I got a bonus this weekend. I thought I was going to have to work, but then we got done on Friday night, so I ended up free this Saturday. Woo Hoo!
Not one to waste such an opportunity, I grabbed the fabric I bought a few weeks ago and made some Euro Pillow Shams for my guest bedroom.
Previously we just had some Bed Bath & Beyond plain dark brown covers on the pillows. They were nice but they didn’t WOW me.
I used this pattern from stonegableblog. It was a simple project and I got both pillow shams done in 3 hours, start to finish.
The fabric was $12.99 per yard and I needed only 2 yards to get both pillows. The Tommy Bahama shams that went with this quilt were $50 each. So for half the price of one Tommy Bahama sham, I got two shams.
I usually buy the “bargain” fabric in the home-dec section of my local fabric store. That fabric only costs $3.97 per yard. However, I really liked this fabric so I splurged. Had I chose the $3.97 per yard fabric, I could have had both shams for $8. (actually, I did do that for my master bedroom).
The trade-off is that the pillowcase pieces should really be 29″x29″ but due to the width of this fabric, you can only get 27″x27″ so they are a little small. They still work, but are extra plump.
I suppose you could do your cutting layout differently and buy a little more fabric, but I am lazy and this worked just fine.
My pieces ended up being (fronts) 27X27 and (backs) 20X27. They overlap on the back quite a bit, but you can see in the above picture that at least the pillow isn’t popping out of the back.
It also looks like 2 aren’t going to be enough. I am going to go back and get more fabric and make another pillow for the middle so the bed has 3. 2 looks too sparse. There is a gap in the middle of the two of them.
Not to bad for a Saturday I didn’t think I was going to get!