Quick-and-Easy Bed Skirt

A great project for beginning sewers, a custom bed skirt will boost your bedroom's style.
DIY Pinstripe Bed Skirt in Eclectic Bedroom

DIY Pinstripe Bed Skirt in Eclectic Bedroom

Step by step, HGTV shows you how to make a custom bed skirt that will boost your bedroom's style and is easy enough for beginner sewers.

From: Erinn Valencich

By: Erinn Valencich

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.

Measure for the Bed Skirt

Measure for the Bed Skirt

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.

From: Erinn Valencich

Cut Fabric

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

Trim Fabric Panels

Trim Fabric Panels

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

From: Erinn Valencich

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.

Iron the Fabric To Set Hemline

Iron the Fabric To Set Hemline

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.

From: Erinn Valencich

Sew Together

Sew hems and seams using a sewing machine.

Sew the Hem and Seam of Bed Skirt

Sew the Hem and Seam of Bed Skirt

Sew the bed skirt's hem and seam together using a sewing machine.

From: Erinn Valencich

Secure Bed Skirt

Using straight pins, secure the bed skirt to top of box springs, making sure the bed skirt hangs evenly on all sides.

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