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.
What I used:
–Seven yards of the softest linen I could find ($15/yard) (for my king-sized bed)
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.
The whole project cost me $110 in fabric and dye and about three hours.
I finally have the linen duvet I’ve been after!
i love this!
it turned out amazing.
years ago i DIYed my kids’ duvets using flat flannel sheets. they are like giant pillowcases.
Cool! Love that idea–and yes that is totally what they are like- giant pilowcases and so easy to DIY!
satsuki shibuya says
& i love how you take things into your own hands. ;)
Thanks Satsuki!! xxxx miss you!
nicole valentine don says
looks beautiful and cozy!!
Thanks Nicole– it is super cozy!!
I love the color and the trim. You’re so talented!! It looks so cozy.
Justina Blakeney says
aww thanks Tonia <3
Where did you find the trim? Amazing!
Justina Blakeney says
I had it from a an old bed skirt of mine that was from when we had a queen size bed–but a quick google search for ‘knotted long fringe’ and I found this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/106909621/white-chainette-fringe-triple-knotted-19
Shannon Flaherty Randall says
from fabric shopping to fantastico! you rocked it out, girl. once again, you rule. xx, s
janika R says
Lovely color and great post…
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!!
Looks very comfy! The colors are so cool! Thanks for sharing this project Justina!
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ficou muito lindo e parece bem aconchegante! Obrigada por compartilhar ideias lindas!
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What a wonderful piece?
Where did you find that trim?
monica Durban says
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stephanie sanders says
where did you find the trim?
century mill says
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.
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!
Justina Blakeney says
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.
Chrissy Winsor says
Oh yes, great mattress and cozy linen bedding is a match made in heaven! I can stay all day in it! Linen is so comfortable and yes they are so expensive. Your choice of color is amazing! It looks lovely. This project is totally worth it, it saves us some green and we can get any color that we want. And it only took 3 hours! Thank you for sharing.