How to Make a Burlap Bedskirt

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in burlap, master bedroom | 28 comments

Is is possible for your brain to freeze?

You see, I’m typically a very productive sort…I have ideas…and I have things I want to make and do and try

…but lately I’m having a hard time getting motivated.

We haven’t had a flake of snow fall.

But our skies have been gray and our temperatures have been having a hard time reaching double digits.

And it is leaving me feeling sapped.

Luckily I had this idea before the brain freeze hit.

And luckily it took zero creative juices to complete.

Here is how to make a burlap bedskirt! 🙂

How to Make a Burlap Bed Skirt

How to Make a Burlap Bed Skirt


an inexpensive bedskirt (or an old one you already own)

18″ wide burlap ribbon (I used 2 1/2 rolls)



sewing machine

How to Make a Burlap Bed Skirt

I used one roll of burlap for each of the long sides and half of a roll for the end for a queen size bed.

I found the center of the ribbon, made a 1 inch fold and pinned it to the center of the side of the bed skirt.

I pinned it right to the top of the existing bedskirt.

I pinned each end.

Then I found the center of those sections, folded over about 1/2 inch and pinned them to the center.

I kept finding the center, folding and pinning until one side was complete.

I did this for all 3 sides.

Then I sewed the burlap ribbon right over the existing bed skirt.

How to Make a Burlap Bed Skirt

And there is my new burlap bedskirt.

And hopefully the sun will begin to shine again and the temperatures will rise and I will start to have some ideas again… 🙂

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  1. That burlap bed skirt looks so pretty with that AMAZING gold foiled bed! 🙂

  2. A very lovely bed skirt, fullness with a soft look. Thanks for the share.

  3. This is such a pretty look with your ‘new’ bed! I love it!!

  4. How Clever of you. You could do that with any fabric — using the old bed skirt as template. I thank you for the idea, and I hope your brain thaws out soon. It can be frustrating knowing there are all sorts of ideas in there just waiting to pop to the forefront but not being able to bring them out. The sun will help the process.

  5. Very pretty! Sure wish I wasn’t dealing with scorpions – don’t want to give them anything to climb on! May just have to upholster the box springs instead…I’m tired of the cold too! We are having a real Winter this year! I’m almost missing our 100 degree Summer days – almost!

  6. Love the look of this, you are always welcome in Florida!!!

  7. I love that look! We have a king size bed and it’s up on risers. I would probably have to buy the burlap by the yard. But, I think it would be fairly simple to do. Great job!

  8. Such a great idea…Love it!!

  9. WOW Lovely who knew burlap could be so elegant ! You inspire me !

  10. Love this idea! I think I could actually do this but please do tell where you found the burlap ribbon. I don’t recall seeing anything that wide. Popping over from Adventures in Decorating after I saw your post. I am now a follower. Thanks!!

  11. Girl, I completely hear ya’ about the “brain freeze”. It was so dreary for a week or so here in sunny FL and that kills my creative mojo {but I know I can’t complain because we aren’t dealing with a brutal Winter like so many people are}. Love this bedskirt! I have so much burlap and my sewing machine misses me. Thanks for the inspiration and pinned! xo

  12. Looks terrific and such a great idea!

  13. Love me some burlap. I’ve been feeling kinda blah myself. I’m so ready for Spring. I’m here from the Sunday Showcase 🙂

  14. Your bedskirt looks beautiful!! Thanks and Pinning.

  15. Your bedskirt looks beautiful. Love the look of burlap. Great texture. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Winter Blues Wednesday party going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  16. Great idea!
    How will you clean it? I always wonder about burlap and dust and dog hair (I have two dogs.)
    Your look is great! Great job.

    • Yeah, I wondered about the dust with it, as I have two cats, one of which is part Coon. I do like it with your brass head board though. If the edges of the ribbon are sewn well,(or glued) you might be able to run one of your vacuum attachments over it.

      Very well done!

      Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

  17. This is beautiful Melissa!

  18. Great idea and so creative! I love how rustic yet pretty it looks too, pinned 🙂 I would love it if you linked up to The Makers link party going on right now,

    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  19. I love this! It adds a very nice rustic touch while still keeping things clean and simple…totally my style!

  20. It turned out beautifully! Coming over from Tater Tots and Jello!

  21. Your burlap bed skirt looks great! I hope you start thawing out soon 🙂 Pinned.

  22. Hi Melissa! This bedskirt looks so beautiful and what a great idea to use burlap! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing – pinning and hope you have a happy Tuesday!

  23. LOVE! It’s gorgeous!

  24. Looks great! You can also buy an inexpensive flat sheet and see the burlap to it.
    They sell a big variety of burlap in different sizes and colors at Hobby Lobby

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  27. What a cute idea! That bedskirt looks perfect for a farmhouse style… Thanks


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