Ruffled Ribbon Dust Ruffle

I’m excited to introduce you to Burlap & Denim’s first guest blogger!  Meet my sister, Amy Felin and follow along as she makes a beautiful Ruffled Dust Ruffle.

So I finally got the bedding of my dreams,

the Urban Outfitters Waterfall duvet cover in white.

I am redoing my bedroom and have had my eye on this particular duvet for a few years and they decided to finally make it for a King size bed.

Urban Outfitters, Waterfall Ruffle Duvet

urban outfitters waterfall ruffle duvet

I only ordered the duvet and not the dust ruffle because I already had a pretty, white one that I really like.  But when the duvet came, it was much more cream than white.  They really didn’t match

(and I love to mix creams and whites, but it was just too far off).

I liked what Urban Outfitters had to match the duvet, but it just seemed a little too much and expensive.  After looking all over for a fabulous dust ruffle, both in stores and online, I realized the matching dust ruffle wasn’t that expensive after all.  But I wanted something different, fabulous, unexpected (my new favorite word in decorating/remodeling!!!).

Urban Outfitters’ Bed Skirt

Urban Outfitters Ruffle Bedskirt

While shopping with my mom at a local Utah store that has all sorts of home decor (Tai Pan), I found some amazing ribbon.  It looks like raw silk, it’s wired, and gorgeous.  AND, it was sooo cheap, 25 yards for $14.97.  My mom suggested that I turn it into a dust ruffle for my bed.  With so many beautiful colors, I went for a perfect gray.

I bought 2 spools.

Tai Pan Ribbon for Ruffled Bedskirt

It is was even crinkled already! Ribbon for Ruffled Bedskirt or Dustruffle

Initially I thought I would sew the ribbon as ruffles onto fabric and Velcro it to my bed frame.  But when I was shopping at Walmart, I checked out their bed skirts and found one the perfect color,

king size for $18.97.  That was a no brainer, considering I like to do as little sewing as possible on my projects.

Walmart Bedskirt for Base of Ruffled Dust Ruffle

I started with the bottom of the bed skirt.  I took my spool of ribbon and the corner of the bed skirt and started randomly pleating and pinning the ribbon, so that the bottom of the ribbon was just barely over the end of the skirt.  From there, I just kept pleating and pinning, pleating and pinning.  I didn’t really have a specific pattern, it was  pretty random.  Even at the corners, I just kept going like I was working with a straight piece of fabric.

Pinning Ribbon Ruffles on Bedskirt or Dust Ruffle

Sewing up the pleats.
Sewing Ribbon Ruffles on Bedskirt


I began sewing with a basic stitch, getting as close to the top of the ribbon as I could.  I finished sewing around the skirt and couldn’t believe how good it looked!   I took it back to the couch and started all over again, pleating and pinning, having the 2 ribbons barely overlapping.  I sewed the second ruffle.  Repeated for the third ruffle.  Again, no real pattern or specific way to pleat,

I mainly tried to keep a straight line.

Tutorial for Ruffled Bedskirt or Dust Ruffle


I love it.  It did take some time, but with ribbon that already has finished sides, you can’t mess it up.

Bunny's Approval on Dust Ruffle

The depth of texture is so luxe.
Ribbon Dust Ruffle Up Close

Here is the finished bed, I love it!
Master Bed with Ribbon Dust Ruffle

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Beautiful job Amy!  Can’t wait to hear more from you in future posts.  (be sure to look for her Christmas Open House post coming soon!)

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42 Comments

  • Luxe is the perfect word.
    Beautiful.

  • This looks so pretty! I love your bedspread too!

  • very pretty

  • It is lovely! I am so going to do this, thank you for sharing.

  • Love it! Your work paid off!

  • Anything with ruffles is excellent in my book! Love how it turned out:)

  • This is so beautiful, I am definitely going to have to give this a go. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Great use of ribbon! The color is beautiful, and the result is fabulous!

  • Very Cute!

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  • That is seriously the cutest bed skirt I have ever seen!

  • Love it! I’m looking for a bedspread and bedskirt. May have to steal this idea. Thanks for the inspiration…btw found you on tt&j linky party

  • Soooo pretty!! I love those ruffles. Thanks for linking it up – I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxo
    Jen

    • Thanks Jen, your parties are the best! I love linking up at TT&J, going on a date and being surprised by all the love.

  • What a great use of ribbon! Seriously, this is SO pretty! Great job! :)

    Best,
    Michelle

  • Oh my gosh, I love this! Great color choices too!

  • Beautiful! This gets me inspired for my own bed skirt ….

  • This is gorgeous! I saw this on tatertots FB page so I clicked over! I hope I can find some of that ribbon……I LOVE IT as the bedskirt! Great job :)

  • gasp!!! so gorgeous… great work

  • Your bedskirt is gorgeous. I love the color along with the duvet.

    Ruth

  • you got three rows of ruffles on a king size bed skirt and only used 2 spools of ribbon???!?!?!??!!! that’s almost unbelievable that it went that far. It’s gorgeous.

  • This is stunning. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my “featured” button.

    • Thanks MIchelle and Kim!

  • Love it!

  • This looks beautiful! Such a neat and clever way to add some extra elegance to your bedroom! Can’t wait to try this one-hope it turns out as great as yours!!

  • Oh. my. goodness!!! I love this!! Thanks for sharing! Oh, and if you want to make me one, well… just sayin’!!

  • Wow! What a great idea, that turned out BEAUTIFUL! I’m on the hunt now for some inexpensive ribbon too!! :)

    Tania

  • featured this today at my blog! it’s fantastic!
    http://www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

  • Loving this & thinking it’s just what I need…thank you so much. Been looking for the perfect dust ruffle for about a yr now. Everything out there is so….blah….or expensive. I’m in a cabin, and need luxe here and there without overdoing it. This may be my next project!

  • The dust ruffle looks great! Can’t go wrong with ruffles :)

  • Way to go Amy!

  • So charming- I just purchased some bedskirts just like these to make into other things- you are super talented to make one! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  • May I just say that I am *so impressed* with your project! I love the way it looks. I recently inherited a sewing machine….I’m thinking this is a sign that I (at least) need to figure out how to turn it on….

  • I LOVE this – I am going to make one for Gem’s room when she moves to a big girl bed! Hey Amanda – I have a back entry that needs some ideas….when you need an open canvas come check it out and give me some ideas!

  • Love, love, love!!! but the math doesn’t add up. how could you get three rows of ribbon around a king bedskirt with only 50 feet. Once around is over 18 feet, and then it’s pleated on top of that!

    • Ah! Terresa, thanks for the catch! It is 25 YARDS! I’ll fix the post :)

  • This is so gorgeous. This is the kind of thing that I love seeing people create! What great vision you have to come up with it. Love it! ~Lili

  • Oh my. That is so beautiful! I am in the market for a dust ruffle but I don’t sew. I’ve seen ruffled tree skirts done with a glue gun but that’s not an option for this. I wish I could sew! Jealous!

    maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

  • Great project! I love ruffles, makes the bedroom more relaxing and so romantic :)

  • OHhh such an adorable bed skirt!! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come by and grab a featured button :)
    http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-42-and-features.html

  • I love it! I’m definitely doing this and pinning this on pinterest. I do have a question though, how wide is the wire-edged ribbons? 3″ or 4″? I couldn’t figure it out.

  • Grand idea!

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