4.15.2013

DIY No-Sew Bedskirt

Hello my dears!  I have a super easy project to share with you today!
DIYing your own bedskirt opens a world of possibilities for the fabric you could use, gives you the ability to customize the length of the skirt, and can be economical depending on fabric choice.  2.5 yards of fabric divided into 3 panels was perfect for me, but you could also use a divided flat sheet for this project.


I never loved our old bedskirt - it always looked disheveled.  Remember when I mused about taking care of this last year?

After recently putting our bed on risers so that I could store out-of-season clothes underneath, the old messy bedskirt was too short.
{in a house with small closets, I've had to use every nook and cranny for storage}

I finally got my act together and made a new one, inspired by this tutorial at A Walk Through.

Since I had fabric leftover from my headboard, I opted for a straight skirt instead of gathered.

First I measured the drop from the top of the boxspring to the floor - 16" in my case.   A standard width of fabric is 54" so I was able to get three even pieces of 18" out of my fabric (2 sides and front).  If your drop is longer you will need more yardage of fabric so make sure to measure.  Make sure to add 2" onto the drop width you need so you will be able to attach the bedskirt to the boxspring.  Also, if you are making a gathered skirt, you will need to double the length of your fabric.

After dividing my fabric into three panels, I finished off the raw edge that would touch the floor with grosgrain ribbon.  FabricTac glue works well to attach the ribbon (I used a paint brush to make sure that it was spread evenly), or iron-on hem tape would be great here too.
I used these spiral bedskirt pins to attach the fabric to the top of the boxspring.
You just twist them into the fabric of the boxspring and they hold the skirt on nice and secure. I used one every 10" or so to attach the side pieces of fabric.

By the headboard, I folded the end of the fabric before pinning so that the raw edge is hidden.  
At the front corners, I wrapped the fabric around and pinned.  
Next I folded and ironed the sides of the front panel,
and pinned it to the boxspring, covering the raw edges of the side panels.  With a straight pin, I attached the two pieces (this photo below is obviously before I added the ribbon, when I was figuring out the corners.)
I fussed with the corners forever, only to discover that the bedding obscured them almost entirely!
That's it - a simple customizable bedskirt.
Can you believe how easy that is??


PS When I'm doing these kinds of things, I like to get really dressed up in my fancy clothes.
{Hi!!}
These are my favorite jeans ever and I will never ever throw them out.  We are committed to each other for life.

Wow - after almost three years, this room is close to finito!!  This is what I've done so far:
Painted the walls and trim (for the second time!)
New lamps ($3 each!)
New curtain rods (made from dowels & ping pong balls!)
Custom bedskirt

Left to do:
Wall sconces
Get rid of the ginormous TV 
Take a nap.

I'm linking to some of my favorite blogs this week and hope you'll join me for tons of inspiration!
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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26 comments:

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Such a perfect idea! I love the texture and the addition of the ribbon!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm impressed, I would have never guessed no sewing! I've never seen bed skirt pins, great tip! Nothing like favorite jeans, I have some that are so worn, my neighbor gave me some sweats to paint in, I think she felt sorry for me! :)

Tiffany said...

Love it. I need to make a bed skirt for the crib so I'll keep this in mind. My husband has a pair of jeans that he won't part with either. I'm thinking of sneaking them out of the house one day;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great tutorial, and it looks amazing. Love it. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party. The party will be live this evening. Hugs, Marty

Jenny said...

We have been bed skirtless FOREVER, so this is great for me! I don't know why I haven't been able to commit - having a hard time finding 'the right one' I guess. I love that I can make a custom skirt with your tutorial! Pinning! :-)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It looks like a million bucks!! Great work!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I didn't even know bedskirt pins existed. What a neat invention! You're very talented, that bedskirt looks great! I have a pair of yoga pants I'll never part with either. :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You had me at no-sew! Seriously, the bedskirt looks professionally done! And I have 2 pairs of ripped comfy jeans I refuse to part with. Mine are paint spattered too and sometimes I even wear them to the grocery store!

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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love it....and the jeans. Great tutorial.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful- very classy! oh, and i like the bedskirt, too! ;)

Dana Frieling said...

It looks so professional! I have a pair of jeans just like those...love 'em.

Privet and Holly said...

I finally ditched the
bedskirt altogether
and found a new place
to stash the extra
sweaters! But, if I
DID go back to a bed
skirt ~ aka, dust ruffle ~
it would be a lovely
tailored one like this!

I hope you got your
nap. You deserve it!

xo Suzanne

Jackie said...

Bedskirr pins!! How did you know I needed these??????? The bedskirt looks gorgeous! And I love the jeans

Urban Orchard Interiors said...

That looks so good and clean Lisa--You would never know it was no sew. Love how you hid the unfinished parts with ribbon...

Lane

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I love your bed skirt! I've made many, but your idea is by far the easiest! I've used those pins for attaching arm covers to chairs, but I wouldn't have thought to use them for this project. Great idea, and the result is fantastic! And, you look cute in your "work" clothes! :)

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Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Such a smart, simple idea! I need to do this in my guest room SO BAD.

Andrea said...

Wow, who knew that it could be that simple. Love the look too. You look fabulous. I can see why you're committed to those jeans!

Andrea said...

Wow, who knew that it could be that simple. Love the look too. You look fabulous. I can see why you're committed to those jeans!

Nancy said...

this looks wonderful! I need to do it to mine. Great easy no fuss..thanks for sharing!
xo Nancy
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this and your tutorial is wonderful. Thanks for linking up. Hugs, Marty

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Judy K said...

Great tutorial. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Therese F said...

I love your bedskirt tutorial. Those special pins are the greatest aren't they. I use them on my sofa's slipcover. They hold everything just where you want. I'm hoping over from DIY by Design. It's my first time here and I'm really likin' it (including your "fancy" jeans)!
Cheers to you and yours,
Therese

Cortney said...

Hi - I loved your bedskirt and wanted to let you know that I featured it on my weekly DIY blog: http://www.organicallyopulent.com/top-ten-diys-issue-7/

Should you feel free to grab my button, please do! I love this so much that I'm going to try this at home. LOVE the no sew!

Cortney