How to Sew a Simple Twin Bed Skirt

Yesterday I showed you the Knock-off Pottery Barn Kids Emmett Bed that I made but I mentioned that I didn’t include the side rails because I wanted to sew a bed skirt. We are going to have storage totes under the bed and I don’t want to be able to see them so I needed a cute way to cover them up and thought a bed skirt would be the perfect solution. Today I wanted to teach you how to sew a simple twin bed skirt like the one I made.

This skirt is really simple and you can use any measurements you need. For me, I wanted this circle pattern so I had to go with that measurement – but it came out to be about 5”. Then I wanted another pattern since the backing of the circle pattern was white so I went with a stripe. The stripe material is 2” – leaving 10 inches for the solid white. You actually want to cut it at 11” to leave space for hemming.

Each piece is 76” long. The bed rails are 75” and I sewed with a 1/2” seam.

I used orange thread to sew everything because I wanted an accent and so when I hemmed up the bottom I sewed it with a zig zag. I also used the zig zag to hem up the sides as well.

Stitch straight and iron everything smooth.

I cut a piece of white fabric to the measurement of the twin bed.  The bed is 75” x  39.5” so I cut a large piece at 76” x 40.5”. Then I stitched the side to the top and was done!

I knew that the bed would be against the wall and I was working with scrap fabric (since this was a last minute project) and I didn’t want to waste time or material (literally) so I only did the one side. But if you want to do both sides – just double the fabric and make two! I also didn’t make ends because of the headboard and footboard.

I love how it turned out and I love that it will hide all the storage bins and still make their room look nice and clean and crisp! The fabric used in this bed skirt are part of the Peak Hour fabric line from Riley Blake.

I guess you could sort of call it a faux bed skirt – but it works and it looks awesome and that’s all that matters to me! Tomorrow I will share the bed quilts that I made — and love!


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  1. Super cute bed skirt! Love when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost (and custom at that)!
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