DIY Linen Bedding (It's Easier Than You Think!)

Justina Blakeney is an L.A-based designer, author, and stylist with a bohemian heart. Her love for color, pattern, plants, her daughter, and her 'jungalow' are shared daily on her eponymous lifestyle blog, and she is one of the world’s most followed tastemakers on Pinterest.

Linen bedding | Lonny.com(Ph. Justina Blakeney)
I don't know about where you live, but here in L.A. it is HOT—like, sweat-while-you-sleep hot—and without air-conditioning at home, linen bedding is just about the only kind of bedding I can bear. Linen bedding can be very pricey though, so I decided to make my own. The whole project cost me $110 in fabric and dye and took about three hours. Here's how I did it:

What I used
-Seven yards of the softest linen I could find ($15/yard for my king-sized bed)
-Teal dye
-Tassel trim
-Sewing Machine
-Five Buttons
-Scissors

Linen bedding | Lonny.com

(Ph. Justina Blakeney)

What I did: I had this amazing long fringe trim leftover from a previous project, so I dyed it along with the fabric. I used a king-size sheet as a pattern and cut the fabric into the same shape and dimension as the sheet. (I had to sew two pieces of fabric together to make one large square.)

Next I sewed the trim onto two opposite sides of the square. I then took the sheet and sewed it to three of the four sides of the large linen square. (I sewed it inside-out so that the seams would be hidden on the inside.) I left the top side open so that there would be a place for the blanket. I then sewed on a few buttons and cut some button holes to match on the open side.

Linen bedding | Lonny.com

(Ph. Justina Blakeney)

*Be sure to run your washer alone after using it to dye anything or risk turning your next wash-cycle teal!
**Wash alone the first few times you wash the duvet.

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