When you are giving a room a makeover on a budget every penny needs to be spent wisely. You have to stretch your imagination to get a gorgeous and cohesive design on a tight budget. One of the things that led to the chaotic look of our boys’ room is that their bedding didn’t (and never has) match. New bedding sets are expensive and also their bedding is still in great condition. If you are anything like me then you have a problem with replacing perfectly usable items. Throw our small budget into the equation and new bedding was out of the question. I still wanted matching bedding for the room so I came up with the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world.
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- Old Comforter (That is still in good shape)
- Fabric of Choice (I used 4 yd. on the twin and 1.5 yd. on the toddler of this fabric)
- Sewing Machine (This is a Great Beginner One)
**If you are only making a toddler comforter skip to step 4. For all other size comforters start at step 1.**
Cut your fabric into 2 pieces that are the length of your comforter.
- Larger comforters may take more than 2 lengths of fabric depending on the width of your fabric.
Pin the 2 pieces of fabric lengthwise, right sides together, matching up patterns as needed.
Sew along your pinned side.
Next, unfold your sewn fabric and measure it against your comforter. Trim any excess fabric.
Place your sewn fabric right side down against the side of the comforter that you want to preserve.
- For example, I wanted the Captain America to still be visible once finished so that is the side my fabric went against.
Now pin all of the outside edges of the comforter and fabric.
Sew all the way around your comforter but leave one corner unsewn, roughly 5 inches on each side of the corner.
Next, turn your comforter right sides out.
Fold the fabric at the corner under to get and even seam and pin the folded fabric to the edge of your comforter.
Lastly, sew up your pinned corner.
With the easiest DIY comforter makeover in the world I was able to make 2 matching comforters and some accents for only $34.00!! You definitely can’t get that deal at a store. (Well, technically I got the fabric from Joann’s so I guess you can get part of that deal at a store.) Now we are one step closer to our awesome camping themed boys room and our budget is on track. Now it is time to start on the dresser update. Find out next week how I’m taking a plain dresser and making it better. It is not only going to get a paint job. I will be adding additional storage to make it a more multi-functional piece of furniture. Until then, you can see our overall plan for the boys room makeover and get my tips for painting the walls and ceiling.
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