Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WIN: Pillow Shams. Finally!

I know it's lame. I've been struggling with pillow shams for the last few months. Nothing looked good, nothing was priced right, nothing expressed ME as a design (hehe, whatever, proper interior design is something like a foreign language to me, I like weird stuff).

After cleaning out my spare room (check another task off the Ultimate To-Do), I found an old lime green sheet and an old purple tablecloth in a random fabric basket. As I looked at them I thought, maybe I could make pillow shams? Actually, maybe my mom who is The Seriously Good Sewing Wizardess could help me make pillow shams?

Fortunately, she said, "Yes" and gave me some suggestions.
  • Look up a pattern on the internet.
  • Use a rolly cutter to get straight edges (not sure of exact name, I'm hard of listening)
  • Why not alternate the stripes?
So I figured out the dimensions & cut the fabric. I know how to sew, but my mom does it better, so she pretty much did the sewing. And here they are! (sorry, weird camera angle)
Thanks for the help mom! Now my spare pillows can live on my bed instead of taking up space in my closet.


  1. I love the pillows and I laughed outloud at hard of listening! I have that same problem!