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How to sew a bedspread on a bed with your own hands


Long away not in every studio you can sew to order quilted cover, and if you can persuade, the price of work, not including supplies, can be insignificant.

Any person who cleverly handles scissors and a needle can sew a quilted bedspread with her own hands -)

Bedspread model selection

The simplest bedspread - fabric rectangle, preferably tapestry. It can be cut and sewn without lining.

If you want to have a silk or satin coverlet, more elegant, also with a frill along the edge, you need to additionally stock up with padding polyester and lining fabric.

For the lower layer, usually simpler fabric is selected.

Given below step-by-step instruction designed for those craftswomen who first take up the creation quilted bedspreads independently with the introduction of their ideas into the work.

How to sew a bedspread

A small bedroom with ordinary furniture will look ridiculous if there is a satin or brocade cloak on the bed. But in a large and spacious room, the bed can be distinguished with a bright product made of smooth fabric. To complement the interior will help pillows, track or bedding.

A large double bed in a small room needs to be visually made smaller, thereby expanding the space. In this case, for the bedspread you need to choose a fabric that will be combined with the color scheme of the interior. And small details, such as pillows, can be distinguished with contrasting fabrics. This technique will allow you to divert attention from large furniture.

For bedspreads in the small bedroom, plain fabrics are suitable. In the manufacturing process on the product, you can make a bright strip with applique. From the same bright fabric there should be pillows or a cape on the head of the bedroom furniture.

Choice of model and fabric

Of course, buying a finished product will be much easier than messing around with a pattern and sewing the product with your own hands. But when the cover is ready, you will realize that time is not wasted.

A responsible occupation for any housewife is the choice of fabric and the style of the bedspread. A hi-tech or minimalist bedroom will look tasteless if a satin product with frills and ruffles lies on the bed.

For each specific bedroom, you need to individually select the style, style and fabric for the wrap. Bedspreads are:

  • light
  • with or without lining,
  • from dense fabric.

DIY bedding

The very first thing to do is the pattern of the bedspreads on the bed. This is usually a rectangle for which the following dimensions are needed:

In the process, for loose fitting, 3–3.5 cm are added to these measurements.

It will take a measure with which to determine the height of the bedspread. It is measured from the surface of the mattress to the desired length. When constructing a pattern, the resulting value is multiplied by 2 (since the cover hangs on both sides of the bed) and is added to the width value. Be sure to consider allowances for hemming. Depending on the thickness of the selected fabric, this value reaches 7 cm.

Depending on the design of the bed, you need to make the correct calculation of the length of the bedspread. The bed can have 2 or 1 back, so the wrap can be the size of the mattress or hang from all sides. As decoration for a cape are used:

If the back of the bed is only near the head, then the opposite edge will certainly hang. To the length value, it is necessary to add the height of the bedspread and the allowance for the hem.

A double bed may not have a headboard at all, then the height of the bedspread, multiplied by 2, is added to the length value. The allowance is also multiplied by 2.

A product with decor will help to create a romantic atmosphere in the room.

The role of bedspreads in the interior

The bedspread is an important element of the interior, as textiles complement the design of the room, adding coziness and comfort.

To update the interior of the bedroom, you can sew a bedspread on the bed

The bedspread has two main functions, which we will consider in detail.

  • The aesthetic function is to decorate a room, complementing the design of the walls. As a rule, color is combined with the overall design of the room.
  • The practical function is to hide bed linen from prying eyes, as well as create a cozy atmosphere in the bedroom.

Model selection

A self-made product will have one clear advantage - it is an individual embodiment of the idea for a modern and comfortable bedroom. Let's look at the fashionable types of curtains from curtain fabric.

The choice of model or style of the bedspread should be dictated by the personal taste of the hostess herself

A correctly selected bedspread creates a wonderful mood in space. Therefore, it is so important to determine the model and color of the product. To begin with, it is worth knowing in what style the bedroom is made, so that textile objects: covers, wraps emphasize the direction.

Classic interior

Characterized by straight lines, pure plain colors and expensive natural fabrics. For this style, the curtains of wine, dark blue, and chocolate tones are chosen. The bedspread in this interior is suitable with right angles, geometric stitch and ruffles in the color of lambrequins are acceptable to create a sense of harmony.

This is the style of French estates, where there is natural textiles with floral prints in creamy warm colors. Narrow monophonic ruffles are welcomed, in color to the tone of the plants. Sew brushes or an assembly according to the principle of "marquise".

