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?


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)


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

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  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
    -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!

  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

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


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