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Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's A Sham!

Remember the fabric I used for my bedroom curtains and originally was gonna use for the headboard?  Well, at $40 bucks a yard, that wasn't gonna happen, so I came home with a 1/2 yard.  It was $8.75 with my 40% off coupon.  I figured I could make a couple pillows with it or something.  Well I came up with something EVEN better.  Shams.  Uh-huh.  I know.  I don't wanna toot my own horn or anything, but they're pretty friggin' amazing.

I made them the exact same way I make all my pillow covers.  I used the spendy fabric for the fronts (each sham used exactly a 1/4 yard of it) and I used my leftover painter's canvas from the headboard for the backs.  The only thing I did different from regular pillow covers is, once they were done, I turned them right-side out and stitched around the perimeter about an inch in.  It gave them a little flap thing around the edge.  Yes, that's the technical term.

Ready for my super fantastic, less than $10 AND they match my curtains, shams?

Ta-da!







I'm in love with them.
And, when I win the lottery, I'll make a duvet cover out of the same fabric.
Well, if I win the lottery, I'll PAY someone to sew it for me.  :o)








12 comments:

  1. Ha ha,...turned out great. I'll be hoping that you win the lottery so we can see the duvet cover too, lol.

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  2. Wow! They look amazing and that was a great idea to just use the expensive fabric on the front. I haven't an ounce of sewing talent so I so admire everyone else who does :)

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  3. Those turned out fab!!! So smart to use the fabric that way too.

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  4. I bought a shower curtain in this fabric to use in my guest room. I am a new follower.

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  5. Stopping by from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Tuesday's Treasures--I had to see what you did because this is the fabric I used for my kitchen window treatments! I LOVE it! And, your pillows turned out so nicely. Great job!

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  6. I just love this fabric too! Your idea to back them with painter's canvas is a great one. I am a new follower. Love your ideas.

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  7. They turned out great, that is a great way to use an expensive fabric in a frugal way, great tip! I'm your neighbor at Tuesdays Treasures.

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  8. very cute! love the fabric.
    cheryl xox.

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  9. Can you tell me what color paint you chose for the walls? I chose the exact same fabric for my chairs and want to paint my dining room walls green, with a board/batten painted white. Thanks!

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  10. Ooooh, it would be pretty in a dining room!

    I think the swatch I have is Kelly Moore, but I had Home Depot match it in Behr. The code off the original paint swatch is KM479-M and it's called Sea Turtle.

    The info on the Behr sticker(gallon)is:
    Custom Color Match
    BASE: 7754
    CLRNT B C D
    -oz- 0 4 0
    384th 176 192 172

    I will warn you, our bedroom gets almost NO natural light, so the color looks completely different everywhere else. In fact, I took the can out the other day to use it on a small project and went, GAD, this is UGLY! But I LOVE it in our room. Goes to show what different lighting will do to a paint color.

    If you need any more info from the can, you can email me directly or stick another note in here.

    Hope that helps - good luck!

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  11. Thank you! And sorry for the slow response and the anonymous comment --- I couldn't log in for some reason. It's great to know that your light is limited, because I have the same issue in my room. Nice job! ~Leslie

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  12. You're welcome Leslie! Happy painting! :o)

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