This style is suitable for bedrooms of impressive sizes, where textiles play the main decorative role. The abundance of heavy and quilted fabrics on curtains and a cloak, the presence of lambrequins, a canopy and brushes. Heavy draperies, dark burgundy fabrics, malachite, coral with a soft velvet surface will make the style look like a palace.

The style belongs to modern urban interior designs. The hi-tech bedroom will look relevant if you use fabrics with a glossy satin sheen, metallic gray or with metallic thread.

After the decoration style is chosen, the colors are determined, you need to focus on the style. Pay attention to the presence of folds, ruffled draperies, additions in the form of decorative braid, fringe or embroidery. Thus, you will create a map of material consumption for yourself. Sketch the ideas you like on a piece of paper, and then you can start working in accordance with the master class presented below.

Textile Selection Criteria

What to sew a wrap on the bed, what material to choose? In modern design, the main rule when choosing a fabric works:

  • For complex styles, plain fabrics are chosen, without a pronounced pattern or relief.
  • Textiles with convex or voluminous details, a large contrast print, all types of tapestries are chosen for simple geometrically correct products.
The choice of fabric depends on the design of your bedroom.

How to sew a bedspread on a bed

In order to sew a textile accessory yourself in the bedroom, two steps are necessary:

  • Preliminary.
  1. Measure the dimensions of the bed in width, length and height. Record the data on the leaflet with the image of the circuit. Add 10 centimeters to each value.
  2. Remember that if the cape has ruffles, assemblies, or draperies, the amount of fabric doubles.
  3. If the cover is quilted with insulation material, then decide in advance what thickness the synthetic winterizer will be. Distinguish between thin, medium and thick.
  4. Get drapery fabric, synthetic winterizer and lining fabric. Threads in the color of the product, and braid, lace and other decorative elements - only if necessary.
  5. Before cutting, the textiles must be ironed with steam so that it shrinks. Wash the lining in the delicate wash mode.

After cutting, we proceed to sewing in the following order:

  1. First, we process all the small parts, if any.
  2. We sketch the main fabric on the synthetic winterizer, mark the stitch with a special chalk or felt-tip pen on the fabric. This process must be carried out immediately before the sewing starts on the sewing machine, otherwise the marked lines will disappear.

Sewing your own bedspread on a curtain bed is not at all difficult even for beginners. It is enough to observe the sequence of operations and be careful. A home-made bedspread will decorate the interior and will delight its mistress.

Taking measurements

We are armed with a centimeter tape and measure the bed or a sofa along, across and in height.

On a piece of paper in a cage at the selected scale building a drawing for clarity.

It turns out a rectangle, strips are joined to its sides, the width of which corresponds to the height of the bed or sofa.

We plan fabric consumption

You can immediately draw on the drawing the lines along which the stitch of the bedspread will be performed.

The drawing itself should consist of squares or rhombs of exactly the same size.

Choosing a convenient size is easier on paper, where an unsatisfactory result can always be fixed.

Diagram on paper

When calculating tissue consumption, you need the total length of the frills is multiplied by 1.5.

Perhaps for their tailoring will be enough of those strips that remain after the cut of the main fabric.

  • With a fabric width of 140 cm, the amount of material for frills is calculated separately and added immediately so that you do not scold yourself later.

When choosing a fabric, you need to pay attention to its width.

  • So, for a double bed, a width of 140 cm may not be sufficient, and additional seams can adversely affect the appearance of the finished bedspread.

It is better to immediately take a width of 280 cm.

Cut layers

Pattern cut

If satin or silk is chosen, the materials are rather slippery, you must approach the cutting process carefully.

It is most convenient to fold the fabric twice in length so that the length of the upper part from the fold line is equal to half the desired length.

You can do the same with the width. Then close to the cut line in several places to connect the layers with pins or needles.

In the same way, the sintepon lining and the lower layer are cut out in size, but you can not make an allowance for shrinkage.

Color selection

If you choose the right bedspread for a bed, then the bedroom will turn into a real paradise for relaxation, and also emphasize your excellent taste. There are several tricksthat will help determine the color of the product:

  1. In a small room, the bed cannot be a bright spot, as it visually makes the space filled. It is advisable that the bedspread match the color of the trim or surrounding objects.
  2. A major role is played by the main and additional lighting of the room. For a dark room, light and warm shades are suitable. In a well-lit room you can fantasize in the choice of color.
  3. For a large room, you can choose a fabric with cold shine and tints. A product made of such a fabric will be ideal in the summer, when the sun is very hot on the street. It will visually make the room cooler, and stay in it - more comfortable.
  4. To diversify the interior, fabrics with a pattern, bedspreads with various decorative elements will help.
  5. Visually expand the boundaries of the room using pastel colors. Light shades are fresh, help create coziness.

