How to sew a ruffle trim on a gathered bedskirt. Today I will share how I made this gathered bedskirt from white cotton sheets and added pink gingham cotton fabric ruffle:
This bedskirt has a 20″ drop:
But the real purpose of this bedskirt is to hide the bed risers and storage bins:
Space is at a premium in this room, we already had these storage bins from here and reused them here:
But you can’t see them behind this fun girly ruffled bedskirt:
The touch of pink around the bottom edge compliments the painted monogram on the headboard.
(To see the how-to on the windowseat click here.)
And I added the matching nightstand:
Here’s how I made the bedskirt:
1. Tear up 2 twin size flat white sheets into thirds the long way.
(For a 20″ drop be sure each third is at least 22″ wide.)
2. Seam short ends together to make one long, long 22″ wide strip.
Hem the raw edges using a rolled hem:
3. Cut gingham fabric strips on the bias at 1 1/4″ wide.
You need lots and lots of length, triple the amount you see in this pic:
4. Sew gingham onto bottom edge of bedskirt, 4″ from hem edge.
Ruffle the gingham as you go:
5. Double check width of entire white strip,
for a 20″ drop I needed 20 1/2″ to allow for seam allowance when attaching to the main bedskirt piece:
6. Attach to existing bedskirt main piece.
Pin in place by marking halfway points then ruffle as you go:
Now we can hide that storage space:
Definitely worth every minute of ruffling spent on that sewing machine!