Do you want to learn how to make a bed spread?
There are many types of bedspreads you can choose from, and they are easy to customize.
Bed spreads are a much heavier piece of clothing that lays on top of your bed sheet.
It may be a comforter, duvet, or thick blanket.
They make the bed look undoubtedly soft and comfortable.
If you want to make your own, this article will guide you.
So, let’s start making our DIY bedspread!
Steps To Make A Bed Spread
Before making a bed spread, you first have to determine what type you wish to make.
Do you want it to be a comforter? A duvet?
Or you want to have a reversible bed spread?
You have plenty of options, and it only depends on your imagination and also your sewing skills.
Today, we’ll provide you with helpful steps to know how to make a bed spread.
Step #1. Choose your fabric
In making a bed spread, you’ll surely need a fabric depending on the size of your bed.
For a twin-sized bed, use about 12 yards for the top and bottom of the blanket.
Then, 16 yards for a queen-sized bed and 18 yards for a king bed.
Do you know what’s exciting when making your room décor?
You have the freedom to choose their color and designs!
So, choose whatever fabric you like, and you’re good to go. But make sure that it’s comfortable.
Step #2. Gather materials
We suggest that you use a sewing machine so it will be easier for you.
Sewing by hand will take days and would be very confusing, especially when you have more than 5 meters of fabric to sew.
You’ll also need some thread, needles, pins, fabric scissors, and other sewing materials.
In making this bedspread, you will also need something as a filler that we’re going to insert inside the fabric.
Most of these bed spreads use wool batting for a thicker and fluffier look.
But you may also use fur or cotton to fill your bedspread.
Step #3. Prepare your fabric
For each side of the bed spread.
Cut out 2-3 panels to make it look thick and not see-through.
Sew two panels with 2.8m length for each side of a twin-sized or full-sized bed.
For both queen-sized and king-sized beds, you may have the exact dimensions for the bed spread.
Each panel for a queen-sized bed should be about 40×40 inches long and use three fabric pieces for each side.
Step #4. Cut your batting
Roll out your batting and cut it depending on the size of your preferred bed spread.
However, if you wish to use fur and cotton, just set them aside for later.
Step #5. Sew the fabric panels together
For the top side of the bed spread, fuse the sides of the panels with pins or basting tape to make sure that they are aligned.
Take the panel pieces to your sewing machine and let the right side of the fabric face down.
Do the same with the underside until you are satisfied.
You may also clear out loose threads by cutting, or you can hem them before sewing the panel pieces together.
Step #6. Connect the panels and the batting
In sewing both pieces together, we suggest that you sew them while making the right side of the fabric face inside.
Stack the batting in between the fabric panels.
Sew only three sides of the bed spread so that you can turn it right-side out.
Use sewing pins to connect both sides before placing them onto your sewing machine.
These pins will also guide you in stitching the sides correctly.
Step #7. Close the raw edge
After sewing, turn the bed spread right-side out.
Smooth out the bed spread so that you will have a perfectly aligned raw edge.
You may fold or tuck the end of the open side to achieve a smooth stitch.
It will also prevent threads from getting loose instantly or the fabric from fraying.
Pin the open side together with its folds and start closing.
Remember that at you sew, remove the pins so that you won’t cause harm to yourself and your work.
Step #8. Secure the bedspread
To stabilize the stitches, topstitch the sides of your bed spread, or you can directly follow your sewing route earlier.
If you also wish to secure your batting, straight stitch across your bed spread in any pattern you like.
The most common design is a simple grid, where you will sew 3 to 4 lines across the length of the bed spread while maintaining an equal amount of space between the lines.
In this part, you may get creative as you like.
You can even make the top stitch stand out by choosing a different color.
Step #9. Attach a dust ruffle for a frilled look (optional)
Other bed spreads have a dust ruffle feature that hangs on the sides of your bed.
This feature adds more finesse and modernity to your bedspread.
If you have excess fabric, you can use a zigzag stitch to make this.
But you can also buy a pre-made dust ruffle and sew them on the side of your spread.
To know more about dust ruffles, visit this article.
And that is how you can make a bed spread.
That’s all of it!
You have now learned about how to make a bed spread.
Remember that you can be creative as much as you like.
We hope that you’ll enjoy making your DIY bed spread!