I bought some fabric to sew a cover for my queen size comforter. Problem is, I don’t know where to go from here. How do I go about sewing one and what do I need?
Sewing a cover for your comforter is a great idea and such a good way to change the colour and mood of your bedroom. I’m warning you, though: once you do one, you’ll want to do a few more…
You’ll also be surprised at how basic and straight-forward it is. Since comforters are not a standard size, measure the length and width of yours. Cut one piece of fabric that is the size of your comforter plus a seam allowance and one piece that is the same width but approximately 10" (26 cm) longer so it can fold around the end and can be held closed with buttons, snaps, or velcro. You might have to piece together your fabric to make it the size of your comforter.
Hem the open end of the short side and stitch, right sides together, along the 3 other sides. Stitch a 12" (30 cm) piece of twill tape, catching it into each bottom corner. When it is flipped, the twill tape will be on the inside and if you sew a twill loop to the comforter corners, it can be easily tied when they are together to prevent shifting.
Hem the top and sides of the longer piece. Add buttonholes and buttons or sew velcro or snaps on it. There is no absolute right way to make this; it depends on your fabric and you. In fact, the joy of sewing is that there is no right or wrong, it’s whatever works for you! Hope this helps.