Monday, August 6, 2012

Velcro Bed Skirt

Tim and I got a new bed! We got tired getting pushed around by the pups, and when getting them their own doggie bed didn't work we upgraded to a king size bed. So, of course, I had to re-think the quilt (more on that later). We got a tan colored down comforter for now, which is actually kind of perfect. Not too hot, but keeps us warm at night. We also needed a new bed skirt since our old one wouldn't fit anymore. I've been wanting to add a splash of green in the room, so here was my chance!

A velcro bed skirt was the perfect solution for us. It's easy to make, easy to put on/take off the bed, and when it gets dirty, just toss it in the wash and reattach. It also cost me about $20 including fabric (used a coupon at Joann's), thread (also with a coupon at Joann's), and velcro (no coupon at Hobby Lobby).

First, I measured and measured again. I measured the length and width I wanted it to be and added 2 inches to each for the hems. I wanted the foot of the bed's panel to be 13 inches long x 76 inches wide, and the sides to be 13 inches long x 77 inches wide, so I cut each panel 15 inches long x 78/79 inches respectively.

I hemmed each panel 1 inch around.

Next, I sewed the loops part of the velcro onto one of the  long borders of the each panel.

Then, I pulled out my hot glue gun and glued the hooks part of the velcro to the top of the box springs.

Attach, and voila! A custom bed skirt!

I love how it turned out and can't wait to see how it looks with the completed quilt (one day... ha!)! Until next time....