An Easy Way to Ramp Up Your Bed Skirt

This simple and inexpensive idea will make your ready-made bed skirt look like it was custom made in a designer workroom. 
If you can sew a straight line, then you can do this!
Use a coordinating sheet to add trim to a bed skirt to make it pop
This bedding came as a set that included the bed skirt.  It was too long and even though it was a different pattern than the comforter, all that black and white just blended in together.  Plus, not very much of the bedskirt shows,so the plain stripes didn’t really add much of anything to the overall look.  I needed to come up with a way to customize the bed skirt and make it stand out.
My solution was to buy an extra flat sheet, that matches the sheet set for the bed, and use that fabric to make a band for the bedskirt. 
Use a matching sheet to add a band to a ready-made bed skirt.  The customized look will make it look like it came from a designer's workroom.
It was very simple to do.  Here’s how I did it: 
  • I knew that I wanted to wind up with a 3″ wide band, so I cut strips of the blue fabric at 12″ wide.  It took three strips of fabric to do the entire bed skirt.
  • After joining the three strips of fabric together to make one long strip, I folded it in half and pressed.  Now I had a strip of fabric that was 6″ wide.
  • Next, I opened up the folded fabric and folded and pressed each side so that the raw edges of the fabric met in the middle, at the fold line.  
  • Lastly, I folded and pressed the fabric back in half which left me with a strip of fabric that was 3″ wide.
Make sense?  I hope so.
I “wrapped” the folded strip of fabric around the front and back side of the bedskirt and stitched it in place using matching thread.
Use a matching sheet to add a band to a ready-made bed skirt.  The customized look will make it look like it came from a designer's workroom.
An easy detail to add that makes a lot of difference.
Use a matching sheet to add a band to a ready-made bed skirt.  The customized look will make it look like it came from a designer's workroom.

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  1. That looks so pretty, Suzy! I love the pretty turquoise with the black and white!


  2. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Fantastic embellishment to the bedskirt…really ties in the colors so nicely and really ramps up the pattern…
    Love it!!

  3. That is lovely, amazing what a difference a small change can make!

  4. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    WOW…what a big difference this makes…looks GREAT!!! Thanks for coming by:)


  5. That is an amazing difference. Now the bedskirt holds its own and then some with the pretty comforter.
    Ms M’s room is so cute. She has a talented grandma!
    Can’t wait to see you. Hugs, Ginger

  6. I LOVE this room and that skirt is so cute. My Mom has the same bedding:) Thanks Suzy for joining me. It is so nice to see you again.

  7. Sharon @ Lilikoi Joy says:

    Wow, what a difference that detail makes, so much better! Great idea. Glad I saw this over at Home Stories A to Z! Sharon

  8. Angie Mahoney says:

    I love this! I’ve been searching for the perfect skirt for my daughter’s bed…I may just have to make it myself! New follower to your blog! Pop over for a visit~I have a great jewelry giveaway running this week!

  9. It’s a beautiful idea and love the pop of color! Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  10. Pam - @diy Design Fanatic says:

    Looks great! I need to add something to the bedskirt in my oldest daughter’s former room. I put risers on the bed and now the skirt’s too short. Stopping by from Inspiration Friday!

  11. Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle says:

    You are so smart! It is just perfect….huge difference. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Such an exciting change up, I have similar bedding to the original in a guest room. When I am ready for something new I will definitely remember this. Thanks for linking up.

  13. Gypsy Heart says:

    Looks great! Such a small detail that makes a huge difference. You did a wonderful job on this and I’m sure both mom and daughter love it.


  14. OMG aren’t you a smart cookie! I love how it looks! I was trying to figure out why a 12″ piece was needed but now I understand! Awesome job…very designer and it really makes it stand out nicely!

  15. This is a great idea! What a big difference this makes. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    My 19-year-old moved into an apartment at Carolina this summer. We got him a bed, and he bought a sheet set and comforter. He proudly texted me a photo of the bed all made. I said, “You need a bedskirt (the box springs was completely bare and the metal frame exposed). His answer? “This is a college apartment, not a bridal suite.”

    Glad someone has girls! 🙂