Fast Fix: Bedrooms

Quick-and-Easy Bed Skirt

A great project for beginning sewers, a custom bed skirt will boost your bedroom's style.

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Materials Needed:

  • tape measure
  • pins
  • fabric (approximately 3 yards for a queen and 6 yards for a king)
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • iron
  • scissors
  • pins

Measure Bed

Measure the space between the floor and the bottom of the mattress — this is referred to as the drop. Add this measurement to 4 inches for the hem plus 3 to 5 inches to tuck under the mattress. To determine the length of each fabric panel (the bed skirt will consist of three panels: two sides plus the foot of the bed), measure the mattress itself. On average, a queen is approximately 60x80 inches and a king is approximately 76x80 inches.

Cut Fabric

Cut fabric to needed dimensions; add 6 inches to each panel's length for seams.

Iron Fabric

Iron fabric so seams are straight when sewing. The bottom hem will be 4 inches and the top hem will be 1/2-inch. Fold over approximately 4 inches on long side of each piece for the hem and iron this fold. Fold over approximately 1/2-inch on short side of each piece for the hem and iron this fold.

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