Ever since I made our king bed’s rag quilt, I have wanted to sew some pillow shams for it. Finally after sewing my ruffle shower curtain, I had my sewing machine out and decided to just quickly do them! Sometimes pulling the machine and supplies out can be the hardest obstacle in creating a project with three little ones around. Can you relate?
I picked two fabrics that I wanted to use for my shames, and I used a king pillow case as a template for their size.
I cut the front fabric the size of my pillow case and the back fabric a little longer (to allow room to seem one end and tuck the other inside for the envelope opening to have a good overlap).
I laid the two fabrics on top of one another and sewed the ends together. I then cut the back fabric to allow the ability to seem the one side.
I rotated my fabrics inside out and folded it all in a way to where my seemed side would be seen and the overlap fabric would eventually be tucked in my case.
I pinned the fabric and sewed down both sides of the pillow case to close it off. Through the envelope opening, I turned it right side out. It literally took just sewing five lines to complete one sham, yet it took me a year to do this project. Oh life! 🙂
This might all sound a bit confusing, but I broke it down with more pictures on my yo-yo pillow, if you want to view that. Once the pillow sham was right side out, I simply stuffed it with a pillow and added it to my bed. I love how it turned out!
My house is really full of color, and I love it. This past weekend we hung our headboard up and the curtains in our room, and it is one more room that is slowly coming together around here. We’ve been moved for just over two months now, and the house is starting to feel more like us.
When you add the color from my set of drawers and my craft desk in with the mix of color in this room, I know it’s a lot of color. Somehow it all works though, and it feels like home and is a warm welcome whenever I walk into the room.
What about you!? Do you love color as much as I do, or do you struggle to try to incorporate it and stretch yourself from your usual pallet? If you ever have a question, shoot me a message and I would love to help you brainstorm on your project!
Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend! My BFF is in town, and I can’t wait to HANG!
p.s. Congratulations to Meredith H. for winning my embroidered hoops!
adriana deabreu says
todo muy lindo ,da gusto ver reciclar y que queden tan bellos felicitaciones me gusta muchiiiiisimo
Thank you Adriana! Color just puts me in a better mood 🙂 XOXO, Erica
RITA L MESHELL says
I love the rag quilt.