my dad.  So, I cheated and made a bedskirt with minimal sewing involved.  If you can sew a straight line, you can make this bedskirt, I promise!

I picked up a curtain panel from Target that was the perfect color match for my daughter's room.  I took the panel and folded it into thirds to cut three even pieces.  My daughter has a full size bed and I had fabric leftover.  This method may work for a queen bed, but please measure since I can't say for sure.
cutting curtain panel into bedskirt
 This leaves you with 2 pieces with 3 sides hemmed and 1 raw edge and 1 piece with 2 sides hemmed and 2 raw edges.

I took the two pieces that were hemmed and pinned them right onto the box spring.  Yup, I pinned them.
When I got to the corner I wrapped the end around slightly.
pinning cut curtain panel to boxspring
I did this on both sides of the box spring.  For the front of the bedskirt, I measured the length of the box spring, included seam allowance and then hemmed the bottom and sides of the last piece of fabric.
sewing curtain panel into a bedskirt

pinned and sewed curtain panel to boxspring

pinning curtain panel to boxspring for bedskirt

curtain panel to bedskirt

Turn a curtain panel into a bedskirt
Simple right?  This is one of those projects that is easily obtainable for those that don't sew.  This project may have taken me 30 minutes and you would never know by looking at the bed that it's just pinned.

I do like to sew and can do things the right way when I take the time.  If you haven't seen the London shade that I made for my master bathroom, you can find the full tutorial here.

I've also made many pillows (here and here) and there's the fabric bags I made for my kids (here).

turn a curtain panel into a bedskirt

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  1. What a smart idea! I love coral so much right now!

    1. Thanks Amber! I love coral too! I have no other place to put it in the house, so lucky for my daughter she gets it in her room.

  2. What a great way to reuse a curtain! I looks beautiful! I would LOVE for you to share this with us at our craft party!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for the invite. I've shared and linked up to your party! Happy Easter!

    2. Thanks so much for linking up! I pinned it to the party board. Happy Easter! :)

  3. Love love love this idea! Awesome way to create just what you wanted for your daughter's bedroom!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  4. Omg, so brilliant! I hate trying to spread out my bedskirt and trying to get it not to move while I put my mattress on top of it. And I ripped it trying to do just that last time. You have given me a new "aha!" moment and I will fir sure be doing this! Thank you for your inspiration!

    1. I had the same problem with an old bedskirt that was a silky material. I'm so glad I gave you some inspiration!