Sewing capes with ruffles

To sew it with your own hands, you need to make a pattern. It will take a measurement of the length and width of the bed. Using them, we build a rectangle, which will be the basis.

A frill is sewn to the base around the entire perimeter. Its length will depend on the height of the furniture and on your desire.. If the bed has two headboards, then the frill is sewn only in width, to two opposite sides. If the back is single, then the frill is not sewn to that part of the bedspread that is adjacent to the back.

During the cutting of fabric, it is absolutely necessary to make allowances for seams and loose fitting. The rim is an assembled fabric. To make it beautiful, you need to make it 1.5−2 times longer than the side of the base to which it will be sewn. The rim can simply be beautifully assembled and sewn to the base, or you can make uniform folds and also sew them to the base. The thicker the folds on the frill, the more fabric will be required.

To ensure that the bed with ruffles on the bed is beautifully draped at the corners, experts recommend inserting.

Such a product can be sewn from two colors. Moreover, it is not necessary that the fabrics are the same in texture. The main thing is that the resulting product fits harmoniously into the interior of the bedroom.

Cape with ruffles is suitable for the interior of a children's room for a girl. For the manufacture of such a product, gentle pastel shades are used. Bedspread for a girl DIY is as easy to sew as a large product.

Double-sided blanket

Such a product would be an excellent solution for the bedroom. For its manufacture, you need to choose only those fabrics that complement the interior of the room. One side of the cloak can be a dark shade, and the other is light. Covering the bed every day with a different side, you can change the look of the bedroom and your mood.

Sewing such a product to a beginner will not be easy, but online workshops will come to the rescue, which detail the progress of the work.

A double-sided blanket can also be made with a frill, if you choose the right fabric and beautifully process the edges of the frill.

A good idea would be one side of the cloak make from plain fabricand the other from color. In order to cheer yourself up in the morning, you just need to lay the wrap on the bed with the colored side up.


This element of the bedroom will always look not only interesting, but also expensive. The line laid on the fabric makes it more effective and attractive. Sewing such a product yourself is easy, you just need to follow the sequence in everything.

To build a product drawing, the same dimensions will be required. Using the sheet in the cage, you need to display the lines of the alleged seams. It can be vertical or horizontal lines, with the help of lines you can depict some kind of pattern on the fabric. If needed, to be clearly visiblethen you can use a contrasting thread.

A pre-made drawing makes it possible to correct the drawing without affecting the materials and process.

Usually a quilted bedspread has three layers:

If you use a dense fabric for its manufacture, then the filler can be discarded. Also, it is not needed if you plan to sew a summer wrap on the bed.

The following fabrics are used for the bedspread:

If the fabric is of high quality, then it does not shed. In any case, it must first be washed and ironed.

When calculating the fabric, you need to remember that after the stitches, the product will decrease, so you need to add 3-5 cm to each side. If you decorate the plaid with a piping, then you need to add 5 cm to each side.

To create a pattern on the fabric, you need to correctly fold the layers of the bedspread:

Facial tissue is laid on the work surface face down. The rest of the layers are laid on top of it. All folds are straightened, and the layers are fastened with pins. Using a pencil or chalk, based on the need to draw the selected pattern.

With all accuracy, the layers are sewn along the lines of the pattern. To make the product look neat, you need to sew all the stitches from the center to the edges. When the work is finished, you need to align the edges of the product with scissors.

Useful Tips

Given the fact that the coverlet is sewn for a long time, you need to choose only high-quality, expensive fabrics for it. This will result in a unique thing that during operation you will not have time to get bored.

The bedroom will look more elegant if the bed is covered with a satin or silk wrap.

Tapestry bedspread will be durable and reliable. Fur or wool wrap on the bed, will give softness and comfort to the room. With such a thing, the bed will be much warmer and more comfortable.

A double-sided quilted wrap on the bed will make the atmosphere warm, homely, add coziness, warm it on cool days.

The knitted cloak looks great on the bed. It can be knitted from different residues of yarn with a crochet or knitting needles.

