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« on: July 07, 2005 02:23:17 PM »

How to Make Pillow Shams

1.   Measure Pillow
To determine the size pillow you own, measure the length of your bed pillow and jot down the dimension: Standard size pillows measure approximately 26" wide, queen size pillows measure approximately 30" wide, and king size pillows measure approximately 36" wide.

2.   Cut Sham
On print or plaid fabrics, note the pattern repeat and match the printed fabric design to be identical for each pillow sham front.

To make one sham
Cut 1 sham front:(includes 1/2" seam allowance)
Standard(20"x 26"): 30" high X 36" wide Queen(20"x 30"): 30" high X 40" wide King(20" x 36"): 30" high X 46" wide

Cut 2 Sham backs:
(includes 1/2" seam allowance)
Standard: 30" high X 28" wide Queen: 30" high X 32" wide King: 30" high X 38" wide

3.   Hem Sham Backs
Turn under 8" and press to wrong side of fabric along inside vertical edge of each sham back. Open out crease, tuck the cut edge into the fold and press a 4" double hem. Pin and top stitch hem through all layers along inside fold.

4.   Stitch Front to Back
Place sham front right side up, flat on table. With right sides facing, place one sham back into position over front sham with top, bottom and side cut edges even - hemmed edge should be facing center. Pin and stitch front to backs along all outside edges through all layers. Trim seam, clip corners, turn to right side through back opening, press sham flat.

5.   Stitch Flange
On right side of sham, measure and mark a 4" border along all outside edges. Pin and top stitch through all layers of the sham along the marked border. Insert pillow through opening in back.

Calculate Fabric From Your Own Pillow Measurements
(includes 1/2" seam allowances)
For Sham Front: Pillow dimensions plus 10" (Cut one)
For Sham Backs: Same height as calculated front measurement, Subtract 8" from the calculated width measurement.  (Cut two)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2005 09:39:36 AM by JodiJean » THIS ROCKS   Logged


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005 03:15:10 PM »

Is a sham the same thing as a pillow case??
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