Learning how to make a duvet cover is not as tricky as you might have assumed, but, nevertheless, there are certain facts and specifications that you need to keep in mind as you go about this procedure. Before attempting to make a duvet cover, it is essential to determine what a duvet is. Duvets are encountered a lot less frequently in America as they are in Europe, wherein they are considered the standard way to cover yourself in winter whilst you sleep.

Duvets are, for example, a down or wool comforter, though not a finished comforter like you may have seen. Rather, they are a bag with a wool or down filling within. This duvet is then put into a duvet cover, which guards the actual down comforter from being dirtied by your body, and is used instead of a separate top sheet. Using a duvet with a duvet cover can be less of a trouble than using a top sheet, because it is easier to make the bed, and you don't have to worry about the sheet getting bunched up somewhere, or perhaps being pulled off to one side. Nevertheless if you are not used to inserting a duvet into a duvet cover, it will take a little practice to know how to get the corners of the duvet within the corners of the cover, and flip it around quickly. However with a little practice, this technique can be learned!

While making a duvet cover is fairly simple in many aspects, the fact that you must make an opening through which to insert the duvet makes it slightly more complicated. There are various ways to go about making this opening. You can either leave the bottom (or a part of one side) open, and install a zipper, snaps, or buttons to close it after putting in the duvet, or else you can make a special opening, probably diamond shaped, on the top side of the duvet cover. In case you choose this design, it is important to know how to edge the opening to avoid fraying. As you seek to determine the type of duvet cover you will make, ask yourself which design you like best, or whether you are better at making button holes, putting in a zipper, sewing on snaps, or edging an opening.

Besides deciding on the design of your duvet cover, you have to pick out a material to use. Since duvet covers are generally a sheet-replacement, it is necessary to select a material that is similar to that which sheets are made of, typically all or part cotton. Another factor which you must take very seriously is how to make a duvet cover stay in place. One key aspect in keeping your duvet cover from shifting out of place easily, is to be sure that it is the same size of the duvet that you will be covering. Therefore, it is important to think about whether you want to make a twin duvet cover, or one for a full sized bed. You must take careful measurements for your duvet to check how large it is, and be careful to make your duvet cover only large enough that the duvet will suit perfectly inside, but without allowing additional room for the duvet to move around within its cover.

When planning to make comforter cover, be creative and enjoy yourself! Remember that you have plenty of options available to you, and take advantage of them. You may either decide that since a duvet cover is similar to a sheet, it does not have to be elegant, and select a simple colored material.

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