Okay – for those of you who missed the last post – I’m working very hard to create fun and meaningful spaces for my kids’ rooms. Starting with Owen because he’s my oldest… okay, who am I kidding. I’m starting with Owen because I like his fabric more!
Here’s my starting point:
Here’s what transpired first:
Yesterday’s post was about how to make the pillow case – super easy and super fast. Today… let’s tackle that coverlet!
I have decided that I LOATHE duvets – especially for kids. I’m sure you’re kids are the epitome of tidy and orderliness; however, mine inherited a few “other” qualities from me. Hence, a coverlet instead of a duvet. It’s lightweight but still warm. Not as warm as a down comforter but a heck-uv-a-lot warmer than just a sheet. Amen!?!
Here’s how to make it – a free tutorial for ya.
NOTE: as you can see here, my back fabric is narrower than my outer fabric. So, I layered the back fabric on top of the outer fabric with only one side lining up. It will make sense in a minute – just be sure that you do this (instead of centering the fabric). If your fabrics are the same width, then no problems – just line them up.
The options to embellish this thing are endless … I’d love to see what YOU come up with… especially if you make one with ruffles. wink wink.
Cost: I used about 3 yards of each fabric. The chevron fabric was $7/yd. The orange flannel was $3/yd. The inner lining flannel was $3/yd. which brings me to a grand total of $39. Not exactly cheap, but definitely a great price for customized and designer bedding. If you count the 1/2 yard for the pillow and the $3 blanket, the grand total for this ensemble is $46.50.
Time: I am estimating this took about an hour. A novice sewer will probably need about 2 hours to just account for checking and double checking.
I hope you found this helpful … I’ve got a lot more planned for this guy’s room … but I just might get distracted by something else first. Like a new dress!