You saw these shams in my post about How to Sew Mitered Corners – well, a hint of them, anyway. I should be finished with the master bedroom now. You’re probably glad for me to move on from that room!
It’s always nice to know how to miter corners, so that’s partly why I made these shams – so I could show you a good way to do that. As in everything, there’s more than one way to miter. You may already have a technique that works well for you.
For the flange of these king-sized shams, I used the fabric that is on the reverse side of the plaid shams – a left-over from my stash. When I bought the sham front fabrics at PHI, I picked up a couple of yards of blue and white toile for extra pillows (like the no-sew roll pillow).
A simple decorator lining was the original plan for the reverse side of the king shams. But, then I had a Eureka! moment…why not have the toile on the back side and make them pretty enough to use as an alternative front?
The ribbon enclosure is designed to dress up the opening and make it presentable. This toile side gives us a different look for Spring/Summer. The front side can be for Fall and Winter.
That’s new for us – alternative looks with pillows. (Hmm…wish I’d made the plaid shams to have a presentable reverse side.)
If you’d like to see a few details about how I made these double-sided king shams, visit my post about One Sham, Two Looks – a Tutorial. (Be sure to sign up to receive my posts through email.)
What do you think? Do you like the idea of using the reverse side of shams for a different look?