Friday, August 19, 2011
Modifying a duvet cover
After a brainstorming session with the designer, we decided to add to the width with a flange. The client needed to keep the cost down, and I wanted to be sure the flange looked as if it had been there all along. To keep the labor down, I didn't want to open up the serged seam if we didn't have to, or remove the snap tabs inside. I wanted to avoid extra bulk, and I didn't want any hand-sewing- it's a heavy bed-covering, and it needed strong machine sewing.
The ends were sewn shut by hand. I had to leave that to the last, because I was sure that if I sewed the flanges to size beforehand, something would stretch, or shrink up, and the pieces wouldn't fit.