DIY No-Sew Bedskirt Tutorial

13 Jun

Isn’t it funny how such a tiny thing can make such a difference?

bedskirt DIY

This weekend, I made a bedskirt for my bed, using one of the two fabrics I happily received last week

I’m so happy with the difference it makes in the room.

And, in a funny little twist, the fabric’s name is Chipper. And I am. And it is. And, sigh. I’m a little too in love with this fabric.


You really don’t need a tutorial at all to make a bedskirt of your own. It’s simple, it’s fast and it comes together far away from a sewing machine.

That’s my kind of DIY.

Here’s what you’ll need:

bedskirt supplies

  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Hem tape (I like the Heat n’ Bond brand, sold at Michael’s)
  • T-pins
  • Scissors
  • Fabric

You’ll need three strips of fabric  for your boxspring(one for each side and one for the front). For my queen bed, I needed about 8 feet for each side and five feet for the front.

Measure from your floor to the top of the boxspring for the height. Mine was about 18 inches. Be sure to add about an inch for the hem.

Tip: to make your strips even, cut about an inch into the fabric and then tear the rest of the way through. It’ll be perfectly even! I always see them do this on Project Runway and it actually works!

Once you have your strips, crank up the iron to medium get ready to get hemmin’.

DIY bedskirt

Psst…this is the fabric I used for my curtains. Sneak peek!

Follow the instructions on the hem tape.

I did about an inch hem on three sides of each strip (the top will hide under your mattress, so no need to hem).

Once you’re done with the hemming, move on to the mattress.

diy bedskirt

Position each strip so it’s even (I had to play with it a little) and then use the t-pins every few inches to secure the fabric to the top of the boxspring.

It’ll start to look like this.

DIY bedskirt

Once all three sides are attached securely, flip the mattress back on top of the boxspring (so much easier said than done…those suckers are heavy!).


DIY bedskirt

Ignore the fan, the laundry basket and the general lack of decorating in this photo. It’s early in the pretty-making process!

I’ll be back with more posts as the room comes together!

8 Responses to “DIY No-Sew Bedskirt Tutorial”

  1. Linda June 13, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Looks great. Where are the pics of the curtains?

    • Katie June 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

      Thanks! Coming soon…I have one more window to finish 🙂

  2. pillowsalamode June 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I’m planning a bedroom redecorating project and this is just what I needed! Thank you! 🙂

    • Katie June 14, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

      So glad! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  3. Angela Conley January 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Aha, T-pins! They seem like they’d be better than safety pins. Do you just remove them if you want to wash the skirt?

    • Katie January 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      Yup! They’re super easy to remove and repin.

  4. Marie January 28, 2013 at 4:06 am #

    Can I ask where your bed frame is from? I love it!

    • Katie January 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      Me too! 🙂 It’s actually from! They have a great selection of inexpensive frames and headboards.

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