pleated bed skirt

Need a bed skirt?
Well we did.

It's pretty easy, it just takes time depending on the size of the bed.
And, here's how (with a few pictures).

What you'll need:
2 different fabrics, the sizes depend on the size of the bed.
If you need helping figuring it out, click here.
We have a queen, I bought 6 yds, 3 for the skirt & 3 for the middle. I did have a little extra.
Choose a fabric to match your bedding & choose muslin or something lightweight & inexpensive that will go in the middle.
matching thread

Step 1: Lay out & cut the fabric that will go in the middle.

Step 2: Measure the length of fabric you need to go to the floor. Cut out the pieces for the sides & end of the bed. Leave a few extra inches for the pleats & the corners.

Step 3: Hem & iron the bottom of each piece & the ends that will be at the head of the bed.

Step 4: Lay the end piece, measure to the middle & fold the pleat in & pin. You can do as many pleats as you want, I did one in the middle of each piece.
You may want to sew along the top of the pleat to hold it in place, so it doesn't spread (like mine did) when you attach it.Step 5: Lay the middle piece out & the end piece on top, right sides together. Pin.
Step 5: Sew, zigzag stitch. I did mine twice, because the fabric I used for the middle is a little stretchy. Leave a little extra room at the end where you'll be sewing the corners together.

Step 6: Attach the two others sides, repeating step 5.

Step 7: Sew the corners. Put it on the bed & marvel at your job well done.

Here's mine. I ironed it, but it still looks a little wrinkly because it's a bit tricky when you have a tiny ironing board. It's a bit wavy looking too, but I'm still happy with the way it turned out.


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