Sunday, 3 May 2009

Got it covered

More of my sewing efforts while camera-less.
After hunting high and low for doona/duvet covers in red and navy with a girl theme to them (all red and navy things seemed to include trucks, fire engines or nautical themes), I decided to make covers for the girls' new beds myself.

So armed with white drill, navy pindots and red gingham I set about making these.


36 metres of rolled-hem and 18 metres of ruffling combined with six reverse appliques with hand stitched outlines - and here is the result.

They came up really well and are simple but quite effective.

The two are slightly different - with the reverse colours used on the other one and the hearts again positioned so they come across the cover to toward the centre of the room at the foot of bed.

I was going mad trying to iron them until I found a fabulous ironing tip here. So a big thanks goes to Tamara and her mum - you really saved my sanity!

11 comments:

Sara said...

The doona covers are awesome! I love the reverse applique with hand stitching.

Liam's Mummy said...

Gorgeous! Now I know what all the ruffles were for! So worth it!

Cass said...

Karen they look great, well done

Brissmiths said...

I love it. So nice to see something not in pink for girls! Susan

Tamara said...

Well done, I made my girls bedlinen too because I couldn't find the right thing. No small feat is it?

Bec Clarke said...

That is fantastic work,very inspiring.

Lou said...

Karen these are fantastic - great work!! Bet the girls love them!

Beetlehouse Designs said...

You are so clever. I just love them. I bet the girls are thrilled.

Andrea said...

They are just lovely Karen, I bet you just love walking past their room and admiring them. Great idea with the hearts coming together, very cute.

h&b said...

I can imagine your difficulty in trying to find something NOT PINK.

However, these are lovely, and not in the least boyish.

I think i'd have to learn to sew if I had girls!

Kylie said...

They look great - well done - I am sure that the girls are so proud of there clever mum!