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Patterns for King sized canopy bed

RosaSharon | Posted in Patterns on

Hi all! What a pleasure it is to find this Forum! I have been away from sewing for a while and have just started a new project…I have a king sized, curved top canopy bed that it is impossible to find coverings for, so I just bought some cream colored Scrim to make my own. I spent a lot of money on it, so I am a tad leery of just cutting into it without a pattern. Does anyone know where I can locate one? A search on the web turned up nothing for me, unfortunately.

Thanks in advance!

 

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  1. suesew | | #1

    I would be amazed if you could find such a patttern and even then you would have to adjust it to your exact measurements. I would measure it for width and length and create a piece of fabric that size plus a generous seam allowance all around. Then create whatever side panels or ruffles you intend to add around the edges and figure out what ties or openings for posts you need to have, It should actually be fairly straightforward. You are simply working with a lot of fabric and that's the difficult part.

    1. RosaSharon | | #6

      Hi Sue - yeah, it is the amount of fabric that is difficult and daunting for me, probably becuase of how much $$ I spent!  Your ideas are good. I am going to just get out my measuring tape and go for it.  This weekend. Maybe. If I don't chicken out!  :)

  2. sbmore | | #2

    Try mccall.com Here's a link to one I found:

    http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/butterick/shop.cgi?s.item.B3116=x&TI=10015&page=5



    Edited 8/3/2005 12:35 pm ET by steph

    1. RosaSharon | | #4

      Thanks, Steph!

      That is pretty much what I was looking for - unfortunately my canopy is curved. Nice to know someone came out with one though..I am still shocked at how difficult it is to find much variety. I would prefer to simply BUY one because I don't really like projects with lots of yardage, for some reason.  Probably because I get intimidated! :)

  3. mimi | | #3

    Is your canopy the "hump in the middle" type?  If you can trace the side rails of the canopy, you will have a pattern for the side panels of the canopy.  The top of the canopy can be determined by measuring the length of the side rails and the width of the bottom rails.  If your material is not as wide as the measurement of the bottom rail, piece together by placing the widest piece in the middle and cutting equal width side panels.

    Good luck!

    mimi

    1. RosaSharon | | #5

      Yes, Mimi. It has a hump!  Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to bite the bullet and try it this weekend. Wish me luck.

       

      - Rosa

      1. mimi | | #7

        Good luck, you can do this!! 

        Remember to leave a little space in the seams on the corners if the bedpost is supposed to go through!

        mimi

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