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My Cozy DIY linen Duvet


I love washed linen bedding. It looks both chic and laid-back, it’s cool in the summer, and soft and cozy in the winter. I’ve been eyeing the above linens from Bella Notte on Layla Grayce for so long that I even had them on my wedding registry. But, like most things beautiful and luxurious, they are really, really expensive. Instead of forking over the cash, I decided to DIY myself a linen duvet cover and pillow case–so I went to the fabric store over the weekend and bought their softest linen and some teal blue dye.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

What I used:
Seven yards of the softest linen I could find ($15/yard) (for my king-sized bed)
-Teal dye
-Tassel trim
-Sewing Machine
-Five Buttons

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

What I did: I had this amazing long fringe trim leftover from a previous project and dyed it together with the fabric.
I used a king-size sheet as a pattern, and cut the fabric into the same shape and dimension as the sheet. (I had to sew two pieces of fabric together to make one large square.)
Next I sewed the trim onto two opposite sides of the square.
I then took the sheet and sewed it to three of the fours sides of the large linen square. (I sewed it inside-out so that the seams would be hidden on the inside.) I left the top side open so that there would be a place for the blanket.
I then sewed on a few buttons a cut some button holes to match on the open side.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

The whole project cost me $110 in fabric and dye and about three hours.

DIY linen bedding by Justina Blakeney

I finally have the linen duvet I’ve been after!


Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

31 responses to “My Cozy DIY linen Duvet”

  1. catie says:

    i love this!
    it turned out amazing.
    years ago i DIYed my kids’ duvets using flat flannel sheets. they are like giant pillowcases.

  2. beautiful!!

    & i love how you take things into your own hands. ;)

  3. looks beautiful and cozy!!

  4. Tonia says:

    I love the color and the trim. You’re so talented!! It looks so cozy.

  5. Jessica says:

    Where did you find the trim? Amazing!

  6. from fabric shopping to fantastico! you rocked it out, girl. once again, you rule. xx, s

  7. janika R says:

    Lovely color and great post…

  8. Judy says:

    Lovely…and I am proud of your spunk. I too have had Bella Notte on my “want list” for a long time. I still want their silk velvet throw. Can you come up with a way to make that affordable? :^) Great job!!

  9. Beckie says:

    Looks very comfy! The colors are so cool! Thanks for sharing this project Justina!

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  11. Chirley says:

    ficou muito lindo e parece bem aconchegante! Obrigada por compartilhar ideias lindas!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful piece?

    Where did you find that trim?

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  18. where did you find the trim?

  19. century mill says:

    Hi Justina
    These do look good but a prefer a more tidy look and ironed quilt cover or bed linen, I just think it makes it look clean and crisp.
    But I will be adding these ideas to our website. The world would be a very sad place if we all liked the same things.

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  21. Rose says:

    Hi Justina,

    I was wondering if you still use this duvet, and if so, how it was holding up. I am looking to do similar project and I would like to know the durability level!


    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Yes I still use it! It is totally durable–but the dye has washed lighter after several washings. it’s almost like a grey color now–but still really pretty.

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  23. Oh yes, great mattress and cozy linen bedding is a match made in heaven! I can stay all day in it! Linen is so comfortable and yes they are so expensive. Your choice of color is amazing! It looks lovely. This project is totally worth it, it saves us some green and we can get any color that we want. And it only took 3 hours! Thank you for sharing.

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