DIY duvet cover

Guys, I never thought that so many of you would be interested in a DIY duvet cover, specifically for a cot! I decided to make some duvet covers for Maia because I just couldn’t find a print that I liked at a reasonable price, I wasn’t prepared to pay upwards of R400 for a single cover. So instead I made 2 covers for under R200 and I love how they came out! I’m by no means a whizz on the sewing machine, and my mom did have to help me plan it all out, but if I can conquer this DIY duvet cover, you can too!


Fabric for the front and the back

Matching thread

Press studs or velcro


  1. Measure the length and width of the duvet inner and add an extra 5cm on each side and on the length.
  2. Once you’ve cut your material to the correct size, sew the right sides together, the bottom and the sides only, leave the top open.
  3. Zig zag the raw edges to neaten it up.
  4. Cut the corners diagonally (the cover is still inside out) to reduce material congestion.
  5. At the top opening, turn over 2cm, and then 3cm and pin into place.
  6. Measure enough velcro to go across the opening.
  7. Sew the velcro onto the the folded part, right against the top.
  8. If you would prefer to use press studs, complete step 5 and then sew on the press studs.

And that’s it, you can literally whip it up in under an hour! If you do make one, please do tag me on social media, I would love to see!

South African Influencer Sarah Booyens

I’m Sarah, shameless coffee addict, brazen beauty fiend, mid-size style gal and the heart behind parentingbeauty and lifestyle blog, Mascara & Mimosas.


  1. Sooooo mooi!!!

    May I ask where you bought this material. As I’m looking for that specific theme for my boy’s room.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Haydine! I bought this fabric from Chamdor in Edenvale 🙂


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