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Pottery Barn Duvet Tutorial by Kristina at Cozy Cup of Tea!

 Good Morning all!

Get excited for this amazing duvet tutorial for those of you who can sew!
 {man, I am disqualified already!}

Today I have a fab guest post tutorial by the wonderful Kristina from A Cozy Cup of Tea!

This will literally knock your Pottery Barn lovin' socks off, it is so amazing:)

Here is Kristina to teach you how!!

Well hello there!  So many of you have asked me to do a tutorial on how I made my duvet cover. Silly girl that I am, I didn't take any photos while I was making the actual cover, but I will try to "re-create" the photos. This post is very picture heavy but I wanted to make sure it covered everything! This is the original photo I was inspired by.

This little beauty from Pottery Barn came with a $250 price tag which I was not about to pay.  So I headed on over to my local fabric store bought my own fabric and went from there.  I bought 2 bolts of unbleached muslin (with coupons of course) and used 35 yards of that. This is what I came out with.
I have a king size bed so I will give you the supplies for that size and you can add or deduct from that.

35 yards unbleached muslin
                                                         White Thread
Trim (for the ties at the end)
A LOT of patience!

Start out by taking 20 yards of the muslin straight off the bolt (still folded in half).  Take that 20 yards and lay it out as straight as possible then start cutting your muslin into 5 yard pieces.  You should have four 5 yard pieces.

Take each piece, unfold it so it is no longer folded in half and tear or cut it straight up the middle at the crease so that each 5 yard piece is now 2 pieces.  You should now have eight 5 yard pieces. (I really hope i am making sense!!)

Now comes the most time consuming part.  You take each piece and ruch it with your sewing machine (pronounced roosh).  This means you take the fabric and pinch it along the edge as you're sewing it.


Do that to both edges of every piece.  You can pin each one if you'd like but I got the same result without pinning and it saved me some time :)  Once each 5 yard section is finished you should have eight nicely ruched pieces. 

Now it is time to connect them all! For this step I did go with pinning to make sure they stayed in place as I was sewing.  I pinned one section at a time.  Once that part was sewn on I pinned the next and so on.


You should now have the top piece of your duvet cover finished.


The next part should be a piece of cake now :)  Take three pieces of muslin, wide enough to cover the width of the top and connect them together horizontally.  This is the back of the cover.

Once the back of the cover is in one piece, sew the two pieces together leaving an opening at the bottom.  This is the part where you use your decorative trim.  I chose a lace trim which I thought added a little elegance.  Cut 12 strips long enough to be able to tie two together.  These are going to be the ties at the bottom of the cover to enclose your comforter.  Measure the distance you want between each tie, then sew six on the top and six on the bottom.  It will end up looking like this...

Put your down comforter inside, tie up the bottom and voila!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or help you may need.  I tried to make this as understandable as possible but sometimes my directions don't always translate well! :)  I hope you all have a great time crafting and making your home beautiful!

Thanks so much Kristina!!
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