Easy Kids Duvet Tutorial


Pink Flower Girls Duvet DIY
I don’t know what it is with me and sheets this week. But I recorded this tutorial to share an easy sewing project, something I’ve been doing ever since my kids were out of cribs. The thing is, we don’t use top sheets in our house. We use comforter covers (duvets) instead, because they are easy to wash and eliminate the uncomfortable twisting and tangling that I feel top sheets create. So when I buy a twin sheet set for the kids, instead of wasting the top sheet, I use it to create a duvet with the help of an old sheet that I have lying around (see girly pink bedding set above), and then I have a perfect match for the included fitted sheet and pillowcase I’ve just purchased! It’s very simple to do, even for beginning sewers, and very forgiving (since it’s going to have a bulky comforter inside of it, you’ll never notice wobbly seams or cuts). And the great thing is that it can hold a twin (sometimes full but measure first!) size comforter inside. And the whole project takes me less than 2 hours from start to finish!

This is what you need:

  • Sewing Machine, pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread (doesn’t have to match perfectly since you really won’t see it)
  • Twin Size Top Sheet
  • Extra Sheet of Any Size (Pattern/Color is up to you or what you have in your linen closet)
  • Buttons (optional) – I rarely use them but leave the opening open instead for easy access and also so they are not sleeping on bumps.
  • Instructions:
    1. Lay the old sheet out on the ground, finished side facing up.
    2. Lay the new sheet on top of the old sheet, finished side down.
    3. Pin the two sheets together along the edge of the new sheet.
    4. Cut around the edge of the new sheet so that the two sizes match (remember it doesn’t have to be perfect as it is currently inside out).
    5. Sew around the entire rectangle, leaving a hole on one end for stuffing the comforter in (18″-24″)
    6. Now turn it right side out and stuff the comforter in there, smoothing and shaking – You’re done!
    finished diy duvet

    Enjoy! And please tell me if I’m the only one who doesn’t like top sheets!


    One thought on “Easy Kids Duvet Tutorial

    • February 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Michaela – I am SOO with you on the top sheet thing! This is a fantastic idea! I’ve always made my duvets out of sheets but never thought to make it match using the top sheet. Brilliant!!

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