Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pillow Shams for the Living Room


While my Mom is here visiting, I am taking advantage of her sewing skills. She made three pillow shams for me this week, thanks Mom! 



Here's some tips!

Cut fabric on the bias (or purchase bias tape which we did) so that it goes around the corners without pulling the fabric

After sewing the cording with the zipper foot, sew it to the front piece of fabric (right side out), then apply the front and back pieces right side together and sew along the outside.


Fabrics include KAS Cavallo Bluebird and P Kaufmann Indoor/Outdoor Woven Slick Navy (green pillows were purchased a few years back)


I'm loving my new hydrangea - it picked it up from Trader Joes for $7, lowest price that I have found :)



We moved the computer downstairs so that we could use the whole table while my family is here ...

I plan to make one more pillow to add a little texture to the sofa, but for now I am loving the new additions!

18 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I wish I could sew :(
    Maybe you can come to my house and make me some? LOL!

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    1. Hi Ang! Thank you! Envelope pillow shams are one of the easiest sewing projects, if you start, I'd recommend trying first!

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  2. I too have a mom who can sew, and as a bonus (for me, not for her) she lives right across the street! hee hee. I send her little jobs all the time.

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    1. wish my mom was closer, we are on different coasts, so taking advantage while she is here! I can sew ... but she is much better than me! haha

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  3. I'm about to attempt piping on some pillows so this couldn't have come at a better time! I love all the fabrics you've chosen. Cheers to having a mom who sews!

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    1. Perfect! Let me know if I missed anything :)

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  4. Cute pillows - and equally cute fabric too! I have picked up lots of hydrangeas too, but outdoor ones. Hope the hot weather isn't going to harm them!

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  5. My wife is an all-out sewing buff and she'll definitely love these! Thanks for this wonderful post.

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  6. I just stumbled upon your blog following a pin on Pinterest. Do you share where you find your fabrics? I love the master bedroom fabrics and lampshades. Thanks.

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    1. Hi April! The bedroom pillows are thomas paul dahlia dove, covington windsor citrus, and waverly stepping out matelasse sunshine and the lampshades are from Target :)

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    2. I Love your living room!! I just got married and i'm using the colors!!! where can I purchase the fabric for the pillows in your living room and the rectangular pillow? whats the name? Thanks :)

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    3. Thank you! Fabrics include KAS Cavallo Bluebird and P Kaufmann Indoor/Outdoor Woven Slick Navy available at Joann Fabrics (online) and fabric.com (green pillows were purchased a few years back)

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  7. Would you be able to share the dimensions of the pillows?

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    1. The square pillows are 20x20 and 18x18 and the rectangular pillow is 14x26

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  8. Where is this rug from??? I love it.

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    1. Here's the link :) http://sarahmdorseydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-painted-morrocan-rug-finished.html

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