When I was dreaming up this playroom/guest room, besides wanting it to be blue, I wanted to use Smith Honig’s Camouflaged Jagger fabric to create a ruffled bedskirt. There was no other fabric that I wanted except for that one. I guess you can say, the room was somewhat designed around it. I love ruffled patterned bedskirts and I knew for this room, I would have to make one. Since my bed frame is wood, I thought the easiest thing to do would be to create a no-sew bedskirt. If you want to create one that requires sewing, just think of it like sewing a pleated/ruffled skirt together to get you started. Below are the steps to how I created this beautiful bedskirts.
This post is done is sponsored by Smith Honig. All thoughts are mine and mine alone.
Prep Time: 10 mins Active Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins
- No-Sew Adhesive
- Staple Gun
- Measuring Tape
Measuring for proper yardage of fabric
With a measuring tape, measure area of bed that will be covered with the bedskirt and double it to account for the creating of pleats/ruffles. For example I measured 75″L on one side of my bed and 22″L on the bottom. 75+22=97″, I asked Smith Honig to send me three yards (108″) of their Camouflaged Jagger fabric. I knew that the height of the bedframe was approximately 15″. The roll of fabric they sent was approximately 52″ wide. With this knowledge, I can easily double my fabric length by cutting the fabric (long way) in half and ironing the seams together using a no-sew adhesive. Depending on the height of your bedframe, you can possibly triple the yardage and create closer pleats. Below is an example of how you can triple your yardage if your bedframe is approximately 12″ high.
Steps to Creating a No-Sew Bedskirt
1,Gather materials and prep your area for this project. Since the bedskirt was not going around my bed, I had to make sure to paint the exposed areas of the daybed. I also chose to paint the main area of the daybed that the mattress sat on.
2.Measure, cut, and apply no-sew adhesive using an iron to the fabric. Fold approximately 1″ of the edge of the right side of the fabric back and iron it to create a crease. Then stick the no-sew adhesive in between the crease and iron for easy control. You will mainly want to do this on the bottom of the fabric that will be kissing the floor. Let me not forget to mention, you will need to use the no-sew adhesive when attaching the two seams together from when you cut the fabric in half to create more yardage (refer to MEASURING FOR PROPER YARDAGE OF FABRIC)
3. Next, you are going to take your fabric and staple gun and staple a corner of the fabric onto the daybed/boxspring…or whatever you are using as your base. Make sure the fabric is kissing the ground not dragging on the ground. After you have secured that corner with that first staple, you are going to pinch the fabric together and staple working your way down the boxspring/bed frame/daybed. This is a bit tricky as if you staple and pinch the pleats too close together you will run out of fabric. You will need to use your best judgement and eye it and space it out accordingly.
4. When you get to the corner you will have play around with the fabric a bit if your corner is squared off. If your corner is a radius, you will just follow the radius and continue to pinch and staple.
This is how the finish product looks. I could have easily cut the fabric height shorter, but a part of me was being lazy and another part was, what if I decide to use this for something else and I need pieces that have some width to it.