The Ruffled Bedskirt

June 5, 2012

I didn’t think I was a “ruffle” kind of girl.  But, images have been popping up all over that have changed my mind…

Source: etsy.com via Rita on Pinterest


Ruffled tableclothes,


Ruffled curtains,


Ruffled bedspreads,

Source: laylagrayce.com via Rita on Pinterest


and, delightfully soft and dreamy ruffled bed skirts.  (You can purchase that one above for $160.00)

When I was completing the bedroom makeover, the wood frame of the bed showing just wasn’t working for me.  I really wanted a ruffled bed skirt, but just couldn’t bear the thought of ruffling miles and miles of fabric.  However, if you are so inclined to do that (and by all means, go for it!), I found this delightful list of ruffle tutorials for you:


My method is oh, so not the “right” way.  In fact, I’m slightly embarrassed to tell you what it is…{But, not really!}


ruffled bedskirt slide


During one of my foray’s in Ikea’s “as is” department, I picked up 4 of these for $2.00 each.

twin sheet

I didn’t know at the time what they really were.  The fabric is quite sheer, yet “twin” is written on it.  I’m assuming it is a twin sheet, but I picked them up thinking they could possibly be sewn into curtains.

Instead, they became my no sew ruffled bed skirt – in about 2 minutes flat.

I laid the fabric on my bed and folded it down so that the top hem was about 6 inches above the bottom hem:

fold 1

Then I folded it over again so that the folded edge was now about 6 inches above the second hemmed area.

fold 2

It simulated the look of three “ruffle” areas.

Then, I carefully lifted it up, and stuffed it under the mattress, adjusting it so it was both the right length and evenly ruffled.

place under mattress

I used three of the “sheets” ~one on each side and one on the foot end.

finished bedskirt

Not perfect, but a little “shabby beachy chic” ~ just what I love.  Because I had to shove it under the mattress a fair bit, it seems to stay in place quite nicely.  Every now and then I need to tuck it in a bit, but so far it hasn’t been too fussy. {Definitely a must in my book!  I don’t deal well with “fussy”!}

{For the whole Beach Cottage Makeover, click here}

beach cottage bedroom labeled

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