Monday, January 19, 2015

How to Insert a Duvet the Easy Way

Ever try to put a stuff comforter inside a duvet cover and end up sweating and frustrated with a lumpy bed cover to boot? Well, I have and I dread washing my duvet for this reason. I recently saw this video posted on facebook where they teach you how to put a comforter into a duvet cover the "easy" way using this burrito method. Here is the original how to video as featured on the Meredith Vieira Show.

I just had to try it out for myself. My video is actually my fourth attempt to roll the duvet cover out correctly. I still will say that it came out better than the "stuffing it" method but it did take me a few attempts to figure things out. 

Here are a few tips to help you insert your comforter into your duvet perfectly the first time:
  1. Roll from the top towards the opening of the duvet cover.
  2. Tie or pin all four corners of the duvet to the comforter.
  3. The tighter you make your roll the easier it is to stuff it at the end. 
  4. Watch the final step before the roll out carefully. I ended up with a literal burrito several times with no way to unroll the duvet (although this did make for a good laugh!)
  5. The roll out isn't as glamorous as it looks on her video but don't fear, a few shakes of your duvet and it will look gorgeous.
  6. Use two people if you can. It will go quicker and the roll will be tighter(see 3)

What do you think of this method to insert a comforter into a duvet cover?


  1. This is really interesting! My method is super basic: laying the comforter on top of an inside-out duvet, tying the corners and putting 3 cushioned clips on the top and sides, reaching inside the duvet to the 2 far corners, and pulling it right-side out. (I don't know why I never thought to use giant safety pins instead of clips.) Pretty painless, but definitely lacking the pizzazz of this approach!

    Also, idea for your next how-to-video: "the birthing whale technique" ;)

    1. Who knew there were so many ways to put on a duvet? I can't wait to see what this birthing whale technique is all about. The name alone has me interested!


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