Easy No Sew DIY Bedskirt Tutorial
I just whipped up this super easy, super inexpensive tailored bed skirt. This easy, no sew DIY bedskirt tutorial is just the ticket for a new look for your bedroom! I love this design because you don’t have to wrestle your mattress off your box spring to put it on!
I was tired of looking at all of this stuff peeking out from under the bed.
Here’s a close up just in case you didn’t notice all of the crap important stuff shoved under the bed. This is hubby’s side of the bed, and in his defense, we have really small closets, so lots of things get stored under the bed.
Here’s how I made my easy no sew DIY bedskirt
I found these window panels at Target on clearance. They rang up at $1.98 each so I bought three. They are the perfect, neutral woven fabric. They are just what I needed for an easy no sew DIY bedskirt.
I cut the panels lengthwise into two 20” by 63” pieces. I zig zag stitched along the raw edge since they seemed to be unraveling like crazy. If you don’t want to sew at all you can use pinking shears, or put some masking tape along the edge to stop the unraveling since this part won’t be seen in the final project. Then I joined them together along the short edge so I had a piece about 20” wide by 124” long.
Since the long edge was already hemmed, I didn’t have to touch the edge.
I trimmed off both edges so the ends would be nice and straight. Then I measured the side of my bed, added 1” for each side hem, and 8” for each pleat, and cut my long fabric piece to this length. I sewed a 1” hem on each side edge.
This is a really badly drawn diagram of the pleat. Because the pleat folds back on itself, each 2” pleat adds 8” to the required measurement. I pressed my pleat and then stitched across the top raw edges to hold it in place. Again you could pin or staple the pleat together at the top because you’re never going to see it once it’s done.
I pinned it directly to my box spring using safety pins. Couldn’t have been easier.
So here it is: my easy no sew DIY bedskirt. It was inexpensive, easy and does the job. Now everything is hidden away. So much better!
Have you seen my Master Bedroom Plate Wall? It’s kind of cool too!
Update: My neighbor just saw my post and showed me her bedskirt. It’s a similar style that can be put on without having to lift your mattress. She got it on Amazon. It wasn’t quite as cheap as mine, but it wasn’t very expensive either! (And you don’t have to lift remove your heavy mattress to put it on either.)