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with Laurie Medford
Online Class

Custom Bedding: Designer Bedskirts

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If you’re putting the final touch on your bedding, there’s no piece that brings everything together quite like the perfect bedskirt. Join custom home furnishings expert Laurie Medford, and explore the designer details and techniques you need to bring beautiful bedskirts to life. Laurie will guide you step by step through three stunning styles, and easy variations, teaching you to how to create even gathers, perfect kick pleats and contrasting tuxedo pleats. No matter your mattress size, learn how to sew a full decking, or use easy-to-install bands to attach your bedskirt. Plus, get insider tips along the way: from measuring fabric to fuss-free installation. When the class is finished, you’ll have mastered the skills you need to create the bedskirt of your dreams!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h16m

Included in this Class

1. Planning & Design Options

1. Planning & Design Options

Meet designer Laurie Medford and learn more about the custom bedskirts you'll make in your class. Laurie explains how to measure your bed and choose the right fabric for your project, whether it's a gathered, flat or box-pleated bedskirt.

2. Gathered Bedskirt

2. Gathered Bedskirt

You can make a bedskirt with full or partial gathers easily with Laurie's guidance. Learn how to calculate the amount of fabric you'll need and match pattern repeats. Laurie shows how to gather large amounts of fabric evenly with stitching or gathering tape. This skirt can be attached to the bed with quick-to-sew installation bands -- no need to remove the mattress!

3. Flat Bedskirt With Kick Pleats

3. Flat Bedskirt With Kick Pleats

For a more tailored look, consider a flat bedskirt with kick pleats at the corners. Laurie shows how to railroad your fabric so each panel can be made without seams. You also can choose to add pleats in the middle of your side panels for a decorative touch. This bedskirt is fully lined and designed to be attached to the bed with decking that lies under the mattress.