The thought of making your own bed skirt can be a bit daunting. A box pleat bed skirt takes less fabric than a gathered skirt and is much easier to handle. I’m not sure if this is the absolutely correct way to make a box pleated bedskirt, but it worked for us!. Pleats – Tailored bed skirts are often pleated, and there are numerous pleat styles to choose from all of which create a drastically different look. Box pleats.
I have the fabric already to make a bedskirt for my bed, so I am going to do this, as I love the pleats. The only thing I do differently is staple the fabric on a board which I slip between my mattress and box springs. She used to make her bed skirts by sewing a ruffled fabric to a large rectangle of lining fabric that fit between the box spring and mattress. With the converted velcro skirt you can place your pleats exactly where they need to be. However, my smart friend Lisa made a similar bedskirt using these upholstery pins and so I took her suggestion and used them for this project too (hers was completely no-sew, go check it out!).
This project is simple. It does require a sewing machine, but if you have sewing machine and sorta know how to use it YOU.CAN.DO.IT! Sew designer-quality bedskirts! Laurie will guide you step by step through three stunning styles, and easy variations, teaching you to how to create even gathers, perfect kick pleats and contrasting tuxedo pleats. Flat Bedskirt With Kick Pleats. Here are instructions for how to sew your own removable dust ruffle. As such, you will be learning how to sew a simple ruffled or pleated skirt for the bed.
A Stroll Thru Life: Pleated Dust Ruffle Tutorial
Tailored bed skirts are simple to make and look lovely with duvet covers. The skirt hangs straight from the top and has pleats at the foot corners and center sides, with an additional pleat at the foot of a king-size bed.