Photo Journal: I made a duvet cover!

Oct 10, 2018Create, Lifestyle

Last weekend, I mustered up all my creative energy and patience and got to work behind my sewing machine to make my own DIY duvet cover. Now if you’re reading this and know where I live, you’re probably wondering to yourself – why the heck would she even have a duvet? Isn’t it disgusting humid in American Samoa most of the year? Welp, yes. BUT if there’s one thing I love more than falling asleep to the sound of this tropical rain, it’s getting all snuggled up under a down feather duvet while it’s absolutely pouring outside. Can you say #hygge? Look it up. Also, I found out the a/c in my room works and it’s changed my life.

SO the past few years I’ve had a naked white duvet. And after many breakfasts in bed, dinner over movie nights, and just general klutziness and spillage, it was time to literally put a sheet over it. I wanted to order a cute minimalistic duvet cover but figured I should change it up, go for a full color/print fabric, and make my own. Ian and I hit Forsgren’s fabric aisle and both agreed on this forest green island-y print cotton fabric.

All in all, I spent a little less than $50 on fabric, and probably something like 6 hours on measuring/cutting/sewing (give or take a couple of hours for in-between breaks haha) since we have a massive cal king-size bed. It was quite an undertaking for me since it’s just such a huge piece, but it was fun and I felt so proud of myself for doing beautiful french seams. Also major props to Ian for keeping me entertained when I needed a break, and I think he cleaned the whole house and like, fixed the car or something, while I did just this!

Anywayyyy- here are photos of me and Office Scruffles taking up the task. Please excuse my sewing outfit and shoes! Comfort for comforters… I’m also writing this at 1am so please bare with me and my sass. Photos by Mr. Ian-credible.

DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com
DIY Duvet Cover in island print fabric | Nerelle.com

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