Fast Fix: Bedrooms

Turn a Coverlet Into a Duvet Cover

Give a favorite thin quilt or coverlet new life by turning it into a custom duvet cover.

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Materials Needed:

  • coverlet or thin quilt (larger than duvet it will cover)
  • 250-thread-count flat sheet (king or queen depending on the size of coverlet)
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • fabric marker
  • 2" T-pins
  • sewing machine
  • thread that matches coverlet and lining
  • 60"-long zipper (or cut by the yard from a zipper roll)
  • down or synthetic duvet

Pin Coverlet and Lining Together

Stack fabrics, front sides together, on a flat surface. Pin together coverlet and flat sheet, which will serve as a lining, with T-pins.

Remove Excess

Measure duvet's length and width, add one inch for seams to both measurements and cut off any excess coverlet and/or flat sheet fabric. If coverlet is quilted or thick, larger fabric shears work best.

Open Zipper

Lay zipper on shorter side, which will be the bottom of duvet cover, of pinned fabrics and open the zipper, separating it into two pieces.

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