Magazine article Sunset

Comforter Cover Has Security Flap

Magazine article Sunset

Comforter Cover Has Security Flap

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Keeping a comforter from sliding off the bed can be a night-long battle. To hold it in place, this simple cover has a tuck-in bottom flap, which is also the opening for stuffing in the comforter.

You'll need two sheets that measure at least 2 inches wider and about 13 inches longer than your comforter (preshrink before measuring). You also need measuring tape, tailor's chalk, a straightedge, thread, and a sewing machine.

Place the sheets right sides together, with the wide hem forming the bottom edge. If sheets are plain or have a simple repeating pattern, trim the thin hems from the top of the sheets and sew them together along the top and one side; allow a 1/2-inch seam. Lay the comforter along the stitched seams and mark lines 1 inch beyond the unstitched edges. Cut off the excess fabric along open side and stitch a 1/2-inch seam. (If sheets have a pattern that requires centering, center the comforter across them, 2 inches from top edge. …

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