Today I am finishing up my last major throw pillow remake. While I’ve enjoyed making lovely new throw pillows from remnants, it was time to use a leftover piece from a project way back when…
I’ve had two euro shams for a decade, sitting pretty in plastic ziplock bags. Yes, a decade! (Goodness, some projects take that long.) It was time to give them some style and bring them out of our dusty closet.
But before I dive into the tutorial, here is the story behind the fabric of choice for this euro sham pillow cover.
Remember when I made several Parson’s styled dining chair covers for our Crate & Barrel chairs?
This fabric at Joann Fabrics is called Waverly Button Blooms Spa. If you’re looking for a light green, blue, yellow, and tinge of gray combo, this fabric is for you.
Making those covers as a novice sewer was tough. It took weeks to figure out the best pattern to cut and sew. But I still haven’t finished them… I still have some hemming to do…. But I’ll save that for another post.
Now back to the tutorial…
Step 1. Measure.
With two euro shams, each pillow measured at 25 inches. I added a little (total of 26″ x 26″) to compensate for the seam line.
I wanted it to fold over and have an opening at the back. I had enough fabric to give it a two inch overlap at 15 1/2 inches.
Step 2. Cut.
At this point, I had three pieces cut: one front piece (26″ x 26″) and two back pieces at (15 1/2″ x 26″).
Step 3. Sew.
I sewed about an 1/2″ hemline at the back, to give is a nice clean look at the opening. I sandwiched all three pieces together, zipping through the sewing part in one quick stitch!
Flip the pillow cover inside out and….
Step 4. Voila! Project complete!
Look how nicely these three complement one another! I had my doubts about those yellow Moroccan-inspired throw pillows, but now it’s a perfect color combination.
What do you think?
Check out more fun home decor projects:
Crate & Barrel-Inspired Julian Orange Throw Pillow
Chevron Gray Stripe Lumbar Throw Pillow
Gray Moroccan Throw Pillow
Yellow Moroccan Throw Pillow
Lovely Gray Floral Pillow
How to Dress a Crate & Barrel Basque Dining Chair
How to Choose the Best DIY Slipcover Design
Hunt to Find Slipcover Fabric
From my hometown to yours,