Here is another bed skirt I suddenly had to make (comes from the fact that I’m pregnant and “nesting!” when I wrote this post). This twin bed used to have a bed skirt, but I’d donated it to the local second-hand store when I couldn’t get it to stay straight on the box spring once I laid the mattress on top. I’d seen a few (very few!) posts about people making Velcro or pin-able bed skirts that should stay put better when the mattress is placed on top. I decided I would do something along these lines for this twin bed.
I have some shiny, satin-type fabric that I bought a while ago for a different project that never happened. I had no idea what to do with this fabric. It was about three yards by 60 inches wide, so I had a lot! I cut it into thirds lengthwise (the drop for the bed is about 17 inches, so it was perfect to allow for a seam allowance when cut). Then I attached those long pieces together and started hemming. I used another fabric for the part that sits on the box spring. It was just scraps that I had and worked out perfectly.
I gathered all that gold fabric (that took a while! It was so much fabric!) and then attached it all together to the “hidden” fabric. Then I rounded up a bunch of safety pins and attached it to the box spring. I found that the more safety pins I used, the better. That helps the skirt to hang as evenly as possible around the bed. I think it turned out nice! And stays put much better!
Here are some sites with tutorials to make something similar, in case you’re interested: