Make a custom princess-themed comforter for your little princess. The comforter can add ambiance to a princess-themed bedroom or be saved for special occasions, such as cuddling up on family movie night or taking it to sleepovers. Use her favorite colors and storybook princess or create a custom design to capture her personality and interests. The comforter should be free of hazards, such as small beads that could cause a toddler to choke. Does this Spark an idea?
- Tape measure
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Lace, rickrack or bias tape (optional)
Measure the bed to determine the width and length. The princess comforter can cover the mattress or dust the floor on the sides and foot of the bed for a formal and regal look.
Add 1 inch for seam allowance to the length and width of your measurements.
Cut out a piece of fabric. Find one that features a princess image or a princess pattern with tiaras, castles and knights. Cut out a second piece of fabric in the same size for the back of the comforter. The back can be a solid color, such as pink, or offer another princess design for a double-sided comforter.
Lay the top piece of the fabric face down. Add a layer of batting to the backside of the fabric with the pattern or right side facing up. Use thick batting for a warmer blanket or thin batting in a warmer climate. Pin the three pieces together with straight pins going around the entire comforter.
Cut four strips of satin to create the border of the comforter. Two strips should be 1 inch longer than the width of the comforter and the other two strips should be 1 inch longer than the length of the comforter to allow for seam allowance. Use satin that is slightly wider than twice the width you want to make the comforter border.
Press 1/2-inch folds along the long sides of the satin and fold the satin in half over the rough edges of the comforter. Sew it together by hand or with a machine. Alternatively, tuck the rough edges of the comforter in and sew it together without the satin border, using a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine. Add lace, rickrack or bias tape.
Secure the three pieces of the comforter together. Sew straight lines at even intervals along the length of the comforter or trace the outline of the princess if the backside of the comforter is a solid color.
Alternatively, tie the pieces together by threading yarn or crochet thread in a complimentary color. Use a small, sharp needle and pull the thread down through the bottom of the comforter and back up again about 1/8 inch away. Tie the two ends together in a square knot.
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