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DIY Twin-Sized Zipper Bedding Tutorial

**UPDATE 1/16/2022 — Thank you for your interest in my zippered bedding tutorial! It’s been brought to my attention that unfortunately it goes against existing patents so I won’t be able to sell this anymore**

Have you ever heard of bedding for kids that zips up? They’re really popular for bunk beds or RV’s because of the ease of making the bed – just a zip and you’re done!

DIY Twin-Sized Zippered Bedding Tutorial

Buying this type of bedding can be expensive ($249+ for a twin-size). Being a seamstress, I couldn’t justify buying them when I could make them myself. After all, with 4 kids that would have been over $1,000+ with tax to buy each of them a set!

I took great care with the measurements to get the fit of the bedding just right and have the sewing top-notch. I put together a PDF tutorial that is for sale in my Etsy shop, Click HERE for the listing. ***listing has been removed due to existing patents***

DIY Twin Sized Zipper Bedding Tutorial

Other features:

-Made for a twin-sized bed up to 8″ thick.
-Bedding includes “comfort panels” that pull out to feel/look like a real blanket. They fold right back in for the bedding to zip up.
-Zippers are hidden under a strip of fabric to make this bedding look like a seamless comforter.
-Zippers come completely unzipped if you want the comforter separate or to make washing easy.
-Goes on the bed as easily as a fitted sheet making it easy to remove and wash.
-Bedding includes the bottom sheet, top comforter and pillow sham (standard pillow).
-Instructions are 49 pages long and loaded with colored pictures to guide you through the process.

Here’s some example pages from the PDF document:

DIY Twin Sized Zipper Bedding Tutorial
DIY Twin Sized Zipper Bedding Tutorial

This bedding has totally transformed the look and feel of my kids room – I love it!

I hope that if you choose to make your own bedding that you love the finished product as well! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


**listing has been removed due to existing patents**

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  • Reply Nina

    So awesome! I have had the thought to make them myself even before I bought beddys for my girls, but I don’t sew so I am afraid of even trying! These look awesome!

    February 9, 2021 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      Thank you for the comment! πŸ™‚

      February 17, 2021 at 5:42 pm
    • Reply Keryn

      Hi there, I am just wondering how the zips you got are going… Do they snag at all? I am going to make myself some zip up bedding and I am struggling to know what kind of zip would work best and where to buy ones that are the exact right length… Any tips? Thanks!

      April 9, 2023 at 7:33 am
      • Reply danicarby

        I bought “quilting zippers” from — since buying them they changed the name. They will snag if you get the cotton “sheet” fabric in it but so does the Beddy’s brand πŸ™‚

        May 19, 2023 at 6:54 am
  • Reply Gretchen

    What was your cost for making them?

    March 1, 2021 at 11:11 am
    • Reply danicarby

      I spent $90 on each set of bedding I made – all materials were new.

      March 9, 2021 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Angela Hansen

    What skill level does this require? I can follow a pattern but don’t have any experience with zippers.

    March 9, 2021 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      I recommend intermediate skill level. Zipper look more intimidating then they are.. invisible zipper are tricky but not regular ones.. you really are just sewing a straight line with your pressure for riding along the zipper teeth. πŸ˜†

      March 9, 2021 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Molly

    Can this be modified to fit a 10″ mattress?

    March 19, 2021 at 9:46 am
    • Reply danicarby

      Yes, the easiest, best way to do this would be to sew an extra 6” strip around the whole bottom edge – quilters cotton or sheet fabric would work amazingly!

      March 21, 2021 at 5:39 am
  • Reply Amy

    How much did the material cost for one bed?

    March 20, 2021 at 11:35 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      I spent $90 on all the supplies for each of the 4 bedding sets πŸ‘πŸ»

      March 21, 2021 at 5:37 am
  • Reply Lori

    Do you have directions to adapt this pattern to fit a queen bed?

    May 13, 2021 at 11:07 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      The tutorial I offer comes with a free bonus PDF with cutting measurements for an RV size, Full, Queen and King πŸ™‚

      May 17, 2021 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Eden

    I would like to make this for a toddler bed. How can I adjust measurements accordingly?

    May 17, 2021 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      You could scale down the Twin size bedding to fit your needs. Just minus however many inches difference it is from the width/length of the Twin. Maybe give an extra inch for wiggle room πŸ™‚

      May 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Nina

    Can I make this out of a comforter? If yes what size comforter would I need?

    January 12, 2022 at 11:11 am
    • Reply danicarby

      Hi Nina! Yes you can definitely use existing bedding! For a comforter, I’d use one size up in bedding for whatever size mattress you’re trying to fit. I’m taking the pattern off my Etsy shop in less than 48 hours as I’ve been notified that this infringes on Beddy’s pantent πŸ™

      January 12, 2022 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Carolyn

    I can’t believe that you had to take this down off your etsy. I had it up on my browser last night, contemplating it. Then, opened my computer today it was “sold”. Came here and saw your update about the patent. I’m so bummed. How do I get on a waiting list for the new pattern this summer?
    Thank you!!

    January 16, 2022 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      Hi Carolyn! I am determined to have a new tutorial out *hopefully* around summer time! I will message you when I have it ready! So sorry!!

      January 19, 2022 at 6:20 am
      • Reply Carolyn

        Thanks for the reply. I have a new comforter that I was hoping to use. Do you think a comforter can be used? Or, even a duvet cover with a duvet? I see most people using quilts.

        January 24, 2022 at 2:39 pm
      • Reply Nicole

        Hi Dani I was wondering if/ when you would have a new tutorial on how to make this bedding again?

        April 6, 2023 at 3:09 pm
        • Reply danicarby

          I was working on another design but unfortunately the husband doesn’t feel comfortable with the idea of legal issues πŸ™

          April 6, 2023 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Also, so sad I missed this pattern before you had to remove it! I’d love to receive an email when you have a new one available!

    January 25, 2022 at 6:57 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      I know – I’m so sorry!!

      January 26, 2022 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    Did a new pattern come out? I have been searching like crazy but I can’t seem to find anything I like. so sorry this happened.

    January 17, 2023 at 10:27 am
    • Reply danicarby

      I made one with revisions but we still don’t feel right about it – just don’t want to risk any legal action πŸ™

      May 19, 2023 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Julie

    Hi Dani! Are you sure this goes against any patent infringement? I find it hard to believe since no one can patent a t-shirt pattern or a fitted sheet. Seems like maybe you received an empty threat by someone with Beddy’s worried about a loss of their sales. Either way, I would love to buy this pattern from you, even if its frowned upon. I’m a sewist and I see many pattern companies copy exact ready to wear clothing items and sell replicated patterns for home sewists to create themselves. I see no difference between that and bedding patterns.

    April 5, 2023 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      They do have a patent, I’ve looked at it with a patent attorney πŸ™

      May 19, 2023 at 6:55 am

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