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How to Keep A Duvet Cover in Place with Fabric Tape

I’m a big fan of changing up my bedroom bedding when it’s easy and budget friendly (like with a DUVET COVER). After all, changing up the bedding can drastically change the style and feel of your bedroom, right? Best of all, if you can create a new bedroom atmosphere by only adding a new duvet cover it’s a win win! Oh, but then there is that one problem… that darn duvet cover is so annoyingly shifty and uncomfortable because it won’t stay in place. If you’ve ever owned a duvet cover, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have a quick and easy trick on how to keep a duvet cover in place with fabric tape. I only wish I knew about this years ago.

How to Keep A Duvet Cover in Place

I started buying duvet covers in college because they are so much cheaper than buying a new quilt or comforter. The idea that I could easily wash it was a huge plus.

The problem is that I would buy the duvet, use it for a month maybe, and then get frustrated because it wouldn’t stay in place. In my haste I would then give it away or get rid of it.

Does this sound familiar?

Oh the money I’ve wasted on duvet covers that I’ve given away.

That’s when I figured out this neat little trick.

Video tutorial on how to secure a duvet cover

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The BEST part about this duvet cover hack:

  1. completely washable
  2. completely reversible
  3. super easy!
  4. it only costs you a few bucks

You already know my secret to preventing that pesky shifting of a duvet cover….

Fabric Tape!

I use fabric tape to keep my duvet cover in place to prevent it from moving around inside the duvet cover.

I’m no stranger to using fabric tape. I’ve used fabric tape in the past to create no sew roman shades and no sew valences. I even created my own DIY no sew pillows covers and made no sew pillows from tea towels. Then I decided to create a beginner’s guide to no sew projects, because , well, why not!

Who knew that adding a little bit of fabric tape to the corners and middle of your duvet insert would make life so much easier. Ok now I can sleep better at night.

I’m going to make this quick and easy because I’ve even got a YouTube video on how to keep a duvet cover in place for those of you who would rather watch the process than read about it.

How to keep a duvet cover in place without shifting

  1. Find a quilt or duvet insert that will fit perfectly with your duvet cover
  2. Turn the duvet cover inside out and lay flat on a even surface
  3. Try your best to smooth out all the wrinkles
  4. Tape a few pieces of fabric tape to all the corners
  5. Add a few pieces of fabric tape to the center
  6. Carefully lay the duvet insert on top of the duvet cover
  7. Press down on the areas where you have adhered the fabric tape
  8. Reach inside the duvet cover until both hands are at each corner inside the duvet cover (the corners furthest from you)
  9. Pull the inside corners towards you and quickly flip the duvet cover right side up
  10. Fingers crossed that the duvet insert will have not shifted
  11. Move the duvet insert around until it’s properly placed
  12. Add more tape if needed
  13. Enjoy your new bedding!
How to Keep A Duvet Cover in Place
Our duvet cover in our bedroom

I hope that was super easy to follow and now you know how to add fabric tape to keep your duvet cover in place. No more shifting!

I would love it if you would pin the image below for later use, or you can see the Pin {HERE}.

how to keep a duvet cover in place with fabric tape

How to Keep A Duvet Cover in Place with Fabric Tape

How to keep a duvet cover in place with fabric tape

This is a quick tutorial on how to keep a duvet cover in place with fabric tape. No more pesky shifting duvet cover inserts!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Fabric Tape
  • Duvet cover
  • Quilt or duvet insert
  • Scissors

Tools

  • NO tools required

Instructions

  1. Find a quilt or duvet insert that will fit perfectly with your duvet cover
  2. Turn the duvet cover inside out and lay flat on a even surface
  3. Try your best to smooth out all the wrinkles
  4. Tape a few pieces of fabric tape to all the corners
  5. Add a few pieces of fabric tape to the center
  6. Carefully lay the duvet insert on top of the duvet cover
  7. Press down on the areas where you have adhered the fabric tape
  8. Reach inside the duvet cover until both hands are at each corner inside the duvet cover (the corners furthest from you)
  9. Pull the inside corners towards you and quickly flip the duvet cover right side up
  10. Fingers crossed that the duvet insert will have not shifted
  11. Move the duvet insert around until it's properly placed
  12. Add more tape if needed
  13. Enjoy your new bedding!

Thanks for stopping by friends. For your reference, I’ve attached a few sources from my master bedroom.

Shop my master bedroom below

Stripe Bedding for Duvet Cover – P.S. this is only $35 – Score!

Classic White Bedding

Lindsey**

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Sandy Brightwell

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Since I have a down filled duvet, I will need to remove the cover for washing. Will there be a sticky residue left on the duvet cover when I machine wash it? Will it make a mess in the washing machine? Will there be residue on the down duvet? This method sounds so much easier than sewing velcro on. Also my cover is at least two inches bigger than the duvet on all sides, so the tape might actually work better, Thanks for your help. Sandy

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Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Hi Sandy. When you remove the duvet, you will also need to remove the fabric tape before washing. The fabric tape did not leave a residue or sticky mess, but you can see where the tape was previously. There might be a little staining on the down duvet, but my thoughts are that no one sees it anyway! You will need to re apply the fabric tape after each wash. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

Friday 27th of April 2018

That's a great trick, Lindsey! It does drive me crazy when my big white Simply Shabby Chic duvet moves around ~ even with a king size down comforter in it! ;) Thanks for the fun tip! Pinned for you.

Jen Gregor

Friday 27th of April 2018

Thanks for this great tip! You will be the featured post on the weeks Friday at the Fire Station link-up!

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Friday 27th of April 2018

Thank you Jen! Have a lovely weekend.

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