Pillow Sham Patterns An Easy Bedroom Makeover

Pillow Sham Patterns

Renew your bedroom with these pillow sham patterns. I wanted to treat myself to a luxury bedding set. After seeing the prices I decided to make my own for a fraction of the cost.

I found a sale on cotton sheets. I paired it up with satin pillowcases and two pillow shams. Then I made two throws and filled them with memory foam pillow inserts for extra comfort. These are definitely the best pillows I’ve ever had.

I got so excited that I even made a comforter. I love the colors and the soft cotton fabrics. With these simple ideas, I did a room makeover and only spent a few bucks.

Here’s the tutorial for making the pillow shams if you wanna give it a try.


(for two pillow sham patterns)

  • 2 yds. of fabric 45 in. wide
  • Matching thread

How to Make the Shams

    1. Cut two rectangles of each:
      • 22 1/2 in. x 31 1/2 in.
      • 22 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in.
      • 22 1/2 in. x 14 in.
    2. Hem one of the small edges on each of the smaller rectangles. Fold 1/2 in. first and then 1 in.
    3. Place the largest rectangle with the right side of fabric towards the top on a flat surface. Put the medium rectangle on top with the right side downwards.The hemmed side should be towards the middle and the unfinished one aligned with the larger rectangle.
Pillow Sham Patterns
    1. Put the smallest rectangle on top and align it to the other side.
Pillow Sham Patterns
    1. Sew the edge leaving a 3/8 in. seam allowance. Clip the corners and turn inside out.
Pillow Sham Patterns


    1. Draw a rectangle with tailor’s chalk 2 in. from the edge and topstitch.
Pillow Sham Patterns

You’re done!

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