You can make a duvet cover with this easy to follow tutorial. This tutorial is sponsored by Shannon Fabrics. This cover is made from Shannon Fabric’s cuddle fabric and features their new 90 inch wide cuddle fabric (no seams down the middle of your blanket!).
This duvet cover is easy to put together and adds instant warmth to a blanket ( perfect for the colder months).
If you’re never sewn on cuddle (minky) fabric before be sure to check out my tips for sewing on cuddle fabric.
For this project you will need the following for a Queen size:
2 7/8 yards of 90 inch wide cuddle
2 yards of 1/2 inch ribbon
Download the Pattern Below:
Video Tutorial Here, Written Below:
Step 1 – Design the top
Please read through all the directions before beginning this tutorial.
I wanted my Duvet cover to have some personality so I used baby blue moon cuddle kits to give the top of my duvet cover a varied look.
Open up on of the cuddle kits and decide how you want each row to look, how each row will look next to each other. Be sure to have the overall design concept figured out before you begin sewing.
For a Queen size cover I’m making it 90 by 90 inches so I will make 10 rows that are 10 blocks long (10 by 10) with a.5 inch seam allowance will make the top 90 by 90.
Lay out your rows – make sure that cuddle fabric is all laying in the same direction.
Step 2 – Begin to sew the rows
Pin blocks, right sides together and sew, using a .5 inch seam allowance. Sew all the block in the row together and repeat for each row.
Continue until all 10 rows are sewn.
Step 3 – Sew the rows together
Begin to sew the rows together. With right sides together pin and sew two rows together, using a .5 inc h seam allowance. Continue to build by adding a row at a time and sewing, until all 10 rows are sew together. Set aside.
Note: The fabric will begin to get heavy, be sure that it’s not pulling to much on the needle.
Step 4 – Prep the back
Cut the back so it’s 90 inches wide by 90 inches long. Set aside.
Step 5 – Prep gap ties
With the remainder of 90 inch cuddle fabric cut 2 strips that are 4 inches wide and 21 inches long.
Take each strip and fold in half lengthwise (so it’s 21 inches by 2 inches wide) pin ends and sew the ends using a .5 inch seam allowance.
Turn right side out.
Take ribbon and cut it into 12 inch strips.
Finish the ends of the ribbon with a match to prevent fraying ( use caution).
Pin 3 ribbons at intervals along each of the strips of cuddle just sewn.
Sew ribbon ends on using a zig zag stitch. Set aside.
Step 6 – Sew the Back to the front
With right sides together, pin the back and the front together.
Be sure to leave a 20 Inch gap at the bottom for turning and the tie strips.
Using a .5 inch seam allowance (and a walking foot) sew back the fron together, leaving the turning gap.
Note; You will be dealing with a LOT of cloth. Be sure that the weight of the fabric isn’t tugging on the needle. Also be sure that fabric doesn’t get bunched up under the needle ruining your seam. Take you time with this step – it’s just sewing a straight seam – but there are a lot of things that can trip you up.
Step 7 –Add the gap ties
Take the two gap ties from earlier and pin one on either side of the turning gap, the side with the ribbon should be touching the right side of the duvet, sew using a .5 inch seam allowance.
Trim your threads.
Turn right side out, stuff your duvet in, and tie the gap shut with the ribbons.