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with Laurie Medford
Online Class

Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers

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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!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h14m

Included in this Class

1. Measuring & Fabric Choice

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

2. Front Pieces & Welt Cord

Learn professional techniques for cutting the duvet front pieces and learn how to eliminate bulk as you plan your cuts and seam placement. Then, pick up tricks for cutting bias strips that will be used to create cording. See how to chain piece your bias-cut fabric together and how to use a cording foot to get smooth and taut welt cord.

3. Sewing the Front Layers

3. Sewing the Front Layers

Learn to manage large pieces of fabric, even without a lot of space, as Laurie shows you an alternative to pinning. Then, discover the proper technique for piecing your panels and cording together before you round the bottom corners for a truly custom look! Finally, achieve the luxury look of a padded duvet as you attach the lining and interlining and hand tack it in place with Laurie's guidance.

Recommended with this class

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