Sometimes when you purchase bedding from the store (after you have checked all the measurements and every detail needed) you might still end up coming home and trying it out to find out that it does not fit at all. This unfortunate incident is much more common than people realize and has brought many distresses and breakdowns throughout the years (especially in the cases of emergencies and last minute purchases). So in order to get the perfect bedding done, all customized for your own beds, here are some tips to consider.
● Picking the fabrics
When you are picking the type of fabric and the colour scheme, make sure to pick one that matches your interior decorations. If you have a single colour scheme going on, like all white or blues, then going for a spot of bright coloured fabrics will bring the pop of colour needed for the interior of the bedroom. Also make sure to pick the fabric depending on the weather as well. If you want to make bedding for winter then there is no point in getting cotton fabric (unless you are going to stitch in an extra layer of cloth inside).
You can always go for used fabrics too when making your own cloth art. Usually an old torn up shirt or pillowcase can be made into a great comfortable patchwork pillowcase or bed sheet with the right sewing accessories.
● Required items
You will need buttons, measured fabric to fit your bed (with the 3D measurements mind you), pins, an iron and sewing accessories and machine are required for making bedding. When getting the measurements, download a template for bedding from Google and then input your measurements to get the proper 3D measurements. Also you can consult the fabric department salespeople to get the right kind of fabric for bedding.
● Cutting the fabric
You will need to make sure to put the inseam width for the fabric when you are cutting the fabric as well. So draw the measurements before you end up cutting the fabric for precautionary actions.
Firstly, place the front sides of the fabric together and then allow the inseam marks (0.5inches) to be pinned together to align the two fabric together. Make sure to place the pins in a crosswise method. Then when you are stitching from the machine, stitch along the inseam only. And then after the centre panel is done with stitching then you can do the edges of the bedding to get the folding.
Make sure that all your pieces align together, which is the hard part since the fabric pieces tend to be really large so your pins need to be extra secure.