How to Sew a Bedspread


If you desire a new look to your bedroom, many times this can be achieved by giving your bedding a face-lift. By simply changing your bedspread, your room can take on a whole new feeling. If you can't find what you're looking for in stores, or simply feel like designing your own, it's possible to do so by making your own bedspread. If you own a sewing machine and can sew a straight line, you can make a bedspread.

Things You'll Need

  • Sewing machine Fabric Filling--optional Old bedspread--optional Heavy-duty sewing needle
  • Choose whether you'd like to cover an existing bedspread or make a new one from scratch. If you choose to cover an existing bedspread, you'll already have filling to make the spread more plush. If you desire to start from scratch, you can choose to insert filling or leave it flat. Covering an existing spread is probably the easiest and least expensive route to take.

  • Measure the size of the spread you desire to make. Remember to allow for 1-inch seams when you are measuring. If purchasing new filling, you'll need the same size of filling material as the fabric purchased for the spread itself. If you are covering an existing bedspread, you'll just need to purchase the new fabric to cover it with.

  • Purchase your fabric. You should be able to find what you want at local fabric shops or online. If you are unsure of how a particular fabric will work, ask the personnel at the store. They should be able to tell you how the fabric will hold up when washed and whether it will be easy to work with. Cotton-based fabrics are probably the easiest to work with and will hold up the best when washed.

  • Turn your fabric inside-out and sew up three sides of it. If you are using a filler, place the correct size filler on top of your material before you sew. This way the filler will be attached to the outside fabric when you turn it right side out. If using an existing bedspread as the filler, do the same with it as you would the new filler.

  • Fold in the edge that is not sewed so the ragged seam is turned inside and you won't see it. Finish the last seam by sewing a straight line across it. Now your bedspread should look like one big rectangle. You might want to sew several seams across the top of the spread to hold the filling in place. Measure off the spread in quarters, so your seams will all match up. Your spread is now finished and ready to use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Purchase extra fabric to use as pillows or curtains. If you finish the last seam's edges but do not sew them together, you can use Velcro or buttons to close the seam and you'll have a duvet cover you can remove and wash. Let your imagination go wild. Shop around to get the best deal on fabric.

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