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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

White Wednesday: Sewing Project; White Pillow Shams

Today I'll be joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday!

Some time ago I mentioned that I wanted to sew some Euro pillow shams to go with my "summer bedding"( click HERE to read that post). I did finally accomplish this project this weekend!
I already had the 26x26 size pillow inserts, so I just needed to make new shams. I chose this pretty white fabric with embroidered white flowers. I had initially picked out a beautiful white eyelet fabric that had ruffled bands of lace in a cross-hatch pattern, but when I saw the price per yard for it, I decided on something less expensive.
I made them with a simple envelope back; my usual design. I thought about adding a ruffle around them, but then decided I wanted them simple.
So pretty! I'm happy with how they turned out. I even have some fabric left that I can make something else with; perhaps napkins? Or a small boudoir pillow for the bed? Hmmmmm...

I also wanted to show this beautiful white cutwork embroidered tablecloth, which was a steal for $3 at Goodwill.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Eastlake Victorian said...

They turned out great! I love whites. And what a great cutwork tablecloth from Goodwill! :-)


Cabin and Cottage said...

Lovely Bed and Shams! Turned out very nice. I just love to find something fabulous for almost nothing like your tablecloth. That would look terrific on your bed too!! Jacqueline

Bella said...

Hi Katie, You found some great fabric, I like them without ruffles it really lets the pretty fabric shine:-)
I love the bed in front of the window with the light shining on the white bedding.. Pretty!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Hi- Thanks for stopping by. Your home sounds lovely. And your post reminded me that I left out a Goodwill find in my post - I too picked up some lovely white embroidered shams last week. Your blog graphics are too awesome - Im off to read more of your older posts.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

They look so fab and inviting!! What a great project!

Debbie said...

These are just beaufitul!! I use vintage table clothes to make pillows. They add such a "cottage" feel to our home.
Love your pics of your bed with all the pillows.

Diann said...

Oh, thses are just beautiful! I love them. I want them! LOL Great finds in the fabric!

32˙North said...

Hi Katie,

They came out great! Perfect for summertime - nice and bright fir sunny days.


Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Soooo pretty! Theresa