Good morning, blogging friends!
You may remember I showed you a picture of an old quilted sham and some lace
on my Blogland Tour.
I mentioned I was making "something" out of it.
Well, I made a Bible cover from the old sham and I thought I would share it with you :)
My mom gave me a few shams and I thought one would be perfect for holding my Bible.
I have a few more ideas for the other pillow covers
and hopefully I can share those ideas with you soon :)
So here is the sham before. . .
Let me show you how I transformed it into a Bible cover.
I cut out the center star to the measurement of my Bible
plus I added an extra 1/2-inch on each side
so that I had room for my seam allowance.
(The sham had batting and I cut it to the size of the case so that it had extra padding.
If you use a sham without batting
than I would recommend using a piece - it gives it a nice, thick feeling.)
I cut out two linings that were the same measurements of the cover.
I cut one of the linings right down the center,
and double folded the top edges of each side,
pressed them, and sewed down the fold.
I created handles by using the border fabric from the sham
by folding in one side about 1/4-inch then folding it again so the edges are together.
(The handles also had batting in them.)
I sewed down the folds.
I added some vintage lace to one side of the cover.
Then I pinned on the handles to the center of each side.
Next came the pockets,
and finally the lining was pinned on.
I sewed around the edges and left a small gap unsewed
so that I could turn it right-side out.
Once I turned it right-side out I hand stitched the gap closed.
And this is how it looks on the inside.
The lace you see is actually the "latch."
Now lets put my Bible in and see how it looks.
And that's it. . .an old sham turned into something "new" and pretty :)
I added a shabby flower instead of a button to keep the Bible closed.
My dear friends, this Bible cover is fairly simple and quick to make
so what are you waiting for - go dig around for an old sham that needs re-purposed :)
Much love and big hugs to you!
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