Recently, a friend of mine asked if I would make her a king sized duvet cover. She found fabric she fell in love with and wanted a cover made. I told her I would try. It couldn't be that hard, right? Turns out, it wasn't! Actually, it was a fairly simple process. I was a bit nervous about cutting into Jenny's expensive fabric without previous duvet constructing experience. So, I asked Harmony if she had some fabric extra fabric (her fabric is 110" wide!!!) so I could make a cover for my own bed first. In true bestie fashion, Harmony sent yardage to me with a birthday card. Fabric for my birthday? Yes please!
I didn't want to mess with buttons, snaps, velcro, or any other kind of closure on the bottom of the duvet cover. In the past, I have had buttons scratch my bed frame, ugh. So, I thought that making one side of the cover about 24" longer than the other and folding it over so the duvet was in a "pocket" at the end would be a better solution. Guess what? It worked perfectly and I could not be happier with the final result. I sewed ribbon ties in each inside corner to keep the duvet from slipping around and getting bunched up.
I love love love love it! I smile each morning when I open my eyes. It's kind of like getting a hug from Harmony each day. :) I made the cover with Harmony's Franklin's Tower fabric. If interested, you can purchase yardage here. I needed about 6.5 yards for a king size cover.
Makes me so happy!