Monday, January 12, 2015

How to Turn Curtains into a Duvet

how to turn curtains into a duvet

How to Turn Curtains into a Duvet? I bet you never asked that question before. It wasn't my first idea but my bed was in need of a serious change. Honestly, I was only looking for fabric at Fabricland to create a duvet for my bed when I saw this amazing already made duvet on the display bed. Perfect, I thought... until there was no more for sale. None. I tried everything, asked the employees that worked there but nope there was none. I been looking for a bed cover for a while now but never found something I really liked so I thought making one would solve my problem except when I find something I love they don't have it. They only had the curtain in this fabric. As much as they called it a sale, I spent $100 (still makes me cry) on two gray AINSLEY Back Tab Panel Pair curtain sets.


I normally hand sew my clothing creations and somehow avoided ever having to use the sewing machine (that includes the time I took fashion class in high school) but I had my grandma visiting during this project and thought she is the perfect person to teach me how to use the sewing machine that we own but barely ever use. It was time to learn because now that I have my son, I don't have much time to hand sew anything using the machine will speed things up. So now this is my very first sewing lesson on the sewing machine and my very first sewing project. I skipped the little practice sewing projects and went straight to the test.

This curtain is 96 inch x 96 inches (244 cm x 244 cm) per set and we only had one sewing needle for the sewing machine so we had to make sure it did not break. Since we are using a curtain there was extra fabric for where the rod would have been resting.


I took out the thread from the side to remove the extra fabric.


Next, I turned the curtain with the print facing down and started to pin one side of the curtain to one side of the matching pair.


After it was pinned, it was time to step on the peddle and start sewing.


 I sewed the top, one side and the bottom of the duvet. For the second side, I made sure to leave an opening in the middle area so that I could put a blanket inside if I wanted to. I made sure to take out the pins after sewing before fixing the duvet properly. 


Easy to open. I will add velcro later to keep the blanket out but for now, it works fine.


I put my duvet inside. (Yes it is leopard print.)


It took most of the day to finish (just in time to go pick up my siblings) but I finally did. 


The gray goes very well with my silver bed frame.


*Tip* If you find the duvet to be heavy take the inside liner of the curtains out.


Now my bed looks refresh and I can sleep in my new duvet. I still can't believe I made this. It was a lot of fun creating and learning. Time-consuming but so much fun. I did forget a pin inside so I got poked a few times. It was tricky locating it but after getting poked again, I finally found it! 

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    1. Thank you Mari, I am happy you liked this project. :)

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  2. Hi Shanice! I just wanted to introduce myself because I've been following your blog which I found from Pinterest, I loved so many of your pins it lead me to your blog! But I just wanted to tell you how creative I think you are and I love all your different projects and your ambition!! You inspire me every day! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. What a wonderful comment to wake up to Deana. It is comments like yours that fuels me up to do more. Thank you for continuing to come to my blog. I hope to keep inspiring you everyday :)

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  3. This is terrific it looks great. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can still link up today) hugs!

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  4. SUCH a brilliant idea and it turned out beautifully Shanice! Thank you SO much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Blog Hop this week!!! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to next week!

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    1. Thank you so much for you comment. It made my day :) See you at the next party!

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  5. love that you have reused with a purpose looks great
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Shanice! Great idea! Sharing on the Sunday Features FB. Thank you so much for linking up at Sunday Features! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Denise, you have a great week as well!

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  7. awesome idea!! i am so trying this! I would love for you to link this up to Pin Worthy Wednesdays :)

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    1. Thank you Keitha, I will defiantly stop by :) thanks for the invite.

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  8. Very clever! I love a good repurposing project!
    So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. Please be sure to come back Monday for the new party!

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    1. Thank you Shirley, see you at the next party!

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  9. Found you on Your Homebased Mom. Great idea for curtains! Following you on G+ now.

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    1. Aww thank you Kathryn for the comment and for following me. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Brilliant idea. I saw some of your pins on Pinterest as well. Good job.

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    1. Thank you so much Raine, I hope you continue to stop by! :)

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  11. Great job! My oldest dd wants to redo her room and we find lots of curtains she likes, but we're having a difficult time finding a comforter. Maybe this is a good solution for us.

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    1. Yeah it was the same for me. I don't know why it is so hard to find a good comforter. Hope this helps, happy curtain shopping :)

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  12. That's a great idea. The already built-in lining is an added bonus.

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  13. This looks so nice! Way to persevere and end up with something beautiful and one-of-a-kind!

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    1. Thank you Meredith, it is always nice to have something one of a kind ;)

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  14. Such a smart idea...you have my head spinning now! I'll be looking at curtains differently! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you Vickie, it really does work as fab fabric for anything really.

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