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Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers

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Create the custom bedding of your dreams as you learn designer techniques for sewing decorator-quality duvet covers.

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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)

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Class Overview

Why buy designer bedding when there’s a designer out there who knows what you really want — you! Join renowned instructor Laurie Medford and create custom home furnishings that reflect the vision you have for your home. You’ll learn how to design and sew two decorator-quality duvets, starting with a three-paneled reversible duvet with welt cord details, then moving on to a banded two-tone duvet with perfectly matched mitered corners. Along the way, get insider techniques for measuring your bed, discover accessible tips for working with large pieces of fabric and learn to determine yardage with pattern repeats. Plus, install snap-tape closures and invisible by-the-yard zippers for nearly seamless results. Put your own elegant touch on your bedroom and surround yourself with designer quality at a fraction of the cost!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Measuring & Fabric Choice
Meet your instructor, decorator Laurie Medford, as she previews the two designer duvets you'll make in this class: a three-paneled, reversible duvet with welt cording, and an advanced center-field design with mitered corners, banding and designer details. Then, Laurie takes you through the simple calculations necessary to design truly customized bedding, whether you're using a solid fabric or one with a repeating motif. Finally, Laurie shares tips on which fabrics work best for these projects as well as which closures offer the best look and utility.
2. Front Pieces & Welt Cord
3. Sewing the Front Layers
4. Adding the Back & Zipper
5. Sizing & Cutting the Center-Field Duvet
6. Banding & Mitering
7. Snap Closure & Fabric Variations

Recommended with this class

  • Duvet snaps

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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