The girls both needed new comforters with winter approaching rapidly (this year is flying by). I have a strong dislike for duvet covers that go over comforters, but that is all that seems to be available . I cannot stand the game of “find the comforter” when it inevitably moves around. Every day.
My friend Rebecca suggested sewing the duvet cover on.
OK. I can do that. Brilliant!
So off to Ikea we went.
Anyone else walk into Ikea with a very specific list and come out $300.00 later, regardless of whether or not you had $300.00 to spend??!
What is it about that store? Is it just us??
Anyhow, luckily it isn’t anywhere near where we live. Ha! We only actually make the trip once every couple of years.
Both girls have twin beds, but the full/Queen sized comforter was on sale for 14.99 each! AND The Bee found a duvet cover she loved, but it only came in the full/Queen size. I had a light bulb moment and decided to get them both that size instead of the twin. I mean how much bigger could it be?
Well, it turned out to be significantly bigger. The comforters reached the floor on both sides. That is a lot of blanket.
First I sewed just across the top and bottom of each duvet (with the comforter inside) as was my original plan.
Then I lopped off about 12 inches off of one side length-wise (through the duvet and the comforter).
Then I tucked the edges in (and made sure the comforter was sandwiched in there) and pinned the side closed.
I put my walking foot on the machine, and slowly sewed it closed.
Then I repeated it for the other one.
It was a little more work than I anticipated, but totally doable. Plus, I saved a little money. Well, sort of.
What kinds of bedding do YOU have?