How to Use a Bedskirt on a Bed With Slats

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A bedskirt can add continuity to your bed and hide under-the-bed storage. When you have a slat bed, using a traditional bedskirt can be difficult. Using ingenuity, you can repurpose a commercial bedskirt and make it work for your bed. For the best results, use a split-corner bedskirt to minimize the amount of sewing needed. Using this method also will eliminate the shifting and bunching of the bedskirt as the mattress moves.

Things You'll Need

  • Split-corner bedskirt
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Self-adhesive hook-and-loop fastener
  • Sewing machine

Use scissors to cut each side of the split-corner bedskirt away from the flat sheeting panel that covers typical box springs. Cut at the seam where the patterned or colored skirt meets the plain sheeting.

Measure each side of the bedskirt. Cut a length of hook-and-loop fastener to these measurements.

Separate the hook-and-loop fastener strip. Press the hook side of the fastener to the back side of the bed frame, flush with the bottom of the bed slats. Repeat for each length of hook fastener.

Adhere the loop fastener at the top of the front side of the bedskirt pieces, where you cut it from the sheeting. Stitch the fastener with a sewing maching to secure it. Repeat for each bedskirt piece.

Press the loop side of the fastener onto the corresponding hook side that is attached to the backside of the bed frame. Repeat for each of the bedskirt pieces.

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