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Sweet Retreat Accessories

Patterns for a decorative pillow, coordinating shams, bed skirt, and nightstand slipcover can add cottage chic style to any bedroom.

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Assemble Slipcover


1. Right sides together and using 1/2" seam allowances, sew each green gingham side, front, and back panel to a coordinating muslin lining piece along side and bottom edges; press. Turn in top, raw edges 1/4" and baste closed. (If desired, prepare two pleat panels in same manner.)

2.On each side panel, turn up bottom edge 9" and pin. Topstitch in place close to side edges to make pocket.

3.Following manufacturer's instructions, cover two buttons and hand-sew a button to top center of each pocket, stitching through all layers.

4. Referring to Diagram 6, baste rickrack to all edges of green gingham top panel. Right sides together and using 1/2" seam allowances, sew green gingham top panel to coordinating muslin lining piece along all edges, leaving an opening for turning in back edge. Turn right side out and press. Slip-stitch opening closed.

5. Referring to Diagram 7, position side, top, front, and back panels on a large flat surface. Lap side, front, and back panels under the top panel by about 1/4". Topstich through middle of rickrack to secure panels in place.

6. If desired, add pleat panels to conceal nightstand corners. Place them underneath the side, front, and back panels and topstitch in place as in Step 5.

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