This project was a super rush from materials I had on hand. I keep our folding table and the chair shade umbrellas under the bed, as well as the Corgi’s bed, and they all needed hiding for the newspaper photo shoot –in a few hours time. It occurred to me that there should be a more permanent way to make it tidier that still allowed the Corgi access. You know what they say; “Necessity is the mother of invention!”
Using some leftover white cotton drapery lining fabric from a house project (and some interfacing to give it body and make it hang straight), I think that problem is now solved.
I measured the gap between the fridge wall and sink wall, added 2.5″ to the sides and bottom dimension and 8″ to the top dimension. I pressed under a 1/2″ seam on all sides. Then I pressed under a 2.5″ seam on the two sides and bottom and stitched it all down.
I was lucky enough to have a piece of fusible interfacing on hand the size of the inside panel between the stitching. I ironed that in per manufacturer instructions.
I made the pocket and sewed it on the center–making sure to reverse and super stitch the two top edges of the pocket for strength. By putting it on last, I was able to sew through all layers–further bonding on the interfacing.
The last step was to sew a piece of Velcro to the underside of top edge (the edge that just has the 1/2″ seam).
Next I cut a 4′ X 14″ piece of 1/4″ plywood from a scrap piece I had. I used E6000 to glue on the receiving end of the Velcro. Lift up the foam mattress, slide the board in and the thing hangs like a charm. I might have been able to use a tension rod but I didn’t want it to pull away for the dog or fall off in transit.
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5 thoughts on “Making the Little Bedskirt”
What a clever idea! Your decor is simply adorable!
Thanks. I came up with a couple new clothing ideas last night. I just can’t stop myself. Lol
Brillllliant!!! ohhhh but i need a sewing machine! 🙂
My machine is 30+ years old. My parents had an Antique business and five kids. So many pieces needed upholstry work or sewing renovations and since I was the only kid with a drive to help and I enjoyed solving problems, I got the job–and a trusty old Singer. It isn’t fancy but it always gets the job done.
I’ve never learned to love sewing but I love being able to make things myself.
if you don’t think sewing will ever become a passion, my advice is to find an old sewing machine repair guy and tell him (or her) what you are doing and get a sturdy basic used machine from them. The parts are metal in the old machines and they just are workhorses.
Wow! Now that’s a wonderful story …you learned on the job, for sure.That’s great advice too. I once had (in another life…) an old Singer featherweight machine!! Now that was a GREAT lil machine…I’d love to have exactly that one again. I completely agree~they were the best!
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