For the past few years around this time of year, I’ve really enjoyed switching up my bedding to make it slightly more festive for the holidays. Last year I decided to go with a reindeer print duvet and a grey fluffy blanket to make it quite neutral and cosy. This year I will be using the same duvet but as I’ve loved tartan quite alot over the past year, I really wanted to incorporate it into my festive bedding.
Tartan bedding is a huge trend right now and as much as I would love a brand new tartan duvet, I don’t feel that spending $150+ on new bedding is a good use for my money. So instead, I searched a few secondhand websites and found a great piece of tartan fabric for only $10 and decided I would attempt to make a few pillowcases and a throw blanket out of it. Let’s get started!
You Will Need:
- Tartan Fabric (mine is 1.5m by 2m)
- A sewing machine or hot glue
- A pillow insert
- A measuring tape
- Thread in a matching colour
What To Do:
- Measure the height and width of your pillow insert. Double the width + a few inches but keep the height as is. Cut a piece of fabric that matches these measurements.
- Lay your pillow insert on top of the fabric to check that the height measurement is correct.
- Fold your fabric in half and mark this line. Unfold your fabric with the right side facing up.
- Fold one edge of the fabric into the centre and pin into place. Carefully sew or glue along the top and bottom of the folded piece.
- Next, fold the other edge into the centre, but make sure to pull it a little bit further so that it is overlapping the first piece by about 2 inches. Pin into place and sew along the top and bottom of this piece.
- Carefully snip the corners off to prevent any bunching (don’t cut through the thread).
- Turn the pillow case inside out and place your pillow insert inside.
- For the deer pillows, I did exactly the same but with a satin fabric and cut out a deer head from the tartan scraps, and attached it to the front using fabric glue.
For The Blanket:
To make the blanket, I hemmed the two longer edges to stop them from fraying and using this tutorial, I added fringe to the two shorter edges and folded it in half to make a bright tartan throw for the end of my bed.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY and I would love to see if you recreate either of them! 🙂