Envelope Euro Shams with Ruffle Trim Tutorial

One of my latest projects is finally redecorating our 
Master Bedroom
I really haven't done anything to it in several years, but alas I am inspired by the updating going on in the rest of the house.  Look here for my inspirations and a before.
(I must confess, the inspiration is from some fabulous bedding that I bought  "on sale" 
at Restoration Hardware and some beautiful fabric that I found at a local fabric store.)
I decided to start this project with some new Euro Shams to coordinate with the bedding and to share a tutorial on how to make them.  I decided to add ruffle trim with a coordinating silk for a feminine touch. 
These were very easy to make as long as you have some simple sewing skills ( I do not have anything beyond simple sewing skills!).

I decided to make 3 Euro Shams (26" x 26").

Here is what you need:

3 front panels--26" x 26"  (Some people make the panels larger, but I like my pillows full)
6 back panels--26" wide x 17" long (divide 26" in half and add 4" to each for the envelope)
3--8" wide fabric x 138" long (approximately--it's better to be too long than too short)

Once you cut all of your fabric, pin a 1-inch hem on each piece of the back panels.

Sew to secure.

Next, fold 8" trim fabric in half and iron.  (To make mine so long, I sewed 2-pieces together.)

Next, attach ruffle trim to the right side of the pillow.

I make a 1/4" pleat every 2 inches and attached.

Sew to secure.

This is what it will look like when you fold it over.  (Prettty!!)
Next, attach the back panels to the front.  Remember to place the right sides facing each other. Your back panel insides will face out when you are sewing.

Once you've finished sewing all the way around, then flip and stuff.
Here is what you get--
I think that they turned out great.
Master Bedroom reveal coming soon.
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  1. So you cook and sew? Me too.... I'm not a seamstress, but I certainly like sewing home dec projects.

    Oh, guess what arrived today - the magazine. It was so much fun to search through it for your feature. It was nice learning more about you.. such a blessing to have a husband who tends the garden - you're a lucky duck!

    Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks so much!! He is pretty good if I do say so myself. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the magazine. Let me know when you start to get your issues from the subscription. I don't know how long it will take.