Last week I shared a few fabrics that I ordered from fabric.com. The coral was a little pinker than I was anticipating, but I loved it and David didn't hate it, so I decided to go with it!
Yesterday I finished making a few new pillow shams for the living room. I decided to try Jenny's 10 minute simple envelope sham and it was the perfect!
|fabrics L to R 1. 2. 3. (in blue, no longer on website) 4. 5.|
I followed Jenny's instructions and I added a few tips of my own.
1. I measured the width of the existing sham and added .5" on the two long sides for seam allowance. I placed the existing sham on the end of the fabric and folded it over once, I then added about 4-6" for overlap at the end. (a 20"x20" pillow should be about 20"x46")
2. I folded the short end over .5" and ironed, 3. folded over once more to cover all raw edges.
Repeat on other short side.
4. I sewed the two short sides where I created the hem. 5. I then folded the fabric (right side in) I placed the sham to the side and adjusted the fabric until it was the same length and pinned in place.
5. I sewed the two open ends 6. and finally snipped the corners so that they would stick out easily. I then turned it right side out and pushed the corners out. These were so fast to make!
I also added small black pom pom trim the outside of one sham, using this tutorial. Since the tutorial above only sews two sides (the other two don't have seams) you need a front piece and two back pieces so that you can sew the pom pom trim to all four sides.
1. + 2. After cutting the front to size (.5 inch seam allowance on all sides) I sewed the pom pom trim around the outside 3. I cut out the back pieces with 4"-6" overlap and sewed around the outside.
I love how fun and bright they are. Perfect for spring! I still need to add trim to the solid coral sham. I ordered some online (after not finding anything locally) so it should get here in the next few days :)
Annabelle loves her new seat!
You may have noticed that I moved the furniture around ... I plan to move (or sell) the sofa table and replace it with a taller open shelving, like Ikea's Vittsjo
I also love having the TV in the corner so is no longer a focal point. It fits perfectly here!
Almost done! Just a few more things ...
Also on the list:
Tall open shelving
Rug in seating area
New ottoman/coffee table
Stay tuned to see the trim on the solid coral pillow!