So, yep, I had to make my own. I had 54” wide material so I was able to get all three pieces cut from one width so needed less than 3 yards of material. Great tutorial. Other than that this is a great tutorial. They just turn a boring skirt into a really sharp one. Continue on down until you reach the first rounded corner. I love the fabric you chose for the bed shorts, too. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. I was going to send a request to you to do a bed skirt tutorial but with all that you have going on I thought that would be the last thing you’d want to do. A skirt that is kick pleated will drape straight down while stationary. Open up and press the skirt down flat, away from the rectangle piece of fabric. Read about it here:, Oh, that’s great. Then, I sewed all three together in a long row, with the shorter piece in the middle of the two longer pieces. Match up the center of the pleat with that pin. Ha!) I was covering a twin size box springs and came up with the dimensions below…38 x 74 inches. But in the meantime, the directions would be exactly the same…..however, just substitute the length and and width measurements of your box springs with the measurements of the length and width measurements of the box springs up in that very first diagram. So, add 74 inches (the length of one of your long sides), plus 12 inches (the pleat at the center of the long side), plus 6 inches (half of the pleat at the corner), plus 1 inch (the seam allowance at the right side that has to be turned under twice), plus 1/2 inch (the seam allowance when you add this strip to the next strip). What a lovely, detailed and illustrated tutorial! Thanks for the tutorial Ashley! I just finished my boxed pleat (1 day which included cutting out and sewing and I took some time off throughout the day.) That is sometimes cheaper than the cheap fabric at the fabric store. I also used an old sheet for the material between the mattress and box springs. SHAMS AND PILLOW COVERS process in 7 days. You can also use a $4 white twin sheet from Walmart for the part that goes under the mattress! makeit loveit […]. When adding a different fabric for the corner pleats, how much do you subtract from each piece? Are there any adjustments to your bed skirt tutorial that would allow me to remove it easier? I will never think of a bed skirt the same way again!. :), So simple and yet so time consuming! Etsy keeps your payment information secure. We have a memory foam mattress so we don’t use box springs, so I’m trying to think if it would be feasible to skip the cheap cotton that goes under the box springs and instead do a series of ribbons or something to just tie it into the bedframe? However, if you found fabric that was wide enough, you could get away with purchasing less fabric. Looks like you already have an account! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today: That way, the shorts won’t move and will always stay in place. Superbly soft, beautifully styled, and available in four classic colors, this versatile matelasse will complement most aesthetics. I’m so excited! full size: 54x 75 drop:14, 15, 16, 18 or 20, or 22. Place on your box spring and admire your work!!! Your etsy receipt will have a "ship by" date and that is the latest I will ship your order. Figuring Yardage Needed for a Box Pleat Bed Skirt 1. :). Increase or decrease either this pleat on the corner or the other pleat along the long side, so that the fabric matching up evenly along the rectangle piece of fabric. to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading That original pin from above, is the pin all the way to the left down below. I want to make a bedskirt for my daughters day bed…what do I need to do differently? Just to spend time watching you create!!!!! I love the pictures. Be sure the right sides of fabric are together and begin pinning the raw edges together. It looks like this (this is a side view): You can adapt this tutorial to any size of bed (mine is king size - queen size in South Africa). Thanks for another great tutorial! I’ve always loved the look of a pleated bed skirt! And I agree -reasonably priced indeed :), This looks so great, I really want to do one for my bed! Thank you so much for taking the time to give such wonderful instruction! Return to your original diagram of your box spring dimensions (WITHOUT the added seam allowance measurements) and add marks to the middle of each long side, the 2 corners that are rounded, and then right in the middle of the short end (on the left).