Monday, September 30, 2013

How to Make a Sham

Happy Monday everyone! The weekend always seems to go too fast and before you know it it's Monday again. : ( But today I have a tutorial for you all, so hopefully that makes your Monday a little better! Here is my Sham Tutorial to go with the Duvet Cover Tutorial I shared a couple weeks ago.

What you need:

  • Fabric {see measurements below}
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Fabric Pencil
First cut your fabric to these measurements {the seam allowances have already been added}.

{Note: if you want your sham to be stiffer then mine turned out, you could add interfacing to Panel A.}

Next take one of the 25" sides of Panels B and C. Fold down 1/4" then fold another 1/4". Sew down the middle of each fold.

Now take Panel A and lay it down. Place Panel B on top of Panel A, lining up the left corners. Then place Panel C on top of Panels B and C, lining it up to the right corners of Panel A. Make sure the seams you made in the previous step are up.

Pin the panels together and sew around the perimeter using a 1/2" seem allowance.

Cut the corners, turn the sham right side out, and iron down the seams. Next, mark 2" from the edge, all around the perimeter. Then pin down where Panels B and C meet, so they won't be caught in the sewing machine.

Finish the sham by sewing a top stitch along the 2" line you marked. And you are done!

I made two to go on the bed with the Duvet Cover I made.

The color of the Shams match the bedskirt I found for a dollar at a yard sale! What a great deal, huh. : ) I kind of like the two different colors of grey, keeps it interesting.

Next up for this bed are new decorative pillows where I hope to add more texture and color. But who knows when I'll get to those!


  1. This is a great tutorial!! TFS!! Stopping by from Alderberry Hill's linky party and a follower. Here is what I shared this week: There are also a few others I shared on my blog if you have time to check them out.

  2. Great tutorial! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers!

  3. What a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!