Ruffled Bedskirt

This weekend I whipped up a ruffled bedskirt for our master bedroom.  You may remember the bedskirt we previously had in there from our master bedroom reveal.

It matched our bedding, but that was about all it had going for it.  To be completely honest, I’m not even sure where it came from.  I don’t remember it being part of our bedding, but I also don’t remember buying it, so who knows.  Either way, it never really fit our bed.  It was too short and didn’t cover our bed frame.  And since I’m being honest, I had to pull it around each side of the bed as I took these pictures.  In reality, you could always see the black corners of the frame and it never fit around the whole thing.  Point being, we needed something that fit and wasn’t embarrassingly small.  Since our bedding is cream, muslin was the perfect fit for a new ruffled bedskirt.

I started by measuring the sides and front of the bed and added that all up to see how much fabric I would need to cover the whole thing. You will need about 1 1/2-2 times the length of your bed to leave enough fabric for your ruffles.  I also measured how tall it needed to be to reach the floor and have some extra fabric to go under the mattress.  The muslin I bought was 46″ wide so it worked out perfectly to cut in half and be the right height  and have enough fabric for the hem and to attach under the mattress {about 23″}.  I used 4 yards total for the whole skirt.  At $2.99/yard with a 50% off coupon, the total for the bedskirt was $6!  Can’t beat it.

Step 1 was to cut the fabric along the center fold.

I took my two long pieces and sewed them together to make a nice long piece of fabric.  I pressed the seam open to give it a tight seam.

Then I pinned and hemmed the bottom edge.

The last sewing step was to gather the top.  You can follow the steps I gave on gathering here or use a ruffle foot on your sewing machine.  Either way will give you the same look.  Once your skirt is sewn, you’ll want to remove the mattress.

If you have your old bedskirt, you can use that to attach your new skirt to it {which is what I did}.  If you don’t have an old skirt, you could use a bed sheet and attach your skirt to that.  Either way will work, you’ll just want something to keep the skirt in place on your box springs.  I tucked the old skirt into our bed frame and you can’t even see it.  Rather than sewing the new skirt to the old skirt sheet, I decided to simply hot glue it.  Much quicker and easier. I started in the far corner with my first big glue dot.

Then I just worked my way around, gluing it every couple of inches.

I was initially worried with how I would handle the corners, but I just kept wrapping and it lays nicely in place.

And that’s it!  It took me about an hour to complete this project so it’s definitely something you could tackle in an afternoon.

It adds a nice romantic touch and finally covers our bed frame:)

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  1. “Whipped up”?!! I’m jealous! That’s awesome & you are so very talented!

  2. Great job! I love the wood on your walls, this room looks so pretty. Can I come over and take a nap?

  3. This is just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  4. I think your whole room is beautiful! I love how the bed skirt turned out…it looks great! I’m your newest follower from the A2Z Party. If you get a chance, I’d love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  5. I really need to do this. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  6. WOW!!!! First of all.. I love the bedroom!! Second, when can you come over and make a bedskirt for me? hehe

    Check out my blog too :)

  7. Paula-Riverton Housewives says:

    This is a great tutorial! I have a few bedskirts that could use some revamping! I’d love to have you link up at our party!

  8. Brigett Carroll says:

    What a difference a few ruffles make!! And I love that muslin material! So comfy and cozy!

  9. This is beautiful! Your room looks so cozy! Would you do me a favor and show this off at my place tonight?

  10. Hi, Jessie. It’s lovely! I love anything ruffled. Could you please add a link back to my party in your post here as well? Thank you!

  11. I do need to do this! Thanks for sharing!

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