Easy Tailored Bedskirt Tutorial

 

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I just whipped up this super easy, super cheap tailored bed skirt.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I was tired of looking at all of this stuff peeking out from under the bed.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
Here’s a close up just in case you didn’t notice all of the crap important stuff shoved under the bed.  This is hubby’s side of the bed, and in his defense, we have really small closets, so lots of things get stored under the bed.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I found these window panels at Target on clearance.  They rang up at $1.98 each so I bought three.  They are the perfect, neutral woven fabric.
Here’s how I did it:
This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I cut the panels lengthwise into two 20” by 63” pieces.  I zig zag stitched along the raw edge since they seemed to be unraveling like crazy.  Then I joined them together along the short edge so I had a piece about 20” wide by 124” long.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
Since the long edge was already hemmed, I didn’t have to hem the edge.
This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I trimmed off both edges so the ends would be nice and straight.   Then I measured the side of my bed, added 1” for each side hem, and 8” for each pleat, and cut my long fabric piece to this length.  I sewed a 1” hem on each side edge.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
This is a really badly drawn diagram of the pleat.  Because the pleat folds back on itself, each 2” pleat adds 8” to the required measurement.  I pressed my pleat and then stitched across the top raw edges to hold it in place.

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
I pinned it directly to my box spring using safety pins.  Couldn’t have been easier.
This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial
Now everything is hidden away.  So much better!

My neighbor just saw my post and showed me her bedskirt.   It’s a similar style that can be put on without having to lift your mattress.  She got it on Amazon.  It wasn’t quite as cheap as mine, but it wasn’t very expensive either!

This tutorial for a tailored bedskirt couldn't be easier! What a great way to hide all that stuff under the bed! Easy DIY tailored bedskirt tutorial.

Pin this one^^!