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with Jann Newton
Online Class

Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams & Bolsters

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Your bedroom is supposed to be your escape–shouldn'’t you escape into style you love? Join designer Jann Newton in her online Craftsy class, Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams and Bolsters, to put a captivating, custom touch on your bedroom decor with luxurious pillows that you'’ll adore! Learn how to mix and match fabrics for a cohesive look, play with scale and figure out the yardage and cuts you'’ll need. Then, jump into your first class project: the Euro sham. Get a decorator-quality look as you learn to create a knife-pleat ruffle that will make this pillow really pop! Move on to a padded, flanged sham, making masterful miters and creating cording with confidence. Finally, make a beautiful neckroll bolster, as Jann shows you her special secret for creating tantalizing, tufted ends without any need for a long needle. There’'s a designer out there who has your exquisite taste: you. Give yourself the tools to bring your vision to life!


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h15m

Included in this Class

1. Selecting Pillows & Fabrics

1. Selecting Pillows & Fabrics

Meet your instructor, interior designer Jann Newton, and preview the three gorgeous pillows in this class. Then, discover what weights of fabric will work best as Jann offers design advice for mixing and matching patterns. Finally, see how to calculate yardage needs when using a patterned fabric.

2. Euro Sham: Crisp Corners & Knife-Pleat Ruffle

2. Euro Sham: Crisp Corners & Knife-Pleat Ruffle

Start on your pillow with a knife-pleat edge as you mark and cut fabric so that your designs are square and centered. Then, discover how Jann's helpful template (included in your class materials) will give you square corners -- no dog ears! Finally, learn how to sew the perfect knife-pleat ruffle using a cardboard template you make yourself.

3. Euro Sham: Construction

3. Euro Sham: Construction

Complete your Euro sham as you learn how to pin the ruffle to the front of the pillow and ease the thick fabric around corners. Then, sew along with Jann as she attaches the back of the pillow and stuffs it with a form. Finally, Jann shares her favorite stitch for sewing up the pillow opening by hand.