November 27, 2010

Duvet Cover

Ticking side
I finished a reversible duvet cover, started in a fit of nesting a few years ago.  The lump in the bed is my cat ;)

One side is wide red ticking with a red cotton twill border, the other side darker red with gold fleur de lis and a gold border.  The gold lamé is quite thin so I flatlined it with muslin.  Unfortunately it already has a few pulls in the fabric.  I may have to keep an eye out for a suitable replacement :/

Red and gold side

On the red and gold side I couched rayon boucle yarn down with matching sewing thread and a zig zag stitch.  This breaks up the bright gold border.  I will stitch another line along the outside edge, but wanted this on the bed asap during a recent cold snap.  

There are still buttons and buttonholes to make, and perhaps a flap so the bottom end can be tucked under the mattress.  I dislike an untucked comforter.

Couching detail


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! If you lived nearby, I'd totally be begging you to make me one.

  2. @Lain
    I could sew one up and bring it with me in May. Providing it's not too too bulky ;)


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