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Custom Bedding: Designer Bedskirts

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Sew designer-quality bedskirts! Get the skills you need for flawless construction, installation and customization.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Laurie Medford
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Flat Bedskirt With Kick Pleats
4. Box Pleat Bedskirt
5. Basic Decking
6. Decking With Welt Cord
7. Installation Bands

Taught by

Laurie Medford
Laurie Medford
Laurie Medford is the owner of Centsible Creations, a professional design fabrication and installation company. When it comes to instructing, she is at no shortage. Laurie teaches students nationwide at the Custom Home Furnishings Academy, where she’s taught since 2005. She also acts as lead educator for both customers and employees at Rowley, a wholesale decorating supply company.

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