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« on: July 18, 2011 02:46:29 PM »

Hello! Haven't seen a post for this so I thought I would ask. Smiley

I would love to make my own version of the Cirrus duvet cover from Anthropologie. It's made in a lightweight cotton jersey fabric and it has what looks like similarly-colored hem tape or trim across it. From my recollection, it was not stretchy where the trim was placed. 

Please let me know if the link below does not work.
(There wouldn't be so many copycat requests for items if their stuff wasn't so frakking expensive!  Grin)

Does anyone know of a good gathering foot I could attach to my Brother sewing machine? Does anyone have any good tips for gathering? I'm thinking it would be better to not do this by hand, if possible. I'm not too great at the basting stitch method, but this project would sure give me some practice!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011 05:12:14 PM »

It doesn't say it's a jersey but it does say it's cotton. If you have your heart set on jersey...un set it and use a stable cotton Smiley Pick something that is soft and lovely and remember that it'll get softer with washing too.

You'll obviously need to start with an overall size that is maybe 3 times larger than the actual finished width to allow for shrinkage in all the gathering process. Mark the lines across the width so you have something to use as a guide when sewing the gathering lines. A foot for gathering would be helpful but I am not sure what your machine needs. I do mine with heavy thread so I don't have to worry about it snapping.

Make some bias tape to cover the lines and sew it down over the marks you made.

This is going to be a lot of work. It's a simple enough concept but simple can often times mean that all the errors will show because there is nothing to hide them. I suggest to start with a swatch...make a sham first so you can see what kind of commitment you're getting into lol trial and error on a small scale. You might love it, you might hate it...

Post your pics <3 Good luck!


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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011 05:49:53 PM »

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. Smiley

The plillow sham/swatch idea is good. I'll definitely make use of that. I'll also hunt around for some nice cotton. You're right, the jersey knit (ie: stretch) doesn't sound like the best idea for me to be trying with this concept!

Thanks again. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011 02:40:56 PM »

Here is a link to a tutorial that I just randomly found!


I, too, will be embarking on a knock-off anthropologie bed set within the next week. Not this one but the rosette bedding made out of the jersey material:


Good luck and post pics when you're done!

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011 01:28:14 PM »

Target has something very similar for only about 70 bucks.  Probably can't make it for that.

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