I found these sheets at Walmart and knew immediately that they were exactly what I wanted.
They were perfect! A traditional damask but bolder and they were beige and white. What could be better? My only problem was that I didn't want patterned sheets. So, after about 30 seconds of debating, I decided that I would make a duvet cover out of them.
I have toyed with this idea before and thought that now would be a perfect opportunity to try it out. It was fairly easy and would have taken me less time if I didn't have a toddler
I started by taking the stitching out of the corners of the fitted sheet so it would lay flat. Then I laid the flat sheet and the fitted sheet on top of each other right sides together with the comforter in between. I sewed three sides but left the bottom open so that the comforter could go in and out. I folded the unsewn side of each sheet over to make a little pocket for the comforter to hide in and added some no-sew velcro to make sure everything stayed together.
|Pocket flap and velcro closures|
A couple of hours and $40 later, I have a custom duvet that looks awesome. Who would guess that its life began as sheets?
|Finished duvet modeled on my bed|
Have any of you made something that started out as something else?