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ShesCalledDrio
« on: August 18, 2004 08:39:39 PM »

Hey I made this... 5 fabrics, piping, a sewing machine... and BAM there ya go:
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olga
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2004 09:38:15 PM »

Good job, it looks great!
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EmilyInOrbit
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004 06:44:42 PM »

hey, that's great! I love the colors. I can never find sheets that I like... maybe I should think about doing something like this.
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ShesCalledDrio
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004 08:03:53 PM »

YEAH you should. That was my problem when i was looking for a new bed set. Everything seemed to be made for old women or young children... and def not 20 something ppl with any taste whatsoever!
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gluey
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2004 06:41:13 PM »

That's really cool.  Is the comforter actually filled and everything, or is it a duvet cover of sorts?  And what kind of material did you use?  I'm always wanting to make sheets, but I'm always worried the fabric won't be comfortable enough for sheets.
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gabbagabbahey
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2004 10:16:10 AM »

I love the contrast and how you added the cowboy fabric in it! Thats like 10 times cuter than any thing you could find in the store anywhere.  I really like it. Smiley
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ShesCalledDrio
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2004 12:25:27 PM »

Hey gluey to answer your questions:
-This is actually a comforter cover, it has and older comforter inside which is removable for easy washing.
-I used 100% cotton fabric and it feels like sheet material which is nice, however when its sewn together you hvae to make a hidden seam or else it will fray a lot...OR you could cut the edges inside with pinking shears which should stop fraying.
GOOD LUCK!
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Sonja
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2004 08:13:07 PM »

I love it!  Just curious - where's the piping?
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osprey
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2004 11:10:54 PM »

The Striped fabric is one single piece or is it different materials sewn together?  Also what fastens the comforter cover together?
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ShesCalledDrio
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2004 11:52:51 AM »

Hey, Thanks for all the relys. The piping is on the edge of the pillowcase in red. It may be hard to see in the pic, but its therr. And to answer another question... the stripes were made from 4 different color fabrics, cut into strips (measured), and sewn together. What do you mean how is it fastened?
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Cami
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2004 12:50:48 PM »

thats awesome! i need to make some soon!
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osprey
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2004 09:41:35 PM »

Is the duvet velcro at one end, buttons, zipper or sewn closed all the way around?

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nutritiongal
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2004 10:03:46 PM »

Wow, that;s awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2004 08:30:35 AM »

How much fabric did you use?  That's brilliant! You go cowgirl!!
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ShesCalledDrio
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2004 01:00:45 PM »

At the end where the cover opens I sewed it so that one was sort of sewn into the other, overlapping if you will... Its hard to explain, but I'm still thinking about adding some snaps. To answer the "how much fabric" question... I measured my existing comforter and took those measurements to the fabric store, explained what I wanted to do and they cut it all for me. I, or course, got less of the solid fabrics.
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seapj
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2004 12:28:08 PM »

I love this set - nice use of colors, and definitely not something that you can easily find in a store.  It's very modern.

My thoughts on the closure (sounds like you did an envelope, fold-over type of closure) - I made one of these out of 2 great patterned sheets, and just sewed in about 5 super-sized snaps to the bottom of the duvet cover to keep the comforter in place during use. 

Another cute option is to sew in a few ribbon ties at the bottom.  Buttons would also work, but that was a little too complicated for me. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2004 05:12:01 PM »

that is amazing. ive been looking all over for cowboy fabric to make a duvet cover !
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