Budget Friendly Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams

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Hi!  If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I love drop cloth projects.  Today I want to show you my budget friendly drop cloth bedspread and pillow shams.

Be sure to check out the Organizational Boxes  and my Christmas Stockings I made using a drop cloths too.

Not only did the spread and shams cost me $13 but I think they look great.  They have that farmhouse look that is so popular right now.  I have to say I am jumping on that bandwagon.  I LOVE the look!

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

Budget Friendly Drop Cloth Bedspread and Pillow Shams

We have a queen size bed so the 9 x 12 drop cloth was the perfect size for us.  If you have a king or California king be sure to measure and purchase the appropriate size,   You may even need two drop cloths.

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Supplies Needed:

Drop Cloth

Scissors/Pinking shears

Straight Pins

Sewing Machine

Tape Measure

Matching Thread

 

Bedspread

This was the easiest part of the entire project.  I laid the drop cloth over the bed to determine the size.  It was perfect on the sides but way too long.  So, I used the pinking shears to cut off the bottom of the cloth at the length I wanted.

Turn under that edge and stitch it to give it a finished look.

DONE!

 

Pillow Shams

These took a little more time and effort but were still easy as far as sewing goes and look great.  I have said it before, I am a lazy sewer so if I can do this so can you.

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

I used our current pillows for size and another sham that I have in the guest room as a reference for my sewing and putting this together.

First cut one piece of the drop cloth for the front of the shams.  I wanted some extra on the edges for the detail stitching so I cut them 2 inches bigger all of the way around.  This allows for the 1 – 1/2 inch detail around and a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

I really just eyeballed this by setting my pillow on top of the drop cloth and adding 2 inches all of the way around.  I used a yard stick and a sharpie to draw my cut lines onto the drop cloth.

Then I cut a second piece  (the back of the sham) that was about 4 inches wider but the same height.

Cut the wider piece right up the center to create an opening for the pillow.

Since this would not be an enclosed seam I ironed the edges under and stitched it to create two finished edges.

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

With right sides together I pinned the front of the sham and the two back pieces together and stitched all the way around the edge.

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

After I stitched them together I turned them right side out and ironed them nice and flat.  I stitched all of the way close to the edge.  This gives it some detail but also holds the seam flat

Then I created another row of stitching 1 – 1/2 inches in from the first row.  This gives the sham and edge and some detail.

 

This was all there was to it.  Now you can insert your pillow and enjoy your new drop cloth bedspread and pillow shams.

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

What do you think?  Do you like it?  If so pin it!   I love to see my projects being pinned on Pinterest.  If you would like to follow me on Pinterest you can do that too.  I love to connect with people.

 

Drop Cloth Bedspread And Pillow Shams - www.michellejdesigns.com - I created a budget friendly bedspread and pillow shams using one drop cloth for $13. It was easy-peasy!

 

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Until next time,

Michelle

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Carolann

    I love how they pull the room together Michelle. You always do amazing work!

    05 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      You are sweet Carolann. Thanks so much. They were easy and look soooo much better than what we had on the bed before. I am happy with them.

      05 . 08 . 2016
  2. Janine

    I love drop cloths and how they look like French Linen! Great job with your bedspread, your room is gorgeous!

    05 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Janine. I love drop cloths as well they are the perfect fabric for most anything. Thanks for the compliment on the room. We have been working hard on it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      05 . 08 . 2016
  3. Sam @ Raggedy Bits

    Who would have thought! I love drop cloth and just love how you have used it in your room!

    Thank you so much for sharing over at Waste Not Wednesday! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week 🙂

    07 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Sam! Gotta love the drop cloths. They are perfect for so many things. Next up….curtains and a slipcover for my couch. We shall see how those turn out.

      08 . 08 . 2016
  4. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    OMGee. I can’t believe I missed this amazing post. What a great idea! The set looks totally awesome with your headboard and light sconces. Well done!!

    09 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks. What? You missed one of my posts???? LOL! So glad you stopped by to see it. It was so easy and I love the way it looks!

      10 . 08 . 2016
  5. Robert Smith

    Cool idea of using drop cloth indeed. Sent it to my mom and she totally loves it!

    Thanks for sharing it. Like the way you decorate your bedroom a lot.

    22 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Robert and thanks for sending it to your mom! I love that and am glad you guys liked it. I am having fun with this room. Even my boys like the light fixtures. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      22 . 08 . 2016
  6. Jeffrey T. Wildermuth

    I love these neutral colours of your pillow and bedspread. That’s such a clever coordination. Love the way you decorate you bedroom, also. It recalls me peace and quietness.

    22 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you!

      22 . 08 . 2016
  7. Jennifer Clark

    Fabulous design! Your project inspires me a lot. I’m so excited about making cloth bedspread and pillow shams for my bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

    29 . 08 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks Jennifer! I was so easy and one drop cloth did the entire project. I love budget friendly decor! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      29 . 08 . 2016
  8. Jennifer @ Garden Tool

    Its necessary for meI love drop cloths. Thanks for detail guide
    The set looks totally awesome. Thanks for share

    01 . 09 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Jennifer. I love drop cloths too. I use them a lot in my home. Thanks for stopping by!

      01 . 09 . 2016

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