What are the sewing techniques

Wraps differ not only in color and size, but also in the technique in which they are sewn. Quilted bedspreads - dense, warm, original. It is difficult for a beginner to do such a thing, but having plenty of time, patience, imagination, you can experiment.

Patchwork technique allows you to sew a blanket from the remains of several types of fabric. A product made using this technique is unique because each housewife has different materials and styles. You can additionally embroider the pattern in the center.

A simple way to sew a wrap, applique based. To do this, take any dense fabric onto which squares or rectangles are sewn in a certain sequence to create a pattern. So that the seams do not stick out, they are closed with braid.

The creation of do-it-yourself blankets using the color sorting technique involves cutting fabrics into equal parts. When a sufficient number of blanks is collected, they must be sorted by color. Sewing of the product is carried out in shades, creating smooth transitions.

Техника хаотически-геометрической сборки, так называемый пэчворк-калейдоскоп, позволяет создавать покрывала своими руками из кусочков ткани разной расцветки. It is not difficult to make a pattern, drawing, application in this style, you just need to sew squares of different colors in a certain sequence.

Patchwork with cookies is a complex product, but you can do it by following the tips. Buying such a thing is expensive, but for making it yourself, you need patience. Nodular patchwork is gaining popularity.

A patchwork bedspread made of jeans is a practical, non-marking thing. It can be taken on a picnic, spread out in the yard for children. It tolerates numerous washing, does not stretch, looks original. Raw materials for such things need to be saved. To fluff the joints use a steel brush.

Master Class

To sew a blanket, you must be able to work with a sewing machine. In this master class, the creation of a small wrap for a crib is described step by step.

One side will be with a small unpretentious pattern. The kid will like such pictures, and he will be happy to consider them. The second side is made of soft, non-marking material, so that the child is pleased to sleep under him.

This is how the finished product looks.

The fabric for the front and back side is carefully ironed so that there are no wrinkles.

Soft matter is laid on a flat surface, face side, and the second section with the pattern down. All irregularities must be cut with scissors, after which the edges should be fixed with pins to avoid displacement.

Sew along the perimeter, leaving a gap for inversion. When working with the machine, it is necessary to remove the pins.

Trim the angle at 45 degrees. Then with scissors cut off the excess material, leaving half a centimeter.

A blanket is turned out through the left hole.

The edges are fixed with pins.

Now the product must be sewn from the front around the perimeter.

Sewing a bedspread on a bed is easy. Complex products will take longer.

The photo shows both sides. You can use such a blanket in the summer, covering the child with the cool side, and in winter - using a warm cloth.

50 photos in the interior

To determine the technique of sewing, the color scheme will help visualization. The photographs show 50 ways of original design of a berth, taking into account the situation. Pillows, made in the same style with beautiful bedspreads, complement the image and make it complete.

The original wrap on the bed will give the bedroom a unique character. Complementing the image with pillows sewn in the same technique, a blanket on a chair, a tablecloth on a bedside table, you can create a composition. In addition to the aesthetic component, bedspreads can be used instead of blankets.

Markup drawing

Only an extra-class seamstress can afford to quilt a bedspread immediately on a typewriter. The rest will have to be patient and use a template cut out of thick paper based on preliminary calculations.

Stitch pattern

The template (square or rhombus) must be full size.

Starting from one of the corners on the front side of the product, we apply our blank and, trying to capture all three layers, “draw” the line with a basting seam.

Outlined - we shift the square (rhombus) close to the line with one side, and the next one - to the edge, again we sew.

And so on until we reach the opposite corner.

  • The future blanket should be on a smooth surface during operation.


  • If possible, try to scribble as close to the basting as possible, but not stepping on it, then the auxiliary thread will be easily removed.

As a workout

From the first time it is difficult to get the perfect result.

Who does not want to risk, maybe before sewing a silk quilted bedspread, previously work out on a quiltfor example for a crib.

Equipment patchwork (patchwork) allows you to fill your hand on even long seams according to an almost finished drawing, or rather, prepared on the basis of an idea.

Patchwork Technique

With patchwork any used items in the house are used, and patches from old jeans will give strength to the veil, if they “fit” into the general scheme.

  • It is easier to assemble a cloth from shreds of fabric prepared in the form of the same (patterned) squares, rhombuses, rectangles or triangles than to obtain identical figures on a fabric sliding in the hands, scribbling on a typewriter.

If the work the first time passed without difficulty, and the result inspired on new products, then the craftswoman took place!