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....


  1. That's geneous! Wow, it's good for not having too lift the king size mattresses in order to have a bed skirt