During this blog, I will demonstrate how to make a tailored bed skirt.
I used approximately 4 yards of fabric, approximately 4 yards of lining, and about thirty push pins.
The first step in creating this tailored bed skirt was to measure the length, width and height of my box springs mattress. My box springs measured 79″ long, 59″ wide and 15″ high.
I started by folding my purchased fabric in half the four yards length. Then marked the height that was needed to make the bed skirt. Since I want my height to finish at 15″, I cut my fabric at 18″.
After I had cut out the fabric, I had another strip of fabric which I cut in half (also the length of fabric) to make the band to which I will sew the bed skirt on to.
Next I cut the lining 13″. You will need the same yardage of lining as you have for fabric. Which in this case is approximately four yards.
I serged the edge of the linen fabric to keep it from fraying.
At this point you should have two long pieces of fabric that measures four yards in length and 18″ in height each. Now you will need to take the two pieces and sew them together at two of the 18″ sides. Faces together.
Do the same with the lining sewing two of the 13″ sides together.
Next, take the fabric and lining and sew them together length wise, which should now be eight yards long. Sew the face of the fabric and lining together.
Once you turn your bed skirt face side out it will look like this.
Next serge the opposite side together. Then finish the two ends by hemming.
Now take the left over strips of fabric that you cut for the band on which the bed skirt is sewn.
Miter the corners of the band.
Next, take your bed skirt and create the pleats. To do this, start by finding the center point of the length of you mattress. Since my mattress measured 79″ long the center of the side is 39.5″. I marked this on the band using straight pins. Then find the center of the foot which is 29.5″ and mark this with straight pins and then do the same on the other side.
Next, I took the bed skirt and started pining the pleats onto the band. I made my pleats each 3.5″, so at each pleated section there will be around eight inches of fabric folded back.
Once you have all your pleats measured and pinned take it to the sewing machine and add it to the band.
The finished results should look like the photo.
The two corners of the foot of the bed should look like this.
Now you know how to create a tailored bed skirt.
Happy sewing until next time!