How to Make a Pillow Sham with a Ruffle Edge

How to Make a Pillow Sham

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Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom or simply want to try your hand at a sewing project that’s both functional and fabulous, the How to Make a Pillow Sham with a Ruffle Edge tutorial is your go-to guide.

The tutorial begins with a delightful anecdote about how the author’s daughter, home from college, inspired the project. She wanted ruffled pillow shams just like her mum had back in her college days. Ah, the cyclical nature of fashion! They ended up sewing three different pillows, each with its own unique charm.

The guide offers instructions for making 18″ and 20″ x 26″ pillows, complete with a 3″ wide ruffle and a zippered back. If zippers aren’t your thing, don’t fret; there are also instructions for an envelope back. The tutorial even includes an option to add decorative trim to the front of the standard-size pillow, giving you the freedom to customise your sham to your heart’s content.

The tutorial is incredibly detailed, with step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos to guide you through the process. You’ll start by cutting your fabric and fusible fleece, then move on to sewing the ruffles and assembling the pillow. The guide also provides tips on how to add optional decorative trim, making your pillow sham truly one-of-a-kind.

The fabric choices are flexible, allowing you to use quilting-weight cotton or lightweight home decor fabric for the pillow front. For the ruffle, a lightweight cotton fabric is recommended. The tutorial even provides tips on what type of pillow insert to use for the best shape and comfort.

So, if you’re ready to dive into a sewing project that combines style, comfort, and a dash of nostalgia, this tutorial is just the ticket. Grab your fabric, fusible fleece, and sewing machine, and let’s create some bedroom magic!