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Topic: Can I make this comforter into a duvet cover?  (Read 2935 times)
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« on: November 02, 2008 03:28:09 PM »

 I just got a really nice duvet and I am totally in love with my previous comforter, except for the fact that I really want to use my duvet instead.

I cannot find a duvet cover in my colours(pink and white) at all.

I want to know if it's possible to turn my exisiting comforter into a duvet cover by doing this:

1. Undoing the seams that hold the batting in place. (About 12 or so 1.5in seams throughout), see pictures
2. Cutting a 3 foot 'hole' in the bottom to pull out the batting and to insert duvet
3. Attempting to sew a zipper into the bottom or having someone else do it...since I'm not so good with zippers

Any other ideas on a way to close it besides a zipper?

Is this even possible?


This is the comforter


Seam thing that holds batting in place


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Bottom


Where I think I would cut

ANY IDEAS?

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 01:23:23 PM »

Seems like a lot of work but if I was to do it.  I'd use a seam ripper and take out the stitches holding the blanket then open up the bottom just enough that it's comfortable to put in and take out the new blanket and just hem it.  No strings, zipper or button holes.  What do you think?
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stacey87
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008 05:22:37 PM »

It HAS to open a close. I need to be able to take the duvet in and out...
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008 06:12:53 PM »

A zipper would be your best bet, given that you don't have any leeway to fold over to make a button placket.  Is there a seam between front and back of the thing?  If so, I'd rip it the length you want your opening, and put an invisible zipper in there.  It's really easy, just take all the batting out, and turn it inside out first.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008 10:45:54 PM »

I realize that you need an opening.  All of my linen sets come with duvet covers.  I was only suggesting an option.  I have duvet covers with buttons, snaps, ties that I don't particularly like and even a few with just an opening.  If there is a seam between the top and bottom part of the duvet, that is where I'd open it for putting in and removing the blanket as well as putting the closing method you want to use.  I prefer the opening at the foot of the bed even though I have a few with the opening at the side.If you don't sew or want button holes etc.  I was suggesting just to hem "open" the opening.  Hope this helps.
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