Every DIYer loves a little drop cloth project right? Jaime from That’s My Letter here to share how to make striped euro shams.
Using drop cloth and acrylic craft paint, I made these grain sack inspired shams to finish off our new poster bed.
I added piping to finish the edges. It wasn’t too hard, and it was worth the extra effort. Brittany has a great piping tutorial here or you could always leave off the piping if you choose.
I found my inspiration for these shams from a Country Living article in the June 2013 issue. The master bedroom in the featured home had the perfect striped lumbar pillow and I knew I just had to have my own!
Similar but different, these striped shams coordinate well with my Joseph’s Coat quilt. Check out how easy it is to make your own shams:
- drop cloth (2 – 26″ x 26″ square piece per sham)
- cotton cording (2 yards per sham)
- 22″ zipper
- painter’s tape
- stencil paintbrush or stiff bristle brush
- acrylic paint
- clear quilting ruler
- rotary cutter
- self healing cutting mat
- sewing machine
- iron & ironing board
Step 1: Measure your sham inserts and add 1″ to each side. (My inserts measured 25″ x 25″ therefore I cut the drop cloth at 26″ x 26″.) Tape the corners of the drop cloth to a hard surface. Slide a piece of cardboard under the drop cloth to protect your surface. Mark a 1/2″ wide stripe at the center and secure painter’s tape down either side of gap. [Read more...]