Found a curtain panel with grommets at a severe discount last week – five dollars! Didn’t have a plan exactly, but the color was perfect for Fun Son’s room. Remember Bedroom Painted – Check?
With grayish tan walls and maroon valances, I’ve been watching out for a thin comforter. You know how guys are so hot-natured. A regular comforter is too hot for most.
I like the washable factor of a matelasse. Shhh…don’t say that word in front of him. Sounds too girlie.
I found the spread (pictured above with the shams) at the same sale as the curtain panel. Different shades of gray and tan stripes. Washable, and thin like a matelasse. Perfect! And, for $20! Perfecter!
With no maroon in the bedspread, I had an idea to use the curtain panel for pillows. When I got home and measured the panel, it occurred to me that shams would be very easy to make. Quick, too.
To make shams from a curtain panel, follow these instructions.
Split the panel down the middle. Turn the cut edge under 1/4″, then 1″ and stitch edge to match the outer finished edge of panel, the edge finished by the manufacturer. Fold bottom end up to seam line just under the grommeted end, with sides together.
Your fold is almost half way up the panel length.
Stitch along hemmed edge (the sides together that you folded) on each side at the seam line, which in my case was 1″ from edge. You’ve now made a “pocket” for the pillow.
Fold grommeted edge over the pocket opening and attach ties. (Ribbon or bias tape works great.)
The two shams took only an hour to make, since they were already pretty much “made”.
I forgot to mention that I found the bedskirt at the thrift store for $4. This has been the most economical room ever!
God must be paving the way for me, y’all. No way I would normally “happen upon” this many deals for one room.
Still have plans for some throw pillows. For now, Fun Son is liking the room better every time he comes home for the weekend. Think he’s wishing I’d done it sooner. 😉