We have a duvet cover on O's bed that just won't stay in place. As far as I can tell, the only bedding issue worse than having a duvet cover that won't stay in place is when your 3 year old's duvet cover won't stay in place because he wakes up cold and crying when the warm part slides down inside the cover and really, I can't explain to him how to fix it - I can barely fix it myself. So, thanks to some recent forced down time, I finally fixed the problem.
Issue: Down comforter slides down inside the duvet cover
Solution: Sew some ties inside the cover and some loops to attach said ties to on the comforter itself.
This will be quick and easy but I took some pictures in case you want to do this yourself. It would have been infinitely faster if I'd used the sewing machine but someone needed me close by so I did it all by hand.
Step 1: Sew some bias tape or ribbon loops onto the edges of the comforter. I did 4 across the top and then one on either corner at the bottom.
Step 2: Determine placement to match up with the loops on the comforter and sew ties to the seam allowance inside the duvet cover (in my case, I was missing a seam allowance at the top but it's just an Ikea cover so I just sewed it at the top crease). I used 16 inch long pieces of bias tape folded in half.
Step 3: While the duvet cover is still inside out, tie the top ties around the loops at the top of your comforter.
Step 4: Invert the cover over the comforter and tie the bottom corners in place before closing up the cover. Your cover and comforter should now stay together, no more slipping!
Thank you for reading,
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