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Thursday, September 9, 2010

PB inspired no sew bed skirt!

I LOVE Pottery Barn...who doesn't though?! We all know they can be a bit expensive, so I always like to flip through their magazine and get ideas for my next DIY project!
This is one that I have been wanting to do for awhile, and I really don't know why I waited so long to get it done. It was so easy. It is just like making a no sew tutu for a little girl, just 5x's larger!
This is the Pottery Barn one:
It is stinkin' cute! It is also $169 for a Queen, which is what Hali's bed size is, and $149 for the size of a twin, which is the extra bed  in the room with the same bedding! I obviously would NEVER pay that much for a bed skirt mad of Tulle (I wish)!
 This is my version for now, I wanted to do it all white and add appliques like they did with theirs, but I ran out of all white tulle, and I haven't had the time to do appliques yet! There will be an update of my version when my mom comes and helps me sew it together, because I don't know how to sew tulle and make it ruffle. My mom tried to tell me over the phone, but I couldn't figure it out. Sooo, until then, I made a no sew version, and here it is:
Is all this needed was 20 yards of tulle= $22 (10 yards for each side of a Queen bed)
4 yards of any kind of ribbon=$0 (I just used scrap that I had, no one can see it so it doesn't have to match)
1/2 yard of sticky back velcro=$2 (This is optional, I used the velcro to stick it onto the bed, rather than sewing a sheet to it to make it stay).
I hot glued the velcro to the bed skirt, and then peeled off the sticky back of the other side and stuck it on the actual bed!

In all I spent $24 for the Queen bed! A LOT better than $169 (plus tax & shipping would be $175)
When my Ma gets here and shows me how to sew one, I will be doing it in all white tulle and adding the ribbon and maybe the appliques. It will probably look more similar to the PB look, and it should still cost under $30! I am excited! The only negative to this type of bed skirt, is that my 2 year old is dying to take it off so she can wear it!
Have a Happy Thursday!
I didn't include a tutorial to how to make the tutu bed skirt because I figured you have all seen tutorials showing how to make the no sew tutu! If you haven't and you want to know how, just email me at! I have the pictures of the step by step process that I can show you!
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Kelley said...

I think you did a fabulous job. I looks great and the no sew part is awesome!

Rhonda said...

I like yours better than the PB one. I love that it looks like a tutu, nice and "frothy!"

Shanny said...

Super super cute!!

Valerie said...

OMG. I love this so much! It is so sweet and fun and whimsical... i would have never thought of such a thing! great work!

Mommmmmmmmmaaaaa! said...

Super cute! Very good idea to steal for my girls. Thanks for sharing!!

Jessi said...

Hi, came from Ucreate... just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your bedskirt way more than PB! yours looks way more princessy, I'm going to do this for my daughter's bday in pink and purple... Thank you for the idea, it was brilliant!

~Bekah said...

OMG I'M SOOO GOING TO SAVE THIS THOUGHT for my little girl when she outgrows her crib (she's 15 months old). I'm a fellow craft SAHM & found your blog from UCreate and I AM SOOO IMPRESSED W/ YOUR IDEAS AND CREATIVITY! I love it all!! OH, also, is the quilt the one from Target w/ the owls on it??? if so, THAT'S WHAT I'M INCHES FROM BUYIN NOW AND SAVING FOR SHELBY'S TODDLER BED B/C I LOVE IT SOO MUCH! If not, well it looks like it and is equally adorable! LOL

Falaxy said...

awesome idea! thanks for sharing : )

The Sewist said...

This is super cute and would be perfect for any little girl's room my daughter would flip if she saw this.

We will be moving soon and this is definitely something that i am going to make in her new room.

Thanks for sharing the tutorial

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

Kim said...

How fun - I've used tulle for a bedskirt before but not it this fun girly way. Nice job.

Ben and Taryn said...

Love this idea!! I'm now a follower and look forward to more great ideas!

cariboucountry said...

thinkin this might be the perfect skirt for my princess' new big girl room!

Amy said...

This is fantastic! I've been wanting to sew a bed skirt for our daughters crib and I like this idea SO much! I'll be trying a crib version!

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