Do you have duvet covers and inserts? Are they like mine…they don't like to play nice? We bought our IKEA duvet covers and inserts and I love having a duvet instead of a comforter, but I didn't love how the duvet was always sliding toward my husband's side of the bed. It left me with the duvet cover and no duvet on part of my side of the bed. It is cold…I need my duvet. I came up with a simple solution that cost less than $4!
You may know that I love IKEA. I've done my fair share of IKEA hacks from one pillow into two to making a desk and shelving unit for my daughter's room and a few other projects as well. IKEA seems to have so many products done really well for a low cost. This duvet was one such thing but was missing an important element…a way to keep it in place in inside the duvet cover.
I knew there was an easy solution, but it took me forever to get around to it. Ever like that with your projects?
Fix Duvet Covers & Inserts
- Duvet Cover
- Duvet Insert
- Twill Tape (affiliate link)
- Sewing Machine or Heavy Duty Needle (affiliate links)
Step 1: Add twill tape to the corners
Cut the twill tape the correct length to fit in the corner of your duvet. I cut mine at about 4.5″ to go around the snaps on our duvet (they are for snapping the layers together for maximum warmth).
Sew the twill tape in place. You will want to stitch and backstitch multiple times to hold the twill tape in place. I probably went over mine 6 or 7 times because I wanted to give it strength when the duvet is trying to slide away from me in the duvet cover.
Sew a piece of this tape into each of the four corners of your duvet.
Pro Tip: If you are just doing one duvet and duvet cover the package of 4 yards of twill tape should be enough. If your duvet is multiple layers or you have multiple covers, you will need 2 or more packages of the twill tape.
Step 2: Cut and pin twill tape to the inside of the duvet cover
Turn your duvet cover inside out.
Cut pieces of twill tape to use to tie the duvet cover to the duvet. You will want two pieces of the twill tape for each corner. I cut mine at about 14″. I think 12″ would work fine as well.
Pin 2 of your pieces of twill tape into the inside of your duvet cover near the corner.
Step 3: Sew twill tape inside the duvet cover
Sew the twill tape into place.
Pro Tip: Sew in the space between the seam and the edge of your duvet so you don't change the shape of your duvet cover.
Step 4: Turn right side out and tie together
Once you are done sewing, turn your duvet cover right side out.
Place your duvet in your duvet cover and line up the corners.
Tie the two together to hold them in place.
That is it. You are done. Of course, you will want to hide the twill tape in the duvet, but I thought this was a pretty picture, so I decided to show it to you.
I had 2 duvets and 2 duvet covers and this project took me about an hour to complete.
Now, you get to stay warm and the pesky duvet covers and inserts won't all go to the other side of the bed!
I can't tell you how excited I am to have completed this project! It was a very simple project that if you know how to sew, even a tiny bit, you can complete.
I have no idea why IKEA doesn't sell the duvets covers and inserts with this feature already in them, but since they don't this was a very inexpensive and easy fix.
I know it will make me so happy to have the duvet stay in place! How about you? When you have completed your fix I'd love to see a pic, you can upload one to my facebook page and let us all see the success and warmth! Can't wait to see!