Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Adding Trim to a Bed Skirt

Bed skirts are often plain and rather boring.  There are 3 basic styles of bed skirts- gathered, box pleat and kick pleat.  Custom details can be added to any bed skirt to add interest and to help compliment the rest of the bedding ensemble.
A few months back I made this kick pleat bed skirt for a designers client.  The client recently decided she'd like to have a flat trim added to the bottom.
Normally trim would be stitched on during the construction phase, but since this one is already constructed I thought it would be a great opportunity to show how trim can be added to a "ready made" (store bought) bed skirt with trim adhesive.
What you'll need:
  Fringe & Trim adhesive that dries clear and can stand up to dry cleaning
  Tailors chalk or other fabric marking pen

Decide where you want to place the trim.  In my case the designer specified 1" up from the bottom hem.
Using a ruler and tailors chalk, mark the placement line for the bottom of the trim.
Dab a line of glue on the beginning raw edge of your trim and turn the raw edge under 1/2"
Run a solid narrow bead of adhesive close to the long edges of the trim.
Place the bottom of the trim along the placement line starting on the back side and wrapping around to the front.

Put a few pins along the attached trim to hold it down while you work your way all along the lower edge of the bed skirt.
When you get to the other end of the bed skirt, wrap it to the backside just as you did at the starting edge, turning under 1/2".  Let glue dry completely, about an hour or so, remove pins and you now have a custom bed skirt.
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  1. What a great idea for a bedroom update! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  2. Thank you so much for this! I will definitely be using this info when I get around to making my bed skirt. It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  3. Totally BRILLIANT idea!!! I LOVE it!!! Thanks for your sweet note on my blog a bit ago! You made my day!!! I'm glad your dinner was GREAT!!! XO, Aimee

  4. What a wonderful finishing touch - it's all about the details isn't it!

  5. Nice idea! Mine is plain blue and could use some dressing up. Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie www.bearrabbitbear.com

  6. Thanks for the tutorials! I've joined so I don't miss any. ~ Maureen

    1. Hi Maureen,
      Glad you are enjoying the tutorials. I have many more where that came from and thank you for following!

  7. Wow. How pretty this turned out! Great job! Thanks for linking up!

    1. Hi Melody,
      Thanks for hosting. I plan to join every week.

  8. Oh I would love to see a tutorial on how to make a box pleated bed skirt. How to measure, how to attach, etc. Again, thanks for your blog.

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