This week I'm looking at duvet covers. They can be super pricey, and it's really not much more than two sheets sewn together (sometimes).
First up, a duvet with ruching. I love them because they add a little texture, but don't look too busy!
Cirrus duvet from Anthropologie (I can't find it on the website but I think it was around $250)
Hadley ruched duvet cover from Pottery Barn, $179, king
Smocked duvet cover, Target $89.99, king
Made by Lex has a great tutorial using sheets from Target. $45 dollars for a king.
FABULOUS end result, but a little time consuming!
I would say BUY (from Target)! I'm thinking that I would rather spend a little more money to avoid pulling my hair out. I don't do well with lots of fabric around the sewing machine ... I end up sewing things together that don't belong and get very frustrated! Know your strengths, right? :)
And secondly, a plain (no ruffles or gathering) duvet out of fabric or sheets.
Allegra Hicks Embroidered duvet, West Elm, currently on sale, $89.99, King
Coral Chambray duvet, Target, $75.99, King
Or DIY, a tutorial via Design Sponge using fabric here or a tutorial using flat sheets here, both are super easy to follow, and materials are pretty cheap, just two flat sheets or yardage for size needed. My only issue with using fabric is that it will need to have seams down the front (since it isn't wide enough). You could line up the pattern (if it is larger), but I think I would prefer not to have seams. Just a personal preference :)
I say DIY, waiting until you find the perfect flat sheets to make it out of! That way you can save at least 50%, and total time spent would be a few hours. Of course, Target and West Elm (to name a few) have good sales at the end of the season, so it could definitely be worth it to grab one then!
I've been thinking about doing this for a while ... so this officially made it onto my DIY list!
Finally, today is the last day to vote for your favorite project in round1 of Creating with the Stars, Upcycle! I had a lot of fun with this! Taking something that is less than desirable and turning it into something that you love is definitely a favorite of mine! So I hope that you love my project too!