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Petal and Pip Duvet Cover

Project by Paula Milner- The Crafty Lass

You Will Need:

  • Fabric

  • Thread

(OPTIONAL – Buttons, zip, poppers or ribbons)

Craft Essentials:

  • Sewing Machine

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Pins

  • Tape Measure

  • Iron


How to Make:

1. Select, Cut & Press

Select, measure and cut out your fabrics - I have used the five designs within The Crafty Lass Petal and Pip fabric range for both sides of the cover. You could mix and match with plains on the inside, or even contrasting prints. The measurements were based on a duvet cover we use regularly - so you can adapt these, but I used as below.

Press if needed.

9 pieces of fabric 235cm x 45cm

1 piece of fabric 235cm x 65cm

2. Front Pieces- Sew

Take 4 strips of your fabric that are 235cm x 45cm and the one that is 235cm x 65cm. Decide the order you would like these to be in on your cover. You will sew these together in rows along each 235cm edge using a 1.5cm seam allowance. You will need the 235cm x 65cm length piece to be at the bottom.

3. Back Pieces- Sew

Take your remaining back 5 pieces and repeat as above.

4. Back Piece- Seam

On your now fully sewn back piece turn the bottom edge in by 1.5cm and using a 1cm seam allowance and straight running stitch sew all the way along the edge to secure.

5. Assemble

Working from the top - line the front and back pieces on to each other, right sides together. Pinning can help to keep things in line as the duvet cover is so large, and it does get heavy! Your front piece will be longer than the back. At the bottom, turn the longer edge back over so it lines up against the front piece. This will create a ‘pillow’ style bottom edge to your duvet cover.

6. Sew

Starting at one edge of the bottom, and working towards the top use a 1.5cm seam allowance and a straight line stitch. Go all the way up, pivot on the corner, go along the top edge, pivot on the opposite corner, before sewing back down to the bottom again, leaving the final bottom edge open, ready for your duvet.

7. Turn Out

Turn out the right way and push the corners out. Press if required.

8. Inner

Insert your duvet cover! You will need to tuck your bottom duvet covers into the pillow style edge. Optionally you could also add buttons and button holes, a long zip edge, poppers or even ribbon ties if you felt the cover needed it.

Et voila… One duvet cover!

To see more from Paula follow her on Instagram @thecraftylass

Made by Paula Milner for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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