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How to make your own duvet cover

If you have a new dorm room or apartment to outfit this fall, you’ve probably discovered that store bought duvet covers are expensive. Queen size organic cotton covers from Calvin Klein retail for around $350 and even Target charges $250 for some of their queen size covers. Thankfully, making one is a project a novice sewing enthusiast can accomplish with beautiful results for about $175 (and that’s using some of the most expensive organic cotton fabric on the market).

The hardest part is finding the right print in wide width fabric. Standard fabric width is at best only 45”, which means no matter how it’s turned- a visible seam will be needed to make a cover that actually fits a duvet. Besides complicating the look of the finished project, matching seams also requires additional fabric and additional patience- both of which start to make the store bought price seem worth it.

[read on for the Duvet Cover with Hidden Button Closure tutorial!]

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