A few months ago, while browsing Home Fabrics, I purchased 3 yards of a cute Robert Allen remnant fabric for $6. I wasn't sure what I was going to use it for until last week, but I loved the color and knew I'd find use for it somewhere in her room
I found a darling white coverlet from Target on clearance that works great for our hot Arizona summers, but something heavier is needed for the winter. That's when I decided this remnant fabric would make a great duvet cover.
For this project, I started by raiding my linen closet. I pulled out an old lightweight, queen duvet and duvet cover and cut them both down to twin size. (The feathers from the duvet were everywhere!)
Then I hemmed the side I cut.
The fabric remnants weren't wide enough, so I sewed an additional piece to the side, making sure it was on the inconspicuous side that would face the wall.
Next I hemmed the bottom where the buttons will go.
When I cut my old duvet cover, I kept the side with the button holes thinking it would be easier to sew on buttons than button holes.
Placing one side of my old duvet cover and my yellow fabric right sides together, I sewed along the sides and top, leaving the bottom open. Then, I flipped them right side out.
I attached ten buttons along the bottom to match up with the existing button holes.
And there you have it, how to make a six dollar duvet and cover.
Next up on the list for her room are decorative pillows.