How to make a Duvet Cover Set for Girls

What can be more inspiring than our children? I do anything for my little girl and to see her smile. Sometimes I think she’s an unusual child, or maybe I just haven’t had enough experience with kids but the things that makes her happy at the age of 4 doesn’t seem the usual ones. She’s happier with cute dresses than with toys and she cares about her bedroom and loves having a lovely duvet cover set specially if pink is involved. She loves having things that are only and specially for her so anything with her name on it makes her feel over the moon. LOL.

How to Make a Duvet Cover Set for Girls

How to make a Duvet cover Set for Girls and also learn how to make cute pillowcases too!

I take a huge pleasure making things for her because she cherish them so much, She actually cares about who gives her anything and she never forgets. She has this PJ that a friend of mine gave her. It used to be her daughters. Each and every time I put it in the bathroom and she gets ready to wear it, she would tell me “Mommy Totis gave me this PJ and I love it”. Or if it’s a dress that grandma gave her she would always say “Mommy grandma gave me this dress”.

When she watches me making something that she knows is for her, she always tells me, Mommy I love what you are making for me! And God knows how proud I feel every time I see her happy when I make something for her!

This bedding set was one of my Christmas gifts for her. I had to hide to make it so it would be a surprise. It’s not the usual kind of tutorial you would find on my blog. I usually share quick and easy projects but this one took me about 3 or 4 days to finish. Of course I didn’t spend 24 hours on it, but I can say I spent several hours a day.

I’ll do my best to explain each step the best I can and as organized as I can.

This bedding set has 3 main parts. The duvet cover itself, the embroidered name and the pillows.

This was made for a twin sized duvet cover. You might need to adjust the amount of fabric you need according to the size duvet cover you will be making.

First thing is check the duvet exact measures in the duvet’s tag. Mine says 140 cm X 200 cm. I added 3 cm and 5 cm just to be sure it would fit fine in the new cover.

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Let’s start with Supplies:

  • 2 yards of white sheet fabric {the name might change between countries}
  • 3 yards of a patterned fabric for the bottom layer of the duvet cover
  • 1.5 yards each of 3 different but coordinated patterned fabrics.
  • Thread
  • Buttons
  • Lace ribbon {4 strips of 20 cm or 8 Inches}.

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* Here where I live most fabrics are 150 -180 cm wide {59 – 70 Inches}. If where you live fabrics are not as wide you can follow Corey’s technique to make the fabric wider.

Now I’m going to start with the pieces you need for the duvet cover and then I’ll show how made my girl’s name on one of the cover sections.

For the top layer of the duvet cover you need:

  • 2 rectangles white fabric 35,5 cm X 143 cm {14X56.5 Inches}
  • 2 rectangles fabric of EACH patterned fabric 35,5 cm X 143 cm {14 X 56.5 Inches}

For the Back of the duvet cover you need:

  • 1 piece of 143 cm X 205 cm {56.5 X 81 Inches}

Additional pieces:

  • 1 Rectangle of 143 cm X 15 cm {56.5 X 6 Inches}
  • 1 Strip of 143 cm X 5 cm {56.5 X 2 Inches}
  • Fabric scraps for letters.

The order in which I made to top layer:

Pattern 1 – White – Pattern 2 – White – pattern 1 – Pattern 2.

We are using one of the white rectangles to create the name. Because of the measures, the name shouldn’t be larger than 60 cm X 20 cm {24 X 8 Inches} but’s actually up to you; you can play with these measurements.

Print the name you want to place in the duvet cover in the actual size.

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Cut the letters and then using them as pattern draw and cut them in different fabrics {if you want it can be in one fabric}.

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Place each letter in the white fabric. Once they are as you want them pin them in place. Make sure they are well pinned so they won’t move.

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To make sure the letters don’t move around, stitch them first with straight seam really close to edges.

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Then using the tighter zigzag stitch the sewing machine allows, zigzag all around the edges.

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When all the letters are done stitching, iron the whole piece so the fabric fits into place. Usually it gets wrinkled because of the zigzag.

The let’s start assembling the top layer together.

Take the pieces pattern 1 and plain white. With right sides together stitch with a 1 cm seam and then serge the edges so that it won’t come fray apart in the wash. If you don’t have a serger like me, simply run it through the machine again with the zig-zag stitch making sure that it catches the fabric on the outer edges.

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Then do the same but adding the pattern 2 with right sides together. Then stitch the white fabric with name on it, and then pattern 1 and the last panel would be pattern 2.

Iron the whole top panel so it will be easy to manage. This is more or less what you would have so far {the other half is there I promise, just didn’t have enough space}.

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

12 Comments at How to make a Duvet Cover Set for Girls

  1. Camila

    I love this! So beautiful…I wish I had half of your talent!

    1. Camila

      Awwww thank you so much!!!! You are so sweet!
      Hugs

  2. Camila

    Beautiful duvet and pillows! Love the colors and the personalization. No wonder Emma is so proud of mommy made things! Your tutorial was great — thanks for taking the time to put together such easy to follow directions.

  3. Camila

    What a lot of work! Wow you have truly created something beautiful and unique. I love the contrasting colours and patterns! It’s so nice that you get so much pleasure creating things for your daughter. My daughters are thankfully exactly the same, I can make the smallest of things for them and they love it.

    1. Camila

      That’s an awesome feeling isn’t it??? I love seeing her face even when I make her a hair bow!!! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you like this project!
      Hugs

  4. Camila

    Wow, this is so pretty! I’m still a beginner in the sewing department, but I can’t wait to get to the point where I can make something like this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Bree

  5. Camila

    Oh my goodness, Cami! These are absolutely gorgeous! I love, love, love the pink and green, I’d have given anything to have this in my room when I was a kid (or even now!). And you can tell there was love sewn in with every stitch :)

  6. Camila

    Great tutorial! Definitely added to my list of things to make!

    If you have time, I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/welcome-to-really-crafty-link-party-6.html).

  7. Camila

    Wow, Camila! This is beautiful! I love the colors your chose–and the matching pillows are adorable! What a talent!

  8. Camila

    You did a fab job. These are my daughters favorite colors! My new goal in life is to learn how to sew.

  9. Camila

    This is beautiful! We are redoing my daughter’s bedroom this spring, and I may have to make her a bedding set after seeing this.

  10. Camila

    Wow, I admire the work you put in to show everything in detail! Sounds like a great weekend plan. :)

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