If you're changing the decor in your bedroom, you might want a new king size bedspread. If you know basic sewing skills and know how to measure, you'll be able to make your own. You'll save money, get what you want and have the satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself. Making one isn't as daunting as you might think. Continue reading for some tips in creating your own king size bedspread.
Things You'll Need
- Quilting Fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Measuring Tape
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Tips on Making a King Size Bedspread
Measure the area of the bed you'll want to cover with your king size bedspread. The average size of a king size bedspread is 96 inches by 116 inches. If these measurements are too big or too small, you can always add or subtract inches to get the size you desire. Remember to add an extra 2 inches to your width and length measurements for a 1-inch seam allowance on all sides. For example, if your measurements are 96 inches by 116 inches, your fabric panel would be 98 inches by 118 inches.
Purchase your quilting fabric for the bedspread. You should be able to find something you'll like at your local craft or fabric store. Pre-quilted fabric is the best to use when making a bedspread, because it's pre-cushioned and easier to work with.
Cut your fabric out. Since you'll probably have to have two panels for each side, make sure to cut them evenly. For example, if your bedspread is 96 inches wide, you'll want two panels that are 50 inches wide each. The extra 2 inches are for the seams. You'll then be able to sew them together at the center.
Sew your two panels for both the top and bottom together in the center, joining the two pieces of fabric. Lay your top panel with the right side facing up, on a flat surface. Place your bottom bedspread fabric panel on top of it, right sides together. Pin the sides and one end edge together. Sew a seam around all three sides, leaving one side open.
Turn your bedspread right side out. You should end up with a finished-looking bedspread with one side still open. Fold the raw seam toward the inside and pin together. Sew the seam closed.
Finish your bedspread by sewing three to four evenly spaced seams down the whole length of the spread. This will attach the two sides of the bedspread together and keep them from slipping. Your new king size bedspread is ready for use.