Make a DIY chevron duvet cover from sheets! Update the master bedroom or the kid's room with this chevron pattern bedding.
Is your bedroom screaming for a new look? Mine certainly was! We had been using the same bedding for quite some time. That would be fine if it was something we loved, but it wasn't. Our master bedroom was definitely ready for a little updating!
Chevron is totally my style and when I decided to make my own, I knew it would be in this pattern.
I had saved this Halloween Chevron Quilt Tutorial to one of my Pinterest Boards and it was one I kept going back to when looking for patterns for my Duvet. The best part is you don't have to worry about sewing triangles together to get the chevron pattern, but instead it is made by sewing strips together - so brilliant and very easy! This was how I was going to make my Duvet!
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn't be found online.
- 2 Full Flat Sheets in coordinating colors
- 1 King Flat Sheet in coordinating colors
- Sewing Machine- I use a Singer Fashion Mate 5500
- Self Healing Quilting Mat
- Rotary Cutter
- 1.2" Buttons
- Thread Spool
- Sewing Pins
Use Flat Sheets as the Fabric!
For the fabric, use flat sheets! Flat sheets can be much cheaper than buying fabric by the yard and can be much softer than standard cotton. I originally bought 2 twin size flat sheets, but it wasn't quite enough so had to buy more, that is why I suggest purchasing full flat sheets. The king flat sheet is for the back of the Duvet.
Make sure to use sheets that are the same brand and thread count so the duvet has the same feel and texture throughout.
Whether you use sheets or fabric, make sure that you pre-wash your material. That way you won't be surprised by shrinkage later down the road. If using sheets, cut off the seams around all edges and then you are left with the fabric that you will be quilting.
How to Make the Quilted Chevron Top
For the quilted top, follow The Little Fabric Shop's tutorial step by step. It is very easy to follow and has a better tutorial than I could provide.
The squares for my King Size Quilted Chevron Duvet Cover were 10 inches, so I made myself a little graph to help me keep track of where I was and how many rows I would need.
Quilting the top is really what takes the most amount of time. But it is totally worth it. I love how it turned out!
How to Assemble the Duvet Cover
To make the quilted top into a duvet, I used this Duvet Tutorial. Two On Two Off has a tutorial for duvet cover instructions from sheets, which is exactly what I am doing!
This is another great tutorial with images of exactly what you should do.
The comforter I am using for inside the duvet measures 86 x 102 inches so I used that as my guide. I did have to do quite a bit of trimming to make everything fit and match up.
To secure the ends of the duvet use the buttonhole stitch on your sewing machine.
Chevron Pattern Bedding
When my king-size quilted chevron duvet cover was finished, I shoved my comforter inside and it was done!
I absolutely love my new Duvet and I can't stop looking at it and thinking "I made that?!". It was a big project to take on as my first quilting project, but it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
What colors will you choose for your Quilted Chevron Duvet Cover?
Our Sewing Essentials List
- The Sewing Machine we use is a Singer Fashion Mate and has been a great machine.
- The Cricut 18" x 24" Self Healing Cutting Mat is my favorite. Beautiful pattern on one side, and measurements on the other.
- This Rotary Cutter cuts easily and is very comfortable to hold.
- And one can never have enough Measuring Tapes! I'm always misplacing mine.
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