I’m tired of battling with bedskirts. They creep out of place like a defiant toddler reaching for a forbidden candy. Here’s a couple of my favorite solutions:
I discovered these ingenious little pins at our local Hobby Lobby. Their spiral design enables them to anchor fabrics in place–and isn’t that just what a defiant bedskirt needs? You just twist them in until all that remains visible is the button.
In a pinch, big safety pins work well to constrain the wayward bed linen:
But my favorite method came to me while I was facing a completely different problem. I couldn’t find a bedskirt long enough
Bed risers are a wonderful invention. They provide more concealed under-bed storage. But what we appreciate most is the grandeur added height lends to an ordinary mattress and box spring. But back to the problem at hand: I needed my old bedskirt to grow 6 inches. And then…inspiration struck. I could easily sew my own from scraps I had stored away AND solve my creeping bedskirt issues…with VELCRO!
I abandoned the traditional design, and just hemmed and edged twice the length of fabric it would take to measure off the 3 perimeter edges of the mattress. (I measured how wide I needed the fabric by adding 5 inches to the ‘drop’ I desired to cover those ugly bed raisers and the legs of the bed.)
Then I positioned the fabric with pleats and corners, securing it with pins until I got the look I was after. And then applied adhesive Velcro to the box spring and the fabric. Perfect! It doesn’t creep. It’s the length I want in the color I need, and I can change it out for another very easily.
So long, bedskirt battles!