Cover a storage box, mess or monster under the bed with a cleaned bed skirt twin. You can sew your own or buy a coordinating skirt with a pre-packaged linen package. Even buying a skirt is easier, sewing your own gives you the opportunity to experiment with styles, patterns and materials not commercially available. It’s also a subtle way to make a personal statement and pull together disparate design elements.
A flat bed skirt twin is as simple as it gets. The material hangs in a straight line around the entire bed and resembles an extended sheet. Sometimes designers fold or gather the corners of a flatbed skirt to add dimension and help the material hold the curve of the bed frame. Other designers keep the angle line dress by making each side of the bed a separate panel. Wrinkles, stains and tears are especially clear on flat bedcovers so be sure to keep them neat and pressed. Whether they are on your pants or on your bed skirt, folds can make three impressions: tailor made, bulky or careful.
Bed skirt twin design with two or three wide folds per side gives your bed a crisp, tailored look. The combination of sharp folds and wide, smooth fabric is versatile and works well with many different designer rooms, but it is especially well suited for contemporary and art deco motifs. Usually designers choose counterparts or double folds with this type of skirt. However, you can use knife or rolled pleats to give the dress more volume and movement. Keep in mind that the distance is crucial with any pleated design. So no matter what fold style you choose, be correct. Even a 1/4 inch error will stand out like a sore thumb.
If you do not have the time or patience for measurement and marking folds, is an overall bed skirt twin for you. Salma’s skirts are cheap to do and are therefore very common. Depending on the volume of the dress, this style can fit any design from modern to French colonial. Before tackling this project, note that collective skirts use a lot of material – 2:58 times the perimeter of the bed. So, they are usually more expensive than the other styles. To compensate for this cost, choose a cheaper material such as a solid cotton print drapery tablecloth. Layered or combined skirts mesh flat, pleated and assembled styles to create a whole new style. For example, you can sew a flatbed skirt with a full edge, a wide bed skirt twin with tight curved trim, or entered overall skirt. By using this kind of fusion, you can make a cool skirt tamer or jazz up a dull flat style.