White bed skirt – While bed edges may look merely decorative, they also serve a functional purpose, keeping dirt and dust from accumulating under the bed, which decreases allergens in the bedroom. The edges of the bed add to the decoration of your room with ornaments such as scallop, which are pursed with rim or edging. When sewing your own scalloped bed skirt, consider the type of fabric, how to measure and ways to create folds and ridges. Bed edges are created using two sections of fabric. The first is under the mattress and the spring mattress it is also called the top. While this is not a complicated project, having a little bit of sewing experience adds to the success of your project. Using a sewing machine is recommended, as hand stitching will take more time. Allow at least one hour or more to complete your project.
Choose the woven fabric that is also washable. It is important that the fabric is washable, as edges of the bed often get dirty feel so close to the floor. It is also important to prewash the fabric before cutting and sewing in the event that the fabric is reduced. Save money by using inexpensive fabric for the top of the white bed skirt. The upper part is not visible because it is hidden by the mattress and the mattress. Choose a finer quality fabric that will satisfy your pillows and bedspreads for your own skirt. When taking measurements for a scalloped bed skirt, give an account of the seams, hems and extra fabric needed to create the scallops.
Measure the length and width of your box spring, in addition to the drop that extends from the top of the box spring on the ground. To account for seams, hems and scallops, add an extra inch and a half to your measurements. Always use a sewing machine set in the longest stitch to create wavy folds in your white bed skirt. To create the gathers that will give your bed skirt a scalloped look, stitch two parallel rows on the top of the skirt, 3/8 of an inch from the edge. Leave a thread tail at the end of the bottom line thread. Pull the tail, which will cause the fabric to bunch, creating scallops.