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February 25th, 2013

My Cozy DIY linen Duvet

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I love washed linen bedding. It looks both chic and laid-back, it’s cool in the summer, and soft and cozy in the winter. I’ve been eyeing the above linens from Bella Notte on Layla Grayce for so long that I even had them on my wedding registry. But, like most things beautiful and luxurious, they are really, really expensive. Instead of forking over the cash, I decided to DIY myself a linen duvet cover and pillow case–so I went to the fabric store over the weekend and bought their softest linen and some teal blue dye.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

What I used:
-Seven yards of the softest linen I could find ($15/yard) (for my king-sized bed)
-Teal dye
-Tassel trim
-Sewing Machine
-Five Buttons
-Scissors

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

What I did: I had this amazing long fringe trim leftover from a previous project and dyed it together with the fabric.
I used a king-size sheet as a pattern, and cut the fabric into the same shape and dimension as the sheet. (I had to sew two pieces of fabric together to make one large square.)
Next I sewed the trim onto two opposite sides of the square.
I then took the sheet and sewed it to three of the fours sides of the large linen square. (I sewed it inside-out so that the seams would be hidden on the inside.) I left the top side open so that there would be a place for the blanket.
I then sewed on a few buttons a cut some button holes to match on the open side.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

The whole project cost me $110 in fabric and dye and about three hours.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

I finally have the linen duvet I’ve been after!

 

27 Responses to My Cozy DIY linen Duvet
  1. catie says:

    i love this!
    it turned out amazing.
    years ago i DIYed my kids’ duvets using flat flannel sheets. they are like giant pillowcases.

  2. beautiful!!

    & i love how you take things into your own hands. ;)

  3. Tonia says:

    I love the color and the trim. You’re so talented!! It looks so cozy.

  4. Jessica says:

    Where did you find the trim? Amazing!

  5. from fabric shopping to fantastico! you rocked it out, girl. once again, you rule. xx, s

  6. janika R says:

    Lovely color and great post…

  7. Judy says:

    Lovely…and I am proud of your spunk. I too have had Bella Notte on my “want list” for a long time. I still want their silk velvet throw. Can you come up with a way to make that affordable? :^) Great job!!

  8. Beckie says:

    Looks very comfy! The colors are so cool! Thanks for sharing this project Justina!

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  10. Chirley says:

    ficou muito lindo e parece bem aconchegante! Obrigada por compartilhar ideias lindas!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful piece?

    Where did you find that trim?

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  17. where did you find the trim?

  18. century mill says:

    Hi Justina
    These do look good but a prefer a more tidy look and ironed quilt cover or bed linen, I just think it makes it look clean and crisp.
    But I will be adding these ideas to our website. The world would be a very sad place if we all liked the same things.
    Thanks

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  20. Rose says:

    Hi Justina,

    I was wondering if you still use this duvet, and if so, how it was holding up. I am looking to do similar project and I would like to know the durability level!

    Thanks

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Hi!
      Yes I still use it! It is totally durable–but the dye has washed lighter after several washings. it’s almost like a grey color now–but still really pretty.

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