Learn how to make a bed skirt quickly, easily, and in any size! This project is sponsored by JOANN.
Necessity is the mother of all invention, right? Well when we got a new mattress a few months ago (a Tempur-pedic, holla!) I also got a new bed frame. It never made sense to me why standard bed frames are only like 6 inches off the ground. I found a much taller one, and now have PLENTY of room under the bed! The problem? It was impossible to find a bed skirt that fit! The ones I found were either either way too short or way too long. I could have hemmed it, but I was also having trouble finding the right color. Luckily, JOANN has fabric in EVERY color ever! I was able to find the exact shade of navy blue and learned how to make a bed skirt to perfectly finish our bed!
How To Make A Bed Skirt
Learn how to make a bed skirt quickly, easily, and in any size!
- Home Decor Fabric (54 inch width)
- Coordinating Thread
Step 1: Start by measuring and cutting your fabric straight down the middle.
Step 2: Start cutting out your sections. You'll have 2 side pieces, 1 end or foot piece, and 2 corner panels.
- Subtract 3.5 inches from the each of the side pieces and 7 inches from the foot piece
- Corner panels are 16 inches wide
- Remember to add 1/2 to 1 inch for hem allowances before you cut (I hemmed mine at 1 inch)
- Add 2-3 inches to the height of the bed so you have a place to attach to the box spring.
- EXAMPLE: my queen bed is 80x60x80 and I wanted 1 inch hem so my panels were cut out:
78.5 x 20 inches (2)
55 x 20 inches
18 x 20 inches (2)
Step 3: Add a seam to the sides and bottom of each panel. Since the top will be hidden, I didn't bother with a seam and just used the straight edge of the fabric. Fold the fabric over:; you can use a ruler to do this, or lay the fabric on a cutting mat with measurements.
Step 4; Pin the fabric in place and iron down if needed. If you use a nice, heavy home decor fabric you should be able to crease with your hands and have the pins hold in place pretty easily.
Step 5: After all your pieces are hemmed, you can attach them to your box spring. Just slide the mattress over and add your corner panels first.
- Initially, I planned to use uphostery twist pins but forgot we don't have a traditial box spring and instead have a mattress foundation so it's solid.
- Instead, we used a staple gun and it worked perfectly.
Step 6: After your corner panels are added, put the side pieces on (starting in the top by the headboard.
Step 7: Lastly, attach the foot/end panel and move your mattress back into place!
Our bedroom looks so much better now that we added a DIY bed skirt! Making our own was a simple way to get the exact size and color we needed. By using a quality home decor fabric from JOANN, I knew it would look good and that it will last! Next up? DIY curtains in the same fabric!
Amy Saunders says
Oh my God, thank you so much for making me realize that it’s actually really easy to make a decent bed skirt! I’ve been planning to decorate my bedroom just to live up to the holiday spirit. I’ll remember this information so I’ll make the right purchase later.